The creators of Diaspora are touting their new social network as a privacy conscious, open-source alternative to Facebook, but it’ll take more than good will to win over any of Mark Zuckerberg’s 500 million social drones.

Diaspora is nowhere near ready for its closeup, but judging by the screenshots on the project’s blog, we can expect a clean interface that hearkens back to Facebook’s simpler origins and some clever features. — PZS


Diaspora describes itself as a “privacy-aware, personally controlled” social network.

It was conceived earlier this year by four US students during a period when Facebook came under fire for its privacy settings.

The open-source project has now released its first code to developers and also published screenshots.

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