"The privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all, open source social network." as they say.
- "The privacy aware": the facebook differentiator
- "Personally controlled": defaults won't do it, we will need to customize everything.
- "do-it-all": a generic, megalomaniac (who knows?) approach
- "distributed social networking": meaning there will be many different diasporas. How will these be updated? How will content between them be linked, if they can be linked at all..
Now on the bright side, I have found some needs Diaspora might suppress. Just today I was thinking how some posts I do on a personal blog and that get publish in my Facebook are just not fit for some work-related audience. Diaspora directs contextual sharing (according to yesterday's blog post) to solve these issues, but obviously it will always require some effort from ourselves while publishing.
As for social wannabes in a work-related stuff context, now, if only Google wasn't cutting on the Wave I'd be happy!
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