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App.net, Pheed, Diaspora: new names on the list of social networks
App.net, Pheed, Diaspora: new names on the list of social networks
Benjamin Ferran

GENEVA – To distinguish themselves from Facebook and Twitter, new social networks are trying to find a different economic model. A trend is emerging – the return to paid subscriptions. From App.net to Diaspora, here is a short review of these new actors.

App.net, the paying Twitter

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A man speaks on the phone as the oil refinery of Lysychansk in the Luhansk region, Ukraine, burns in the background

Lila Paulou, Lisa Berdet and Bertrand Hauger.

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Welcome to Monday, where Anthony Albanese is sworn in as Australia's new prime minister, a verdict is in for the first war crimes trial in Ukraine and the food & energy industrials get outrageously richer. In Colombian daily El Espectador, María Mónica Monsalve Sánchez explores how Colombia is toeing the line between carbon-offsetting and unabashed greenwashing.

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