diaspora

diaspora
We've followed Diaspora for a while now, since its beginning when it was the largest project Kickstarter had seen and was being called "the Facebook killer." Two years later, the "open source social network" is becoming more open by turning into a community-run project, and the Diaspora team is... Read more
2 comments Posted 28 Aug 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
I can't bring myself to write a headline that involves the words "Google+," "Facebook killer" and a leading question mark. But that's no doubt what they're hoping for with this announcement, isn't it?
11 comments Posted 28 Jun 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
For those who have been patiently waiting, the first round of Diaspora alpha invites has been distributed. They're planning to first bring in those who contributed via Kickstarter way back when this all began. Next those on their mailing list will start receiving their invites.
7 comments Posted 23 Nov 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
The consumer-ready alpha is still a few weeks away, but today Diaspora released the developer code as promised. Be patient, though--looks like joindiaspora.com is a little slammed. Skip over to GitHub if you want the code. And even if you're not a developer, you can see the first screenshots. You... Read more
2 comments Posted 15 Sep 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
We've waited all summer to find out what will happen when the students who have been working on Diaspora return to school and launch the P2P Facebook killer. Now September has come, and they've broken their long silence. Diaspora will launch on September 15.
2 comments Posted 26 Aug 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
We've waited all summer to find out what will happen when the students who have been working on Diaspora return to school and launch the P2P Facebook killer. Now September has come, and they've broken their long silence. Diaspora will launch on September 15.
2 comments Posted 26 Aug 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Even if you'd never heard of Facebook before this week (unlikely as that may seem to most of our readers), it's tough to avoid now. The privacy fiasco has even hit the cover of Time magazine. And yet, I have to admit: Most of the news I hear about this, I hear via Facebook. That is to say, I haven'... Read more
11 comments Posted 21 May 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
If you're like me, it seems like every time you log into Facebook, you see another message or two from friends deleting their accounts. Then you check Twitter, and there's yet another rallying cry for open standards in social networking. Wait. I just got déjà vu. Wired (among many others) has been... Read more
16 comments Posted 13 May 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed