24 November 2010

Facebook alternative Diaspora goes live

An open source alternative to Facebook - called Diaspora - has gone live. The "privacy-aware" social network was founded earlier this year during a period when Facebook came under fire for its privacy settings. The community-funded project is currently only open to a small number of invited people. Analysts have questioned whether the network can ever challenge more established sites such as Facebook, which now boasts nearly 600m members.