With all the bad press surrounding Facebook this past year, a lot of us are looking for a good alternative. That’s the need the new, open-source, user-controled social network Diaspora aims to fill. Here’s what it looks like so far.
As Facebook completes its transition from Galactic Senate to Imperial Empire, four enterprising NYU students thought the world could do with a social networking service that wouldn’t treat your personal information like advertiser catnip. So they started building Diaspora.