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72 Responses to Diaspora: The Anti-Facebook Social Network

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    Link: Diaspora: The Anti-Facebook Social Network - It`s coming in a few days: Sept 15 to be exact. Are you going to join? Will it crush Facebook? Will Facebook crush it?
  2. Profile photo of AtlasOtus
    AtlasOtus Male 18-29
    417 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    what is it? because i`m all for destroying facebook
  3. Profile photo of Chris_Red
    Chris_Red Male 18-29
    125 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    If it omits the `like` option and the dumb applications, I`ll convert.
  4. Profile photo of ghoststop
    ghoststop Male 18-29
    53 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    Hipsters much?
  5. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    So it`s basically Facebook Emo? Nah, thanks.
  6. Profile photo of Ajikan
    Ajikan Male 18-29
    1526 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    so a webbpage that does what facebook does hoping to get people over by playing the alternative card.
    ok
  7. Profile photo of zombieland
    zombieland Male 18-29
    418 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    great.....just frickin great
  8. Profile photo of Billy62
    Billy62 Male 18-29
    159 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    The only reason I use Facebook is everyone else uses it, so it`s the easiest way to stay in touch with people. No applications or "liking" a billion things for me, mostly just messaging. So if everyone else jumped over to this Diaspora site, I would too, because then that would be the most convenient. Until then I have no need for one.
  9. Profile photo of RiseAgainst3
    RiseAgainst3 Male 13-17
    394 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    It won`t crush Facebook, too many people are loyal to Facebook (including myself), and this probably won`t get enough coverage or advertising as Facebook does.
  10. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4812 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    Reminded me of this ....
  11. Profile photo of addler
    addler Male 13-17
    778 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    too little information, no need to switch from facebook....
  12. Profile photo of Crocomire
    Crocomire Male 18-29
    12 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    I`ve been following this for awhlie and...doesn`t it just become open source on Sept 15th?

    I don`t think it is actually being released until October. And it is the Alpha at that
  13. Profile photo of sabio
    sabio Male 18-29
    15 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    I`m confused...Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg donated to Diaspora?
  14. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4683 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    So everything good about facebook without everything bad. Sweet, I`m signing up on day one.
  15. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2123 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    Why not just get real friends.
  16. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    I think this is the first time IAB has been ahead of the times.
  17. Profile photo of ElSombrero
    ElSombrero Male 13-17
    716 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    I`m up for anything that has to do with killing Facebook.

    Facebook is like Julius Caesar without the esteem.

    Down with it! It`s getting too ambitious! A movie! How dare they?
  18. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    A movie, ElSombrero?

    Say you jest!
  19. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    I don`t use Facebook anyway. What`s the point with Social Networking sites? I`m not gonna put my rant here because it totally makes sense and won`t make a difference. But is this even necessary?
  20. Profile photo of incryosleep
    incryosleep Male 18-29
    18 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    Yeah totally going to get behind this....oh wait they all look like hipsters...
  21. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    Facebook will crush it, not enough people will bother to create whole new accounts for something that sounds like nothing but a facebook clone. Plus its marketing couldn`t have been too great if it comes out in 3 days and not many people have heard of it. The only benefit seems the privacy settings, which are adequate on other sites. After all if somethings THAT private then why in the name of christ are you posting it on the internet in the first place?
  22. Profile photo of Moosh
    Moosh Female 18-29
    196 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    Is it only Facebook that has this security concern with user info and such? Does MySpace have this problem or any of the other sites that I don`t know the names of?

    Because I don`t really see a need to make an anti-Facebook (anti, despite it`s many similarities to it...) when an alternative already exists.
  23. Profile photo of Skythe
    Skythe Male 18-29
    965 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    No, because the name is not as catchy nor can it be reduced to a one to two letter abbreviation.
  24. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    I guess I`ll use it, until my mom figures out how it works.
  25. Profile photo of Nerd_Rage
    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
    425 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    facebook was more streamlined than myspace, hence people moved. Diaspora is just as streamlined and more secure; people will move.
  26. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9184 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    I might try it to see if I like it, but that`s it.
  27. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    I guess it will be alright! it would be one of those social network sites that you hope your mom doesnt find exists!
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    1337_mod Male 13-17
    153 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    @Skythe

    "No, because the name is not as catchy nor can it be reduced to a one to two letter abbreviation."

    DP-dispora
  29. Profile photo of rainbowfarts
    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
    798 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    Besides different privacy controls (which I`ve never had a problem with on Facebook) what`s the big deal?
  30. Profile photo of Mooberry
    Mooberry Female 18-29
    94 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    does anyone else thing the name sounds like a disease you would pick up in the Congo?
  31. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    Who drating cares?
  32. Profile photo of lllBorislll
    lllBorislll Male 18-29
    443 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    BUT, Does it have glittery layouts OR FARMVILLE?
    drat i hate myself for being on social networks :(

    and 1337_mod... Really? You would choose DP? yikes.... Meaning
  33. Profile photo of Wtfidklol
    Wtfidklol Male 13-17
    193 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    It`ll probably not be as successful as Facebook.

    I mean, Facebook has its claws in just about every website right now.
  34. Profile photo of premierwondr
    premierwondr Male 18-29
    975 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    Mooberry
    If you live in Diaspora you`ve been exiled and can`t return to where you belong. At least that`s what I think it means.
  35. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    Friendster started the ball, Myspace upgraded Friendster, Facebook upgraded Myspace, so maybe this is the next incarnation...

    ...or not. Never know until it happens.
  36. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
    2508 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    I dont understand what all that open source bullshat is
  37. Profile photo of im_smart
    im_smart Male 18-29
    99 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    http://i.imgur.com/GZDzx.jpg
  38. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
    2354 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    Yeah I just had a friend ask me to come back to FB because she missed "networking" with me. I laughed so hard.

  39. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    Yeah, somehow I don`t think this is going to become the "New Facebook" because quite honestly not that many people care about their privacy. None of my friends do. Plus if you set your privacy settings accordingly, you`re pretty safe.
  40. Profile photo of josher8
    josher8 Male 18-29
    91 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    When you define Diaspora, it means Jews living outside Israel...
  41. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 6:05 pm
    oh hey, facebook 2.0
  42. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    I`m intrigued. I don`t take social networking sites "fer serious" anyways and i am no way loyal to any of them. I still have my myspace and use it daily and have used it since 2006. I use my facebook on a daily basis as well. I like both of them but for different reasons. As for twitter...ehh i don`t have one because between myspace and facebook i don`t need another site that`s sole purpose is just for updating.
  43. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    facebook does not have more users than google. that is bs. Google has way more. I heard so yesterday from leo leport the tech guy on kfi yesterday.
  44. Profile photo of razlem
    razlem Male 13-17
    533 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    tatripp, these are daily users, not overall users.
  45. Profile photo of Happy_Pandas
    Happy_Pandas Female 13-17
    307 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    I`m probably going to be one of the first to join... but I think it should have a better name.. Josher8 defined it below. Why would they want to name it that, I wonder O_o
  46. Profile photo of dada
    dada Female 18-29
    78 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 7:06 pm
    Diaspora will be Open Source. That`s why Facebook`s CEO donated to it: if they come with some astounding new ideas and applications, Facebook will implement them for free (or almost for free).
    Open Source also means that you can verify, in the source, that they are not collecting sensible data about you. That the privacy they offer is REAL and not just a joke.
    Those of you who don`t understand this, DESERVE to continue using facebook. Have fun.
  47. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 7:07 pm
    Maybe because we`re a bunch of jews they`re trying to lore away from our homeland of Facebook.
  48. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    "Open Source also means that you can verify, in the source, that they are not collecting sensible data about you. That the privacy they offer is REAL and not just a joke"

    How do they intend on making any money off of the website if they don`t collect data for advertising? Maybe I am understanding this wrong? I personally don`t care if Facebook collects my data, as long as they are not providing it to third parties. As I understand it right now they display adds to you on Facebook if you fit a target demographic but the third party never knows who you are or recieves your information.
  49. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 7:12 pm
    *ads
  50. Profile photo of vw
    vw Female 30-39
    406 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    I`m interested in how Diaspora will look and work. But I think that name alone will keep some people away, lol
  51. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 7:51 pm
    watch it turn into a clone of myyearbook (aka: a horrid troll nest where you can customize your profile alot though no one will ever look at it)
  52. Profile photo of JUGGALETTEx0
    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
    1380 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    if they don`t have a drating friend limit like facebook does, i`m so there!
  53. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3825 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    "if they don`t have a drating friend limit like facebook does, i`m so there!"

    Why in the hell do you need more than 5,000 friends?
  54. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 9:03 pm
    Well I`m quite curious. I`ll probably try it out.

    Oh and JUGGALETTEx0, really? I only have 180 friends on facebook and of those I only ever talk to about half.
  55. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 9:06 pm
    Why did the ceo of facebook donated 200k for that? isnt it the competition or something?
  56. Profile photo of DeutschDude9
    DeutschDude9 Male 18-29
    473 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    I`ll probably try it out.
  57. Profile photo of helix25
    helix25 Male 18-29
    165 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 10:57 pm
    @MauserTM,

    The CEO of facebook probably did that just to mock them as their system won`t work... People are sick and tired of always changing social networks. I doubt my entire family would follow me onto a new network. This is stupid, just be careful of what you put online, no matter WHAT you put, it belongs to the internet.
  58. Profile photo of megann_exoh
    megann_exoh Female 13-17
    688 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 11:36 pm
    Why the HELL is it called Diaspora?!

    The Anti-Semitic Facebook, yaay!
  59. Profile photo of zombees
    zombees Male 18-29
    11 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 11:48 pm
    Diaspora; the dispersion or spreading of something that was originally localized (as a people or language or culture)

    If they don`t at least split facebook users in half they could just turn their site into a Jewish facebook, otherwise their name is stupid.
  60. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
    1548 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 1:03 am
    I don`t see Facebook being overthrown like MySpace and Friendster. It has become far too integrated in the internet. Most major websites allow you to sign in with Facebook and have linking options. The best way to get people better security is awareness raising websites like youropenbook and pleaserobme, as well as that torrent that security company released with every facebook user`s publicly available data.
    Security measures are only a deterrent. Anyone with enough determination can access your data. People need to learn that they need to limit what data they put online.
  61. Profile photo of aseirinn
    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 2:15 am
    whats facebook? ;!
  62. Profile photo of alley228
    alley228 Female 18-29
    238 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 6:16 am
    I think it might work. Just because it`s linked to other websites does not mean that it cannot be outdone. It has potential. Also, how is the spreading of something that was localized anti semetic?? The name makes sense.
  63. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 6:29 am
    I too fail to understand how Diaspora is in any way anti-Semitic.
  64. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 7:09 am
    Is MySpace not cool ? Facebook is the new thing ?
  65. Profile photo of rainbowfarts
    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
    798 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 8:36 am
    hmm when I heard diaspora my first thought was the Indian diaspora...although I`ve recently been wondering if I`m anti-semetic....
  66. Profile photo of MensRea
    MensRea Male 18-29
    54 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    huh, ok, next?
  67. Profile photo of Lukgeezy
    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
    606 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    sounds lame.....Coming up as the "Anti-anything" is always a desperate attempt at success as an "all or nothing" scenario!
  68. Profile photo of lastrogue
    lastrogue Male 18-29
    176 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    I`ll join, I don`t like the problems with security that Facebook has had in the past and would like to see how well this one handles.

    Just as a note though. Diaspora goes OPEN SOURCE on Sep. 15th it does NOT open to consumers till sometime in October. See their post on it at:


    and read the adendum posted at the bottom.http://www.joindiaspora.com/2010/08/26/overdue-update.html
  69. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    Well, I looked at the website mentioned blow and I have to say that it`s really poorly done. Bleh.
  70. Profile photo of Amurika
    Amurika Male 30-39
    282 posts
    September 14, 2010 at 11:34 am
    LOL.....I remember when the myspace junkies were saying the same trash about facebook before it came out. Trends are so comical, you really just have to laugh.

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