App.net & the Open-Closed Platform Dilemma

It turns out that App.net did it. The Kickstarter project raised $500,00. Enough people believe in a user- and developer-centric platform, advertisers be damned.

So, the work's over, right?

Hardly. App.net has to overcome the classic open-closed dilemma. Facebook never would have become so massive if it had charged at the beginning. Because of that, it has

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