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Saturday, March 9 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Is there an Alternative to Ad-Supported Social Networking?

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There has to be another way to run a social network. Instead of trapping users inside a walled-garden, could you let users choose how to interact with the network and with each other? This is the App.net experiment. App.net disaggregates the back-end that powers the network from the front-end that members use, enabling them to pick whichever mobile clients, web apps, and desktop apps they want.
It’s all about the business model: charge customers to use the network (read: no ads). This way, the incentives between the platform, third-party developers, and users are all aligned. Let’s explore what can happen when you rethink a social network from the ground up.
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Dalton Caldwell

Founder & CEOApp.net

Saturday March 9, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH

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