Sick of the barrage of Facebook privacy scandals?
Don’t trust a multi-billion-dollar corporation with your photos and personal information?
Well, there may be an online social network for you yet.
It’s called Diaspora, and it’s an idea from four New York University students who say in a video pitch that big online companies like Facebook shouldn’t be allowed to have access to, and to some degree “own,” all of the personal data that flows in and out of their social networks.
The site, which is still in development, has been dubbed “the anti-Facebook” by tech blogs.
The solution sounds a little wonky: Diaspora basically enables computers to share updates, photos and videos directly with each other. It eliminates the middleman, i.e. Facebook, Flickr, Google or Twitter, so no one has access to your data but you and your friends.