Dalton Caldwell, the guy who built Imeem and now founder of App.net, wants to build a better Twitter.
Dalton recently wrote a post about what Twitter could have been and now he’s got an “audacious proposal” to fund a newer and better Twitter-like service that promises to always be open to developers and never put advertisers before users.
He’s now trying to raise $500k with crowdfunding and I think he might just be able to do it.
The question is, do enough people care enough to switch to a new Twitter? Especially one they have to pay for? To make the new service fun and useful it will need a critical mass of enough people. And I’d say the majority of folks are okay with the value exchange of having ads in their stream for the free service Twitter provides.
I do love all things audacious though. So I applaud Dalton for going for it and wish him the best of luck.