A little over a week in, the hyped for-pay social network App.Net is proving to be an interesting (if in some quarters controversial, and in other quarters mocked) experiment in building a new Twitter-style community from nothing. Wondering how it’s going? Check out App.Net Stats, which literally shows the ebb and flow of a community, its most powerful and influential users and what’s rising to the top of the community — warts and all. (Many users have compared the global view to Twitter, circa 2007, for what it’s worth.) Also worth noting is the quick growth of apps on the network — including one well-known social app, Buffer, supporting the platform before its funding goal was reached.