Posted by: ccclib | May 11, 2010

Privacy-conscious Social Networking

Diaspora is an open source social networking software project by four students at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.  Following concerns over default privacy settings and unilateral changes by social networks such as Facebook and Google Buzz, the privacy of the end user is a strong focus of Diaspora.

The team had hoped to raise $10,000.00 through Kickstarter to develop Diaspora.  More than twice that amount has already been pledged by interested supporters.  For further information, visit the Diaspora site or click the link below to view a video of the programmers explaining their concept.

Diaspora: Personally Controlled, Do-It-All, Distributed Open-Source Social Network from daniel grippi on Vimeo.

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