Advertising isn't a social network's only option, App.net co-founder says

04/1/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Social Media

Social media users "want an alternative to advertising" and would be willing to pay for a service that treats them better, App.net CEO Dalton Caldwell said at South by Southwest Interactive. He says he hopes to use a freemium model to support his fledgling social network, and is wooing developers and publishers in the hope of building a critical mass of fee-paying users.

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