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Taking a close look at Facebook
Magda Hassan Wrote:


So step one would be to grow the google ("don't be evil") social network at the expense of FB. Absolutely use FB to guide people to the google buzz pages.

And implement massive strategic boycotts of companies like bp, Walmart, Monsanto, etc. Facebook has shown, by removing the 'boycott bp' page, that boycotts scare the pee out of the big bad.
Some one is listening. I wonder how this will turn out?
Quote:Facebook alternative Diaspora eyes launch date

[Image: _48890172_48890173.jpg] Many believe that it will be difficult to challenge Facebook
An open alternative to Facebook will be launched on 15 September, the developers of the project have said.
Diaspora describes itself as a "privacy-aware, personally-controlled" social network.
The open-source project made headlines earlier this year when Facebook was forced to simplify its privacy settings, after they were criticised for being overly complex and confusing.
The project, developed by four US students, raised $200,000 (£140,000).
"We have Diaspora working, we like it, and it will be open-sourced on September 15th," the team wrote on their blog.
The team said they had spent the summer "building clear, contextual sharing".
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I think there will be a lot of people watching to see just what the team come up with”
End Quote Maggie Shiels Technology reporter
"That means an intuitive way for users to decide, and not notice deciding, what content goes to their co-workers and what goes to their drinking buddies. We know that's a hard [user interface] problem and we take it seriously."
The project was started by three computer scientists and one mathematician from New York.
Their idea of building it gained momentum earlier this year during an intense period of criticism of Facebook, the world's largest social network
"We want to put users back in control of what they share," Max Salzberg, one of the founders, told BBC News at the time.
The team turned to the fundraising site Kickstarter to raise the $10,000 they thought they would need to build the network.
In the end the team raised $200,642 from nearly 6,500 people.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, reportedly donated to the project.
The initial release on 15 September will be to "open-source" Diaspora, meaning that the team will make the underlying code available for anyone to see and modify.
Many believe that it will be difficult to challenge Facebook, which now has 500 million users and is currently estimated to be worth $33bn.
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
Quote:Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, reportedly donated to the project.

OK,this makes me suspicious.Why would Zuckerberg donate to a rival?Maybe I've just become to distrusting of EVERYTHING........
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
Buckminster Fuller
Keith Millea Wrote:Maybe I've just become to distrusting of EVERYTHING........

Trust is good.

But one does of course have to be insightful about who to trust.

When men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know

It's a form of epiphany as I know you know.... :bandit:
"It means this War was never political at all, the politics was all theatre, all just to keep the people distracted...."
"Proverbs for Paranoids 4: You hide, They seek."
"They are in Love. Fuck the War."

Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

"Ccollanan Pachacamac ricuy auccacunac yahuarniy hichascancuta."
The last words of the last Inka, Tupac Amaru, led to the gallows by men of god & dogs of war

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