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Old 12-09-2010, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Get a Diaspora Invite

Remember Facebook and Twitter? well now there's Diaspora.

Open source, privacy conscious, distributed social network.

They're in alpha(very early prototype phase) so maybe don't put anything too confidential on it yet. But if you want an invite I have 4 left just pm me.

Share invites, talk about the project, etc. annnnnd go

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https://joindiaspora.com/

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Old 12-09-2010, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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God fucking damn motherfucker of a shit. Not another fucking social network.
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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this one is a big one though. i've been hearing about Diaspora for years
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't like the social networks I'm a part of as is, but I'm basically forced to have them. Pass.
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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First thing it asks me to do is install something. Pass.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't like the social networks I'm a part of as is, but I'm basically forced to have them. Pass.
Yeah, fortunately Diaspora looks like it'll be too nerdy to hit the tipping point of anybody actually using it, so I don't think I'll have to create another one.

And since it's privacy-conscious, it won't get a foot in the door like scumbags of LinkedIn (I don't understand why anybody would use that scumfuck site considering they just fucking scour the web for you and force you to have a profile).
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, fortunately Diaspora looks like it'll be too nerdy to hit the tipping point of anybody actually using it, so I don't think I'll have to create another one.

And since it's privacy-conscious, it won't get a foot in the door like scumbags of LinkedIn (I don't understand why anybody would use that scumfuck site considering they just fucking scour the web for you and force you to have a profile).
The only reason I have a facebook is because it's the only means of staying in touch with certain people where direct interaction isn't possible (friends from college, mostly). If people were still into writing letters (like, with the postal service), I would do that over facebook in a fucking heartbeat (and do, with one girl). Something that takes a little effort or has a little more feeling to it than "lol" or a "Like" button.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:20 AM   #8 (permalink)
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First thing it asks me to do is install something. Pass.
you don't have to install anything.

it's like imagine if you could use facebook.com, but if you don't want your content to be hosted/controlled by facebook.com you have the option of running your own facebook on your own website/computer or joining one your friend or some other company set up, but that lets you still talk to anyone on facebook.com or anyone else running their own, and move your data back and forth.

if, and it's a big IF Diaspora starts getting traction, the only way facebook/twitter will be able to compete is by letting you message your friends on Twitter from Facebook and visa versa as an intrinsic part of those sites.

so it's more about the potential for walls being broken down and cultural shifts, and it being more optional where you actually host your data - who can see and access it.

again big IF diaspora get's enough traction and Facebook doesn't play ball and keeps their doors closed and user's locked in they'll just become the next myspace.

the Diaspora code is open source now.. so think Firefox vs. IE.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
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so it's more about the potential for walls being broken down and cultural shifts
My opinion on social networking and this, in particular, can be summed up well by a quote from (an English translation of) Michel Houellebecq's The Elementary Particles:

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When it is necessary to modify or renew fundamental doctrine, the generations sacrificed to the era during which the transformation takes place remain essentially alienated from that transformation, and often become directly hostile to it.
In other words, fuck social networking.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
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All I read in that quote is (imagine said in the most ignorant accent of your choice) "I hates me that nigger in the oval office, call it the white house for a reason.

Grow up. Man up. Quit being a party poopin bitch

plus katg.com/forums = a social network

what happs if you sign up with diaspora but you don't have a facebook or myspace? Why would you want to connect those two sites anyway, so your old high school friends can see the children you're trying to rape?
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