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Open Source Facebook clone DIASPORA Starting

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After Effect of facebook Privacy Issues a team from four NYU students decided to create an open source alternative to Facebook. Their goal was to raise $10,000 for their summer project, but dramatic interest helped them raise over $100,000 through donations. Even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg donated to the project.

After raising over $200,641 on Kickstarter from a total of 6,479 backers the founders, Daniel Grippi, Maxwell Salzberg, Raphael Sofaer and Ilya Zhitomirskiy, are finally releasing the first set of invites for the Diaspora alpha at joindiaspora.com. Every week, they’ll invite more people, starting with their Kickstarter backers, and then moving through their mailing list.

“We have Diaspora working, we like it, and it will be open sourced on September 15th,” the Diaspora team said in its announcement.

The Main Goals are


“Diaspora lets you sort your connections into groups called aspects. Unique to Diaspora, aspects ensure that your photos, stories and jokes are shared only with the people you intend.”


“You own your pictures, and you shouldn’t have to give that up just to share them. You maintain ownership of everything you share on Diaspora, giving you full control over how it’s distributed.”


“Diaspora makes sharing clean and easy – and this goes for privacy too. Inherently private, Diaspora doesn’t make you wade through pages of settings and options just to keep your profile secure.”

You can download the code of  Diaspora from Git.

Detailed Installation Instructions for Diaspora is Here on Git

You can read the blog at Diaspora for latest updates


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