Color7 - 12:08 am on Sep 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
the value of FB lies in having zillions of loyal users.
who cares about what CMS they run ?
Diaspora is like BeOS, ReactOS, Xenix, OS/2 .... they were all good and promising but ended up in a disaster.
Actually it's 500 million across the globe. Of which 100 million are duplicate/throw away accounts. That leaves you with 400 million users. Out of those 400 million you may have a few hundred or thousand "loyal" users you're associated with. And, those "loyal" users are ad blind anyway.
Facebook/social media is what AOL was in the 90's.