The four NYU students who have pledged to develop an alternative social media platform to Facebook have gained the necessary funds to begin work on the code.
Word of Diaspora* has come just in time, and though the foursome had already set themselves an incredibly short 3 month completion date goal, many Facebook users are wishing the new open web social media platform was ready yesterday. We’ll all have to wait with bated breath until the end of summer when Diaspora* is slated to be finished and available.
Diaspora* should prove to drastically change the world of social media, allowing users to personally decide just how much privacy they want to give up or maintain. And unlike Facebook, the creators of Diaspora* plan to make the code public, so that anyone can have use of it and expand on it.
Bravo guys, I can’t wait to see the finished product!
The creators of Diaspora*:
NYU students Ilya Zhitomirskiy, Dan Grippi, Max Salzberg, and Raphael Sofaer.
Read more about Diaspora* here.