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Use Google Alternative YaCy and Facebook Alternative Diaspora

Dec 16, 2011, 22:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael L. Aaronson MD)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"We need a Google and Facebook alternative. However, I'm not looking for a competitor that uses a central server with one location or company in charge. Rather, I opine we need to take a decentralized approach to both search and social networking. Fortunately, we have real options today: YaCy and Diaspora. YaCy is an anonymous search engine that uses bit torrent technology. Instead of connecting to a central Google server, where one company controls all of the information, your computer connects to other people's computers all over the earth. This "team" of computers works together to create a search result. Similar to how the internet works, if one computer is down, the other computers pick up the slack. The team of computers can be located all over the world. Moreover, since there is no one company in charge of the search results, you end up getting a non-censored result. The following graphic helps solidify the premise."

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