@dalton Congrats! How many of those are active, or do a lot of them stay quiet and just read? What does the distribution of post frequency or number of followers look like? I've always been curious what a new service looks like.
@warriorbob well this service just came into being a few weeks ago, so it's hard to have a clear answer on that. I should also note we intend to stay out of the "vanity" engagement metrics spin that often occurs w/ad-supported services
@oj Everyone that has paid for an account is in the alpha. A week ago there were 10K people, so it has almost doubled in a week. What are your expectations? This service is nowhere near ready for mainstream adoption. Patience.
@dalton This isn't about impatience mate, this is about me not wanting to see it go the way of identi.ca or Google Wave. Lack of people helped kill those things. I'm here and backing you, but need to see more people and more discussion :)
@oj Some amazing software is being built by 3rd party devs. Soon it will be in the app store/google play etc. With a bit more maturity in the software and API features I think the ecosystem will be prepared for more adoption. These are the pioneer days :)
» @dalton: @oj Everyone that has paid for an account is in the alpha. A week ago there were 10K people, so it has almost doubled in a week. What are your expectations? This service is nowhere near ready for mainstream adoption. Patience.
@oj I understand. Part of making this a paid service is to have a business model with a solid foundation. We don't need to immediately capture millions of eyeballs to raise money/sell advertising etc. We are here for the long haul.
@dalton They are indeed, and as I said I'm here for those reasons. My concern is just about critical mass before people lose interest. I'm keen to see what your hopes are for numbers and for what timeframes.
@boumi right first impressions count, and part of this site that will always be around as the place where folks manage their account/change their password/update billing info/manage oAuth permissions etc.
Yes wow. Where are they? I get the feeling many are waiting for: a) crit mass b4 popping-up, b) ability to DM c) mobile clients d) approval from SO -kidding - what else? @bav Wow!! RP @icraigt: » @dalton: "There are now >17,500 accounts on App.net"
@dalton I certainly hope so. I will be around to see how it pans out. I wish you luck. Twitter has pissed me off long enough and I have wanted something like this to come along and knock it off it's perch.
@dalton I'd encourage you to post stats; its not about vanity but transparency. User numbers, location spread, active users vs. logins, messages per hour, etc. are all valuable to people willing to spend $50 & devote time to trying to make it a success.
@pauldyson user numbers are easy for 3rd parties to tell via the max user_id. Messages per hour, users per day etc are also published by third parties: http://appnetstats.com/ There is a great deal of inherent transparency in a service like this.