Thursday, July 02, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
ARCHOS Unveils the ARCHOS 50d Helium
July 29 Won't Be The Day You Get Your Windoiws 10 Upgrade
Windows 7 Remains The Leading Operating System
Intel President To Leave The Company
Intel Compute Stick Comes With Ubuntu
Nintendo Wants To Surpise With New NX Console
South Korean Display Makers To Provide Flexible Display For Next Apple Watch: analyst
Hewlett-Packard Officially Files to Split
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > Open So...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Open Source Social Site DIASPORA Aims Facebook


Four US students have gives their first glimpse of a community-funded and open alternative to Facebook, called "Diaspora".

The developers today released the source code for Diaspora, which is desdcribed as "a community project and development is open to anyone with the technical expertise who shares the vision of a social network that puts users in control."

Diaspora was conceived earlier this year by four US students during a period when Facebook came under fire for its privacy settings.

The developing team began the summer a list of technologies, and a few bold claims and their goal was "to make an intrinsically more private social network."

"We live our real lives in context, speaking from whatever aspect of ourselves that those around us know, "teh team wrote at its blog. "Social tools should work the same way. Getting the source into the hands of developers is our first experiment in making a simple and functional tool for contextual sharing. Diaspora is in its infancy, but our initial ideas are there."

Diaspora is currently under development and allows users to share status messages and photos privately and in near real time. User scan also upload o photos and albums and all the traffic is signed and encrypted (except photos, for now).

The team said they are currently working to integrate the site with Facebook and to make it easy for people to take control of and move their personal data. They aim to launch the first public product in October.













Previous
Next
Samsung Galaxy Tab Lauches in the U.S.        All News        "Halo: Reach" Sales Hit $200 Million on 1st Day
Adove Releases "Square" Flash Player Preview For IE9     General Computing News      Intel: Future Devices Will Interact With You

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Facebook Makes Little Progress In Staff Diversity
Sign Up for Messenger Without a Facebook Account
Facebook Reveals Security Tool For Malicious Software
Facebook Ad Efforts Pay Off, Report Says
New App Lets You Privately Share Photos With Friends
Facebook News Feed Will Show You Stories You Spent More Time To Read
Facebook Lite Announced
Facebook Now Supports Animated GIFs
Facebook To Display News From Publishers
Facebook May Launch A Search Engine
Facebook To Use IBM's Data Analytics To Offer Targetted Ads
Facebook Launches Open Internet.org Platform

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .