"The anti-Facebook movement has created a level of interest in
open-source solutions to the privacy issue where virtually none has
"After I wrote about the Diaspora project a few weeks ago, I was
contacted by Michael Chisari of the Appleseed Project, which is
basically the same thing and predates Diaspora by several years.
Reason virtually no one had heard of it was because Chisari had
spent months developing the entire project himself and had to put
it on hold because he, well, reached the point where he couldn't
finish it alone with no one really interested in it."