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mat
    @ggirton @chartier I plan to have it melted down and use it as a grille
    mat
      @duerig @annatarkov I think that's true too. I think @dalton's point about it being a place for developers to get together and Figure Shit Out was really on point
      mat
        @ggirton @annatarkov Of course I am! And thanks!
        clovertalk
          @mat it's funny how experiences can differ. I read your article, signed up, and have spent more time interacting with folks here than on most of the other networks I'm on. that said, I should probably be working or something. @philg
          mat
            @indefensible It was not really, no. But I dis see kvetching about the headline, and my post count.
            mat
              @annatarkov And so to circle back, I think the more interesting things, and the better way to build a community, is to do something unique and different. Otherwise it's alt.twitter, right?
              mat
                @annatarkov I hear what you're saying and take your point, but again I had a strong community on Instagram when it was 1 month old, Twitter when it was 5, Flickr at < 1 year.
                mat
                  @chartier (to change subjects a bit, I've been using Google+ quite a bit more since the auto-photo uploading/enhancing thing. Anecdotally I hear the same from others. Seems like it may have found a real strength there.)
                  mat
                    @annatarkov Well, I have talked to people. Quite a lot compared to my early days on other services, in fact, which I was on similarly early in their lifespans.
                    mat
                      @philg To be clear, I'm not complaining. I think it's great for what it is. I'm just saying, I haven't found a community here, so I don't talk on Alpha much--and also that I think the more interesting things are happening off of Alpha
                      mat
                        So I hope that's what I did. If all I thought about app.net was what happens on Alpha, I honestly would not have bothered writing about it. I think it's a bigger, more promising idea than Alpha. -30-
                        mat
                          @chartier And I'm aware that I'm saying this to the guy who sent me my first @ reply on Twitter. ;-)
                          mat
                            @chartier Well, that's the thing. I felt like I had community on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Vine, Flickr and a handful of others from the get go. I'm unlikely to invest time. I know that's lame, but I think that's probably commonplace.
                            mat
                              I myself thought of app.net as essentially an interesting Twitter/status clone before I started talking to @dalton about his goals. I don't think that's an uncommon perception outside the community. I wanted to delve into what it is and could be.
                              mat
                                What I do think are really interesting and promising, as I hope the story showed, are the applications *other* than Alpha that don't' replicate status updating. I mean, I like status. But there are plenty of places to post status.
                                mat
                                  And as to not posting more…. I haven't ever found a community here. I've tried. No, I haven't gone to great lengths, but, nor did I go to great lengths on other services, either. So I don't end up having discussions here. It is what it is.
                                  mat
                                    But here's the thing. First of all, I think that headline is fairly open to interpretation. Whose mistake? Mine? Yours? Other peoples? I think the text goes into that.