Four talented hackers from NYU are planning to spend the summer building Diaspora “the privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all distributed open source social network”.
This is a particularly timely project in the wake of the recent “open” graph announcements at F8 and the debate about data ownership.
Project Diaspora will be open-source, with a subscription hosted solution. They’re raising money to pay for their time developing the project over the summer.
You can read more about the project and the business plan and pledge your support on their Kickstarter page.
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So instead of Facebook employees being able to track everything you do on their site, now ANYONE will be able to track everything you do on their site? Sounds like a great improvement.
You don't seem to understand the technical aspects of Diaspora, so I'll clarify your misconception of “anyone being able to track everything you do”. In actuality, you can run your own Diaspora server, so only you control and track the information. Information is only sent to other people if you chose to send it to them.
Hope this clears this up.