I was on facebook once. I’d left when I’d realized I have nothing to do in there. Then I read their rulebooks and policies – stayed away ever since. When G+ was coming out, I didn’t even blink. I haven’t been using google services for quite a while now.
I am not much of a social network person really. Hell, even on Twitter I am barely active these days. So what made me so excited about Diaspora* ? Well first and foremost – it’s security focused. So you can be sure they do all they can to prevent your data from leaking. Also, you OWN everything you post in there – unlike on Facebook, where mr. zuckerberg can take your the picture youve shared and put it on billboards from Manhattan to Delhi. Finally – it’s decentralized. There ain’t one supercomputer that stores all the data in the network. Instead, there exist so called ‘pods’ – anyone can host one and make a local social network for people closest to himself. Also, pods communicate with each other to create a massive network.
This to me, is a social network run by people for the common good of the people. Without lame restrictions and excuses. Without stripping us from our rights.
If you want to know more about the project, go to: http://blog.joindiaspora.com/what-is-diaspora.html
If you want an invite to check the network with me (the current alpha version is available for tests at joindiaspora.com), send me a private message and I’ll invite you.