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Feb 26, 2013

The Twitter alternative you might be willing to pay for

App.net went and changed the Silicon Valley orthodoxy with a paid, then "freemium", model to threaten Twitter. But are we willing to pay for a better, more secure service?

Stilgherrian — Technology writer and broadcaster

Stilgherrian

Technology writer and broadcaster

For all its claims to innovation and thinking outside the box, Silicon Valley business culture is really about comfortable rituals and groupthink. Internet businesses aren’t even called businesses — they’re “start-ups”, temples of a workaholic cult where a faster-faster Zorba-ritual transforms angel funding into an initial public offering.

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