Back at the start of the Summer, when sentiment against Facebook was at a fever pitch, I pledge support to open source alternative, Diaspora. That contribution has yielded fruit in the form of an invite to the current alpha version. If you came by an invite in the same fashion, you can find me on Diaspora as email@example.com. If you are curious about how Diaspora will handle privacy and autonomy better than the dominant closed option, let me know and I’d be happy to send along one of the limited number of invites that came with my alpha account.
I’ll be exploring this very early, rough edition of Diaspora in the coming weeks, hopefully to share a review of how it fulfills the promise of being a more open and distributed social network. By connecting with me and accepting invitations, you’ll help me build enough of a social graph to get a better impression of how well the project has progressed so far.