*note: I'm not sure what this asterisk is for
August 28, 2012 5:37 PM Subscribe
When we started Diaspora two years ago, the project kicked off with amazing reception and support from people that believed in our ultimate goal: giving users ownership over their data. ... Today, the network has grown into thousands of people using our software in hundreds of installations across the web. There are hundreds of pods that have been created by community members, and it has become one of the biggest Github projects to date. ... Today, we are giving control of Diaspora to the community.Diaspora*, the open social network, is now owned by its user base.
Diaspora* is a distributed social network that allows users to run the Diaspora Software on their own servers. There are many such "Pods" - users make an account on one pod, and can connect with users on other pods. Several months ago, Diaspora opened up so anyone could join.
While you're there, be sure to check out the MetaFilter tag
More information about the features can be found at Diasporial, the Diaspora Wiki
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