App.net is now (crowd)funded. First thing first, change that name!

It looks like I'm not the only one to think that the name app.net (@AppDotNet) is terrible. Read on...

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  1. First off, I love the initiative. Instead of keeping complaining about Twitter recent moves, @daltonc went to go build something. I'm backer, Storify is a backer and you should too. join.app.net 
  2. Kellan (ETSY CTO) is one of the backers. He also backed Diaspora which was another project to create a different social network but unfortunately it didn't go anywhere. He has a very good point though: 
  3. Celebrities (Stephen Fry, Michael Arrington, ...) are also part of the movement
  4. This morning, they finally reached the $500k mark. Congrats!
  5. Now the first thing they should do is change their name. Honestly, App.net is a terrible name and it looks like I'm not the only one who thinks so:
  6. The following people have a very good point: you can't use app.net as a verb:
  7. Here is a good post on how to name your startup by @JoelGascoigne, founder of @BufferApp
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