Each of these efforts is a largely one person project. All good people. pnut.io’s creator is 33mhz/Robert. I believe the API is based on the app.net API, which means the many apps created for app.net can have a second life. I’m using ChimPnut.app for iOS and the https://noodle.s3rv.com web client to access pnut.io. I’ve been told the app.net client Riposte.app may reappear.
pnut.io has an interesting approach to social networking …
Our community network is a small, sustainable hobby. We are tied closely to our users and developers through their Patreon pledges and small opt-in features. When you invite someone, they are associated with you in the user tree and you may be responsible for them if they abuse the network.
I made a Patreon pledge at the $5/month level but anyone can use it for free. The spam protection is the user tree. It will be interesting to see how well that works.
If you know me from app.net days or elsewhere and need an invitation send a note to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Best to mention how you know me.