homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Community Building and User Generated Content
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: rogerd

Community Building and User Generated Content Forum

Diaspora Raises $200,000

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

Msg#: 4146386 posted 5:07 pm on Jun 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Diaspora Raises $200,000 [news.bbc.co.uk]
Four students in New York have raised $200,000 (136,000) to build an open alternative to Facebook.

Diaspora describes itself as a "privacy-aware, personally-controlled" social network.

The students used the fundraising site Kickstarter to raise a total of $200,642 to build the technology.

The project came to attention following attacks on Facebook for its privacy policies that it was eventually forced to change.

Before the funding closed, the team wrote: "You may not hear too much from us in the coming months and we will try our best to provide regular updates, but our silence means we are hard at work."



WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 4146386 posted 8:19 pm on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

All social media sites are fads. Something better will replace Facebook, like Facebook did to Myspace. It will always happen this way, because once a site is infiltrated by small companies and MLM's trying to use it as a form of cheap advertising, flood the site with garbage profiles, and eventually the users stop coming.

Whatever this new one is will eventually suffer the same fate too.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 4146386 posted 10:17 pm on Jun 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

i think facebook will take over google when it comes out with its own search engine, and google will see a downfall in 5 years

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Community Building and User Generated Content
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved