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Diaspora project is close to launch.


On Habré, just a couple of times mentioned such a project as Diaspora (it opens on September 15th), which many media outlets since the appearance of information about the project began to call “Anti-Facebook”. Such a name this social project deserved thanks to its original structure and principle of work. The fact is that the developers have thought up such a scheme of their social network, which allows each user to personally control where and what personal information goes. In other words, “Anti-Facebook” allows you to control personal information without worrying about something that mom and grandmother drinks to the unruly mixture of vodka and beer to the unwanted “third party”.

It is also worth noting that this project positions itself as open-source, and the source codes will be available to all. Thus, third-party developers will be able to use Diaspora in their own projects, without waiting for months and years until the developers open the API of their own system. It is expected that this system will be used by various social services and projects.
By the way, as already mentioned in May , Mark Zuckerberg himself, the head and creator of Facebook, provided financial assistance to developers. According to rumors, the latter were able to gather about 200 thousand dollars, and ten thousand of these two hundred were provided by Zuckerberg. Among other things, Zuckerberg as a whole positively responds about Diaspora, not intending to somehow put a spoke in the wheels of the developing project (at least, obviously).

But Diaspora, according to its creators, appeared in opposition to Facebook itself, with its inadequate security system, which has been and has been repeatedly criticized by both network security specialists and ordinary users. Facebook has tried to change the existing state of things more than once or twice by reworking the workings of the private data distribution system.

The creators of Diaspora are several students at New York University, formerly active Facebook users. Well, if you remember that Zuckerberg himself created his social network as a student, the success of a new social network is quite possible. Of course, for the time being it cannot be assumed that Diaspora will become any major project at first, but there are many users on the Web who are worried that the boss will not see the last pictures of the “sick” employee about the safety of personal data. They, these users, will be the core of the project.

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Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/102953/

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