engine - 6:35 pm on Nov 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
Diaspora Starts Inviting Testers [bbc.co.uk]
An open source alternative to Facebook - called Diaspora - has gone live.
The "privacy-aware" social network was founded earlier this year during a period when Facebook came under fire for its privacy settings.
The community-funded project is currently only open to a small number of invited people.
Diaspora says it hopes to begin adding more people in the coming weeks.
Diaspora Raises $200,000 [webmasterworld.com]