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Diaspora Preview – All You Need to Know About The New “Open Source Facebook”
Diaspora came about when a group of New York University students from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Science were inspired by a speech about freedom and privacy online. Columbia University law professor Eben Moglen described centralised social networks as “spying for free” and the developers came up with Diaspora.

The developers aim to create an alternative social network, with the added option of choosing where your data is stored rather than have it sit on the same centralised server.

The project’s main “opposition” (for want of a better word) is undoubtedly Facebook, which has been making headlines for a while over security lapses and privacy boo-boos. Even if the project isn’t a massive success, Diaspora’s direct approach with privacy and data security will hopefully further encourage Facebook and pals to improve things on their side.

So How Does It Work?

Users are able to set up their own servers (known as “seeds”) to store their data, these seeds can then interact with other seeds to share photos, status updates and everything else the internet likes to do.

Your data remains on the seed you choose, and you have control over what is done with it.

Data migration has also been addressed and developers have said that if a user would like to move data to another seed, Diaspora will support seamless migration from one seed to another and still work afterwards.



Diaspora Preview – All You Need to Know About The New “Open Source Facebook”