Diaspora, the brainchild of four NYU students, looking forward in creating an alternative for Facebook users. Team Diaspora have rolled out an Alpha version of the social network which is currently offering accounts on an invite-only basis while letting users know that ‘Privacy’ is the forefront of its mission.
Diaspora, a project which is utilizing the open-source web application framework, Ruby on Rails, focuses on building a social network while keeping users privacy intact. The social network has started sending out invites for users to test their private alpha.
Diaspora blog read:
We are proud of where Diaspora is right now. In less than five months, we’ve gone from nothing to a great starting point from which the community can keep working. We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how people can share in a private way, and still do all the things people love to do on social networks. We hope you’ll find it fun to use and a great way to keep in touch with all the people in your life.
Proud students of NYC, Maxwell, Raphael, Daniel and Ilya told that invites would start with Kickstarter backers followed by invites to the mailing list. The students want users to start a community where they can share in a private way and still do all the things people love to do on social networks.
The social network will help you create “aspects” which are tagged as personal lists that let you group people accordingly. Aspects would make it simpler for users as to make it clear who is receiving your posts and who you are receiving posts from.
via [Diaspora Blog]