App.net is a Twitter-like microblogging service and open platform which launched earlier this month.
Users pay $50 a year to be members and in return they get the guarantee that the platform will always be open and it will never have advertising.
You can read more about what it could mean for journalists and news outlets in our Q&A with founder and chief executive of App.net Dalton Caldwell.
In this podcast Journalism.co.uk technology editor Sarah Marshall looks at what journalists should know about App.net.
The podcast hears from:
- Dalton Caldwell, founder and chief executive of App.net
- Martin Bryant, managing editor at The Next Web
- Mathew Ingram, senior writer with GigaOm
- Leo Widrich, co-founder of Buffer
You can hear future podcasts by signing up to the Journalism.co.uk iTunes podcast feed.