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DIASPORA: The NEW Social Network

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by KURTZ, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

  2. Floris

    Floris Guest

    They have "book" in the url, facebook is going to stamp their foot!
  3. Salty

    Salty Active Member

    /yawn until Sept 15th
  4. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    let's see what they'll do ...
  5. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    The only way they can beat facebook is if they have major coding skills, resources and pure innovation.
  6. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Or a real privacy policy, and respect for their members. 
    Walter, EQnoble, chousho and 4 others like this.
  7. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Facebook doesn't have respect for their members?
  8. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Read up on the reaction to much of the privacy issue, and the responses from Facebook up until now.

    If thats respect, I'm a totally nice person. 
    David Thomas and GodForum.com like this.
  9. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Then again i don't use facebook for much other than to easily log into sites and see what the "standard" is for making a social network sites so i can suggest features like theirs :)
  10. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    They should have picked a snappier name. I've already forgotten it, and I read it about five seconds ago. "Diorama? Deospora? Dispiria? Despotorama?"
    Puntocom and Dragonfly like this.
  11. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    diaspora is italian and mean exile/banishment

  12. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    I rest my case.
  13. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Personally, I think they have been talking about this thing for far too long without an actual demo. With the hype they've generated, Diaspora is going to have a major job being anything other than Disappointora.

    That said, I wish them the best of luck. You've got to be either a genius or a certifiable nut job to set yourself up in competition with Facebook.
  14. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    I still wonder why MySpace didn't ultimately win out with the big head start it had over Facebook.
  15. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    myspace isn't used in countries like italy ... simple, italians prefer FB, and i dunno why.
  16. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Because MySpace is/was a dreadful mess, and Facebook is a far more focused, accessible platform.

    Oh, and Facebook didn't sell out to Rupert Murdoch.
  17. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    There were also major privacy incidents, and now monitoring of users on MySpace.

    I don't know if many people remember, but before Facebook started getting large, there were many incidents of pedophiles contacting minors, as well as the various harassment incidents, some of which lead to suicides.

    Not much was done by MySpace to combat any of this until after it became a big deal to the news. 
  18. Danny.VBT

    Danny.VBT Active Member

    Diaspora? What an awful name for a social networking site! It's an interesting idea, though it seems more like social broadcasting than social networking. I will keep an eye on it.
  19. pk698

    pk698 Active Member

    I hope these guys have something big up their sleeves. Taking on facebook is quite a difficult task, of course. I applaud them for taking the challenge though. It'll be quite an accomplishment if they're able to bring a good social networking alternative to facebook. Variety is the spice of life.
  20. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Has the rest of the world realised yet that this thing relies upon hundreds of thousands of individuals hosting Diaspora instances on their own servers? Does anyone here intend to run a Diaspora node, or know someone else who does?
    EQnoble and Eriksrocks like this.

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