I’ve just discovered diaspora, am I late to the party?
From the site:
diaspora is based on three key philosophies:
Instead of everyone’s data being contained on huge central servers owned by a large organization, local servers (“pods”) can be set up anywhere in the world. You choose which pod to register with – perhaps your local pod – and seamlessly connect with the diaspora community worldwide.
You can be whoever you want to be in diaspora. Unlike some networks, you don’t have to use your real identity. You can interact with whomever you choose in whatever way you want. The only limit is your imagination. diaspora is also Free Software, giving you liberty to use it as you wish.
In diaspora you own your data. You do not sign over any rights to a corporation or other interest who could use it. With diaspora, your friends, your habits, and your content is your business … not ours! In addition, you choose who sees what you share, using Aspects.
As someone who ditched Facebook a few years back I like the concept of what’s on offer. Think I’ll have a play, it will be interesting to see if any friends or colleagues are signed up yet?
Surprised to see no local pods, although I like the much hated Bootstrap front end 🙂