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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Diaspora and what they use it for.
  • Twitter will remove accounts created solely to promote other social platforms
    I remember making similar comments about Diaspora vs Facebook a decade ago, but people are... lazy. Yeah, let's go with lazy. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Stop
    To be fair, its not Mastodon, its the #Fediverse. Mastodon is arguably the least rich platfrom on the 'verse. IMHO Friendica is where its at, and you can still communicate with all the twitter refugees on Mastodon, as well as meater content on services likeDiaspora*, not to mention full integration with Lemmy (which works fairly similar to Reddit) while Masto you can see lemmy posts and replies without having to... - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Open source social media
    Several upstarts have tried to capture what you're talking about. Diaspora was an early entry, the Fediverse is another that seems to be gaining momentum in a way Diaspora never did. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Tim Weeney is Finally switching to Linux!
    I think that is what Diaspora aimed for. Although they made it WAY too complicated. Hasn't even reached a million active accounts. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Elon Musk orders software programmers to Twitter HQ within 3 hours
    Diaspora* has never been more appropriately named. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Will Europe Force a Facebook Blackout?
    For an Instagram alternative there's Pixelfed and for a Facebook alternative there's Diaspora*. I know there isn't a lot of people on there but last time I checked it was decent enough that I could recommend it to family members. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Are there decentralized social media apps with decentralized network structures?
    I haven't made a serious effort at trying this, but is anyone into diaspora* - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • French election: Le Pen angered by protest over ties to Putin
    Even something like the Diaspora project? - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Dear socialists
    Diaspora, which is sort of a Facebook alternative: Https:// - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Distinctions between Web 2 and Web 3
    Example of web 3 platforms are Steemit, Diaspora, Augur, Opensea, Everledger among many others while examples of Web 2 platforms are Facebook, Twitter, Binance, Upwork. - Source: / about 1 year ago
  • Need a stack / pre-built tools for Allowing users to submit their profiles and have viewers read / review profiles (social media type)
    I found a few I recognize. - - - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Facebook market cap falls below $600 billion — which could actually help it dodge new antitrust scrutiny
    I think this is false - there is definitely network effect and first mover advantage, but in principle there's nothing about e.g. Facebook that couldn't be implemented in a distributed, multi-platform solution. This is essentially what diaspora is trying to do. Had something like diaspora been first and achieved network effect, then it would have been difficult to displace with a centralized monopoly. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • ELI5: could we ever have public access social media platforms that are less commercialized?
    Federated systems like Mastodon or Diaspora allow you to join a server of your choosing (or run your own). Although your profile exists on a particular server, you can interact with users on other servers, and pick your profile up and move it if you want. This is basically the same as e-mail. We don't think twice about whether alice\ can send a message to bob\ - it's all just email.... - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • For the first time in its history, Facebook is in decline. Has the tech giant begun to crumble?
    There's already Diaspora: But the hard problem is that everyone is already on Facebook. You sign up for Diaspora, or write your own Facebook clone, or whatever, and nobody you know is there yet. So eventually you get tired of looking at a blank wall and go back to Facebook. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Donation information for your new account on pod
    Hello username, welcome to one of many nodes or pods on the network. is run by donations rather than selling your data or putting ads on the site. is not FREE like facebook or Gmail as they sell your data to pay the bills, you are the product when you use them. We pay our bills here by users donating a few bucks. Donation information is always in the left hand bar on the desktop or directly... - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Diaspora should need RuR developer
    Project site, description and GitHub link is here: - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Highschoolers looking for an alternative to Facebook/Instagram?
    Maybe this? - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Highschoolers looking for an alternative to Facebook/Instagram?
    *diaspora (totally open, interoperable and looks a bit like FB, missing a groups feature): - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Got a tech question or want to discuss tech? Bi-Weekly /r/Technology Tech Support / General Discussion Thread
    Decentralised platforms are Matrix, Mastodon, Peertube, Freenet, GNUnet and Diaspora. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Is there currently anyone in the crypto game focusing on decentralized social media?
    Diaspora is probably the oldest, it's been around since 2010: - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • AOC Pounces on Facebook Blackout: 'Break Them Up' | “It’s almost as if Facebook’s monopolistic mission to either own, copy, or destroy any competing platform has incredibly destructive effects on free society and democracy.”
    Burn it to the ground. They are a pox on society, and there are options for achieving the same social setup without everyone's private data sitting on the same servers with access to anyone willing to pay. Perhaps software like Diaspora is a better platform? - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Diaspora

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