Creators behind the new Facebook rival - Diaspora - said they have placed a special focus on privacy and security, whilst giving greater power in the hands of users.
Will be interesting to see if they gain any traction considering that Facebook has already established itself with such a big following.
Nonetheless, it is always good to see healthy competition for companies that threaten to become too big and unwieldy.
I'm just asking as a general: - Anyone got themselves registered yet? - What's the general feel about this new player? Would you use it? - Does anyone "trust" the pitch about it being more secure & private?
[edited by: bill at 4:16 am (utc) on Nov 25, 2010] [edit reason] moved from FB forum [/edit]
Msg#: 4234601 posted 5:03 am on Nov 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
Who needs yet another giant hub? It would be more useful if the software were released to be freely downloaded to form hundreds of thousands of communities and morphed into an add-on to a myriad of already existing applications such as wordpress, phpbb, vbulletin, ecommerce software etc.
Msg#: 4234601 posted 9:30 am on Nov 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
actually unlike a giant hub i believe diaspora is geared toward ownership of your own data such that you can unplug from the grid as you wish and decentralization where you can set up your own server and form your own community.