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Is Diaspora the future of social networking?

With the up and rising chaos that has come to social networking, also known as the Facebook privacy settings, someone or a group of people need to make a stand. These people need to come together and change the path of privacy and control over social networking, enter diaspora, a possible revolution in social networking.

diaspora: “the privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all distributed open source social network”

Diaspora is to be a distributed social networking platform developed and maintained by four New York University students named Daniel Daniel Grippi, Maxwell Salzberg, Ilya Zhitomirskiy and Raphael Sofaer. The platform itself, which overhauls a significant difference to Facebook is to be open source under the AGPL license allowing community driven development.

The idea behind Diaspora is to have a social network that allows its users to be in complete control of their own seed (node, social network), including but not limited to their personal information. All being maintained in an easily controlled manner. This is something Facebook is heavily lacking and is something a great majority of the public would favor.

Whether or not Diaspora will become the next top social network is unknown, however, the development team could not have chosen a more suitable time to announce the project with the continuous criticism flying around about personal information being distributed throughout the Internet due to Facebooks privacy settings.

Diaspora is a name worth remembering and a trend worth following. If you would like to learn more about Diaspora then I suggest you take a look at

If you happen to know anything about Diaspora that I haven’t already mentioned please comment or contact me as I’d be heavily appreciative of additional information.

Posted in Internet on the 27th May 2010


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