Diaspora is a federated social networking service based on the open source “Diaspora software.” It is designed to be a more privacy-aware alternative to Facebook and google+, allowing you to share what you want, with whom you want.
Diaspora is based on three key philosophies: decentralization, freedom, and privacy. Diaspora consists of groups of independently-owned nodes (called pods) which interoperate to form the network. As the social network is not owned by any one person or entity, it is immune to corporate take-overs.
In Diaspora, you don’t have to sign the rights to your data over to a corporation. You are in control of what you share and who sees it.
Proprietary social platform it could replace:
- Google Plus