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Diaspora arriving September 15

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. » Read more

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Poll: Estimating the impact of the Facebook exodus

QuitFacebookDay.com hasn't even gathered a significantly measureable percentage of the Facebook population. But there may be a lot of people leaving who aren't speaking up there. So here's a poll--aka, a completely unscientific way--to see how widespread the Facebook exodus is. How big has the impact been on your friends list?

Discuss Facebook and the future of social networking in this post.

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Facebook: The privacy saga continues

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't left yet. For all its wrongdoing, the fact remains that Facebook keeps me in touch with people I otherwise would lose track of. And I know I'm not alone in that. » Read more

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Facebook: Privacy, the exodus, and Diaspora

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 making that call for years. Years. But like so many noble causes, it took a sufficiently motivating, negative catalyst to spread the messsage. » Read more

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