App.net is attracting the developers that Twitter built its micro-blogging empire on. The developers whose initial excitement and continued support made it a household name and part of the tech vocabulary1. I hope that such a foundation is sufficient to provide a service with enough adoption to replace the resource that Twitter has become for me (and for many of us). The Twittersphere is by far my most valuable source of information and knowledge (or at least links to knowledge). I’m fine with losing Twitter, but I don’t want to lose that resource.
I tried to find something more to add to Brett Terpstra’s fabulous article, but it’s just so good on it’s own. This is exactly how I feel about what Twitter is doing, and what I hope ADN becomes.