DiasporaDiaspora is a project by four NYU developers who hope to build an open source social network that will allow users to fully control their online privacy and identity.

Born out of the recent Facebook privacy farrago, these four students thought it would be a great idea to create a Facebook alternative.

They launched the idea on Kickstarter, looking for $10,000 backing so they could work on the idea.  As I write this they have raised over $173,000.  That right, they’re 1730% funded! I’m one of those backers, and if you want to be another, you have to act swiftly.

What this does say is, there are an awful lot of people who just don’t trust Facebook any more – and frankly who can blame them?


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