A new concept called Diaspora* seeks to create a safer, more informed social network that is controlled solely by its users.

Discontent with the status quo tends to sow the seeds of innovation. Greater advancements in communication, improvements in technology and increased respect and control for users have always paved the way for movements to thrive. When personal competency and well-being are especially threatened, an avalanche of new ideas can bury even the biggest ideological leaders.

With many questioning Facebook’s approach to privacy and information sharing, it was only a matter of time before alternatives began to present themselves–but no one could predict how quickly the Diaspora* concept would gain steam.

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