Diaspora will be released to developers September 15.
“The terms of the bargain people make with social networks — you swap personal information for convenient access to their sites — have been shifting, with the companies that operate the networks collecting ever more information about their users. That information can be sold to marketers.
Some younger people are becoming more cautious about what they post. ‘When you give up that data, you’re giving it up forever,’ Mr. Salzberg said. ‘The value they give us is negligible in the scale of what they are doing, and what we are giving up is all of our privacy.’
Excerpts from NYTimes.com