I have been an App.net user since almost the beginning. I’ve been using it mostly as a Twitter clone since I was fed up with Twitter and it’s terrible policies. ADN was never meant to just be a Twitter clone though. At least not according to Dalton the founder.
I’m still not sure I see the whole potential of ADN but my eyes are open a bit wider for ‘non-Twitter’ uses of the service. Listen to the podcast and to get your eyes opened just a bit wider on the thought process behind ADN. I certainly have a new found respect for the goals of the service. No one can say that Dalton is just jumping in blind without thinking about how not to be a Twitter clone.