The people who scoff at App.net and wonder “why do we need another Twitter?” are missing the point. Actually, they’re missing the point of the internet. There’s plenty of room for another social network. You don’t have to use it but that doesn’t make it invalid. For every person that makes fun of Google+, there’s another 5 people getting a lot of community and fun out of it.
Interestingly, this article is talking about Favd, yet almost accidentally, he describes what I think is a very convincing argument for App.net’s relevance. Chris goes on to say:
And while Favd might look like “yet another Instagram clone”, it’s taking the parts of Instagram that people enjoy — taking and sharing photos with friends online — and leaving behind the corporate shadiness that comes with being associated with Facebook.
Chris effectively points out, that just when we think a market has been saturated beyond belief, there’s always someone who can approach a problem a bit smarter.