Requiem for a Social Platform: App.internet’s Unrealized Possible



Ad-free social platform announced Tuesday that although the service had enough money to be “self-sustaining on a forward basis,” it hadn’t garnered the financial support needed to retain full-time employees

As a result, will no longer employ any salaried employees — including its two founders, Dalton Caldwell and Bryan Berg — and a larger portion of the codebase will be open-sourced.’s Developer Incentive Program, which was a way to compensate developers for building apps and services on top of, is also winding down. Caldwell and Berg will remain responsible for operating, but they’ll no longer draw a salary for doing so. Read more…

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