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Why Open Alternatives Are Bound To Challenge Facebook


If you haven't been following the tale of the new open alternative to Facebook, you really must check in. In the wake of widespread dissatisfaction with Facebook's handling of privacy issues, four New York University students, who were already working on an open social networking solution, have raised over $115,000 in funding for their offering: Diaspora. While many observers are focusing on Diaspora itself, it's an unproven platform, and the real success that it has had is in illustrating how tired people are of Facebook's closed, privacy-invading policies.

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