‘Facebook killer’ Diaspora source code released, alpha due in October

Diaspora — a distributed social-networking project inspired by user anger at Facebook’s privacy policy changes — today announced the public release of its source code to developers.

Unlike Facebook, Diaspora is a decentralised social network. Your information, such as pictures and status updates, is stored on your “seed” — a personal Web server — and can be shared with your friends. In addition to the option of running your own seed, the project’s developers hope to provide a hosted service, in a similar manner to the WordPress.com blogging platform: WordPress can be installed on your own server or you can use a third-party service provider (or WordPress.com itself).

Read more at PCW

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