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    Diaspora – The open-source, Privacy aware Social Network.

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    Everyone these days wants to start their own social networking site, after looking at the huge success of Facebook and also the movie ‘The Social Network’. Social networking is the ‘thing’ these days, and Facebook is the tool, people have forgotten Friendster that started it all, and other networking sites such as Myspace, Hi5, Orkut etc. But, Facebook has always been hit by the ‘ Privacy Issues’ since its launch and are still being questioned by authorities. So, keeping privacy as first priority, four students from NYU(Dan Grippi, Maxwell Salzberg, Raphael Sofaer, and Ilya Zhitomirskiy) came up with the idea for an open-source, privacy aware and personally controlled social network site called Diaspora. The project made headlines and was instantly a topic for geeky conversations everywhere.

    Diaspora Logo1 550x412 Diaspora   The open source, Privacy aware Social Network.

    The website is still in its alpha stage, and only works in an invite only basis. The project got instant fame thanks to Kickstarter, which was used as the funding source for the project. The guys at NYU had set a goal of raising $10,000 for the success of the project, but instead raised is excess of $200,000. The site would be available for use sometime before summer, well that’s what the developers say. Diaspora works in a very different way, keeping in mind the privacy of its user. One can setup their own server on their computer, known as a ‘node’ and won’t have to worry about any privacy issues. For more information on the project and previews of how it looks, please visit Joindiaspora. It’s surprising to see that no one has written anything about this, while it’s making so much buzz all around the world. Also visit Gizmodo for more screenshots of the Social networking interface.

    Do you think Diaspora can get as good as or better than Facebook and have more than 500million users?

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    Vivek Parmar

    another social network means another account you have to create, these days socail network creates too much headache to bloggers as they are unable to decide whether they blog or promote their blog on social network??

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    Tanveer

    ‘Diaspora’ sounds like some sort of fungal infection that you wouldn’t tell your mother about.

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    VISHAL

    lol :D nice comment :P

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    Siddharth

    Haha.. Exactly..!!
    But you can’t really comment on the name, who knew Google would make it so big with a weird name. ;)

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    PR@ AlmostLikeEverything!

    The problem with this network is You have to compulsory have a private Hosting Space, A normal user will avoid it for that one reason

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    Siddharth

    Yeah, that is one of the drawbacks. Lets wait and watch what they do about it, but it’ll be useful for developers and geeks :)

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    Nihar

    Thanks for sharing this news.

    I will check this out.

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    Vijayraj Reddy

    ya, u r right. Many are inspired by the movie The Social Network…

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    Siddharth

    True true ;)

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    Sucheth

    Very nice post.
    Thank u for the news.
    Will surely check it out.

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    Siddharth

    Thanks Sucheth :)

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    Jojo Mathews @Around Social

    Hope it will go live soon….

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    Siddharth

    Hope so tooo..

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    Sagar Rai

    Not yet live. Waiting for it.

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