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Diaspora: It's no Facebook... yet

Sep 16, 2010, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Hundreds of millions of us use Facebook every day, but that doesn't mean we like it. We like being able to connect with our friends; it's the hoops we have to jump through to keep our privacy on Facebook that's a pain in the neck. Diaspora, a homegrown, open-source project, is trying to answer that need with a social network that combines Facebook's features with the users, instead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in charge.

"Diaspora got lots of fans when its student developers announced their plans this spring, but until now, Diaspora has had little to show. Today, Sept. 16, that changed. Diaspora is now available as a developers' source code release."

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