Diaspora: First Impressions

Over the past year, Diaspora has been sending out invites to developers and, following that, to general users to come take a gander at their social networking site (it’s still in Alpha so they haven’t made it available to the…

Ilya Zhitomirskiy Update: Reports Show Diaspora Co-Founder Committed Suicide

Over the weekend we reported on the death of Ilya Zhitomirskiy, one of the four co-founders of Diaspora. It was quite tragic, seeing how he was only 22 years old. Up to this point little was known about Zhitomirskiy’s death,…

Co-Founder of Diaspora, Ilya Zhitomirskiy, has passed away

A bit of sad news came out of the tech industry today, Ilya Zhitomirskiy has passed away. If you’re unfamiliar with Zhitomirskiy, he was one of the four co-founders of Diaspora, a free personal web server that implements a distributed…

A Brief Look at What Diaspora Will Do
The source code for Diaspora has been released. It has generated a lot of buzz since it gained funding through Kickstarter and Facebook started drawing more privacy scrutiny earlier this year. Many have looked at the project as a potential alternative to Facebook because of its openness.

More background here.

Privacy Issues All Over the Place This Week

There has been a lot of discussion about privacy in the news this past week, and surprisingly, not a whole lot of it has had to do with Facebook. Is the Facebook privacy concern fading? Feel free to discuss your concerns with that in the comments

So-Called Facebook Alternative Diaspora Gets a Launch Date

You may recall that earlier this year, Facebook took a lot of heat over user privacy. While some may still not be satisfied, the company did release simplified privacy settings in response. Around that time, however, a project called Diaspora started generating a lot of hype as a potential, open alternative to Facebook as a social network.

Funding and Offers Pour In for Facebook Alternative

Diaspora has been getting a great deal of attention as reports come out about interest in Facebook account deletion. Facebook’s Open Graph initiative, which has been criticized a great deal for being the opposite of open, has had people considering different options, and one of those options is Diaspora.

What is This Diaspora Everyone’s Talking About?

There is already a lot of hype being generated for a social network that doesn’t even exist yet. I’m talking about Diaspora, which if you’ve been keeping up with the discussion around Facebook privacy and user unrest, you’ve probably heard name-dropped a few times.