So, are people rolling their own private microblogging networks yet? And knocking together mobile pages and writing/hacking desktop apps to work with their private microblogging networks yet? It would seem to me to be the obvious outgrowth of the Twitter phenomenon: ambient communication for secret societies.
(Which you can take to mean “gated communities,” “dev teams” “people who like their privacy” or “bomb-throwing anarchists.”) …
I’d happily run two microblogging desktop apps: one for Twitter, and one for My Spooky Friends Net. And, after a while, I’d probably stop using the Twitter app, I’d imagine.
I’d be willing to work on My Spooky Friends Net.
Update: There are a ton of apps that work with Laconica / identi.ca already!