Just received an invitation to join Diaspora* (Alpha), the anti-Facebook, anti-evil, anti-closed social network


These guys believe the new era of social networking is about “sharing what you want, with whom you want” and maintaining ownership of your uploaded media (as opposed to the iron-fisted approach taken by Facebook), with a clear promise: “You own your pictures, and you shouldn’t have to give that up just to share them. You maintain ownership of everything you share on Diaspora, giving you full control over how it’s distributed.”

It’ll be interesting to see how this takes off. With everyone I know already tired of Facebook, and not even bothering with Google+, it’s going to require something quite revolutionary to rekindle the social networking flame amongst the mostly-fatigued online masses out there.