I was going to write a post about the pros and cons of using stock apps on my Mac when I noticed that my app.net stream had a few but totally delightful Welcome to ADN messages.
At that point I started replying to these messages and discovered – to my surprise – that I was actually having conversations with these people. Pretty amazing considering that on Twitter or any other social media service available these days, strangers don’t start conversations anymore or even worse jump into someone else conversation.
My surprise was so big that I actually grabbed my credit card and paid the annual subscription fee just to contribute to this amazing community.
I am not exaggerating if I say that I haven’t felt so excited about an IT service in a long time. In a way the sense of camaraderie of app.net reminds me of the first bulletin boards that blossomed when the Internet started becoming popular. Yes, I am old enough to remember life without the Internet…
So, I’m on app.net now (or better on ADN as we say there) with the usual @macography username. I would like to thanks all the wonderful people that have been sending me their messages. I love all this.