Open Source Social Networking App. – Diaspora

Diaspora is an open source social networking application that is considered to be a Facebook alternative by many sources.

It includes most of the features to be expected like friendships, status messages, photos, etc.

The application's most original part is the way the user-data and so the privacy is handled: all personal data is stored wherever you want like on an hosting account or on your personal computer.


And, considering it is open source, users will be able to attach their profiles (including all personal data) to a network built with the system.

Diaspora is built with Ruby and still in the early development phase. However, seems like we'll be hearing more about it in the near future.

1 Comment
  1. Reply Technobuddha September 17, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    If its too complicated to install onto your desktop, i’m in the process of offering an installer version for windows..
    Those who don’t have the time or know how to install it, can just go to and register, download and install very easily. I plan to have it ready in ALPHA stage shortly….

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