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Diaspora is a federated social networking service, designed to be a more privacy-aware alternative to http://alternativeto.net/software/facebook/ . Share what you want, ...

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Avg rating of 3.6 (11)| 13 comments

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Diaspora Features

  1.  DecentralizedDiaspora is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
  2.  Privacy focusedDiaspora is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
  3.  No TrackingDiaspora will not track you or use your personal data.
  4.  Support for ActivityPubDiaspora support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
  5.  Support for MarkDownDiaspora supports MarkDown for document formatting.

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  • LicensingOpen Source (AGPL-3.0) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.6 (11 ratings)
  • Alternatives158 alternatives listed

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  • English

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  •  13,184 Stars
  •  2,948 Forks
  •  436 Open Issues
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Our users have written 13 comments and reviews about Diaspora, and it has gotten 407 likes

Diaspora was added to AlternativeTo by blaha on and this page was last updated .

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Francewhoa
  
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Diaspora* main strength over Minds.com is that Diaspora* is really fully decentralized (distributed and federated). Compare to Minds which is NOT yet fully decentralized. Open source code is not to be confuse with decentralized.

By decentralized ("distributed" and "federated") I mean with Minds everyone’s data is being stored into ONE huge CENTRAL servers owned by a ONE large organization. Compare to Diaspora* which stores everyone’s data on MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT servers (“pods”) all over the world. You simply choose which pod to register with, and you can then connect seamlessly with the diaspora* community worldwide. Thus Diaspora is much safer and more robust.

For those not familiar with Diaspora* you can read more on this Wikipedia article

Read more about Diaspora* decentralization at https://diasporafoundation.org/about

Try Diaspora* for free at https://diasporafoundation.org

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wilfried18
  
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I found this social network very interesting, I like its audience, it is at the reach of all, it is a real alternative to facebook and co but opensource Very open, so opensource anyone can contributed in different ways to the project Public level it is anglophone even if thanks to framasoft its opens much to French, a good community From an idea of Aaron Swartz away from facebook marketing

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Clemens_Ratte_Polle
  
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Many Diaspora Pods died :( Like www.joindiaspora.com

NOT free! :( Diaspora Germany https://diasp.de/users/sign_up we charge 1€ per month for Diaspora (and that's it). Konto erstellen 7 days free trial. Cancel at any time. Yearly payment processed securely with bank-level SSL.

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AlternativeToMe
  
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Reminds me of the MySpace Days.

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rustyknight07
  
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I created an account and before I'd even entered any information into my profile I got a message asking for money. Nowhere on any of the websites recommending Diaspora does it mention that you are expected to pay to use it. I deleted my account immediately - descriptions need to be updated so that people don't join and then find they also have to pay.

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enricoce
  
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The main idea to share with who you want and make groups from starts, with "aspects" , after years, the way is distributed, simple and clean layout makes this social one of the top. It's years that exist and with low numbers of followers, because it has no marketing. I will promote as far as I can.

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mikekamrath
  
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Free distribution of content without censorship.

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