Four Nerdy Davids Against The Facebook Goliath

#Future

Wed, May 12th, 2010 13:00 by capnasty NEWS

Four geeky college students have decided to build a social network that wouldn't force people to surrender their privacy to a big business. Diaspora will let users set up their own personal servers, called seeds, create their own hubs and fully control the information they share. Centralized networks like Facebook are not necessary because, in real life, people talk to each other, not through a centralized hub. What Facebook gives you as a user isn't all that hard to do. All the little games, the little walls, the little chat, aren't really rare things. The technology already exists and now it will be open source.

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