THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 858, February 7, 2016
A violent revolution is certainly a difficult thing
to control, a limited strategy for change, and is
unlikely to bring about overall good results.
A very good and highly innovative alternative to Facebook already exits
Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise
Diaspora (currently styled diaspora*) is a nonprofit, user-owned, distributed social network that is based upon the free Diaspora software. Diaspora consists of a group of independently owned nodes (called pods) which interoperate to form the network. As of March 2014, there are more than 1 million Diaspora accounts.
The social network is not owned by any one person or entity, keeping it from being subject to corporate take-overs or advertising. In September 2011 the developers stated, "...our distributed design means no big corporation will ever control Diaspora. Diaspora* will never sell your social life to advertisers, and you won't have to conform to someone's arbitrary rules or look over your shoulder before you speak."
Users of the network can host a pod on their own server or create an account on any existing pod of their choice, and from that pod can interact with other users on all other pods.
Diaspora users retain ownership of their data and do not assign ownership rights. The software is specifically designed to allow users to download all their images and text that has been uploaded at any time.
The Diaspora software allows user posts to be designated as either "public" or "limited". In the latter case, posts may only be read by people assigned to one of the groups, termed aspects, which the user has approved to view the post.
There are many more details at:
Enjoy the difference!
A happy diaspora* user
If you attempt to remove all of your information from Facebook and delete your account, you will discover that FACEBOOK DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT.
But don't get angry, get even.
Here is a sign to hang on the Facebook account that they will "not allow" you to delete:
Just click the red box (it's a button!) to pay the author
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