Diaspora : anti-facebook project

Diaspora是什麼? 他的原意是指一群具有相同屬性的人(相同國籍或種族)移居他鄉但卻仍然保有特有的習性,也就是雖然流散他鄉卻保有相同認同的一群人口。

現在出現這個「Diaspora」是一個反Facebook的專案網站。為何要反Facebook? 因為他們認為Facebook不值得信賴 …


以下是Diaspora的影音說明:

Diaspora: Personally Controlled, Do-It-All, Distributed Open-Source Social Network from daniel grippi on Vimeo.

他們想做什麼呢? 就是要建造一個比Facebook更具隱私保障的安全的社交網路,不小的野心 …

CNN這篇文章”Meet Diaspora, the anti-Facebook“,說到大致的概念,就是這個社交網路只有你的朋友可以看到你的資料或照片,這些存放資料或照片的空間就稱為seeds,所有的資料都會經過PGP加密方式來儲存。他們是透過kickstarter來進行資金籌募,目前已經籌到美金兩萬九千元,已超出原先預估需要的一萬美金。

Diaspora是一個the privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all distributed open source social network,也就完全由個人可控制的安全社交網路,並且是開放源碼的系統,Diaspora會不會是未來的Facebook呢? Diaspora的概念是否會是未來社交網路的主流呢? 拭目以待囉!

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  1. NewsFeed 回覆

    Diaspora Project: Building the Anti-Facebook

    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/diaspora_project_building_the_anti-facebook.php

    Why can’t privacy and connectedness go hand-in-hand? That’s the question being raised by those behind the new Diaspora project, an ambitious undertaking to build an “anti-Facebook” – that is, a private, open source social network that puts you back in control of your personal data.

    Envisioned by four NYU computer science students, the Diaspora project would replace today’s centralized social web (yes, they mean you, Facebook) with a decentralized one, while still offering something that’s convenient and easy for anyone to use.

    According to the project’s homepage, the students, Daniel Grippi, Maxwell Salzberg, Raphael Sofaer, and Ilya Zhitomirskiy, “bonded over many late nights building a Makerbot,” (to you non-geeks, that’s a type of robot) and they “started discussing what a distributed social network would look like.”

    The end result of those discussions was the idea for Diaspora. So they stopped talking about it and started building.

    The project is now hosted on Kickstarter.org, a social fundraising platform that lets entrepreneurs and other creative types crowd-source funding by setting up a project goal, deadline and optional set of rewards for project backers.

    In Diaspora’s case, they’re less than $2000 short of their $10,000 goal with under a month left to go until reaching their deadline. If the project receives the necessary level of funding by June 1st, it will be built and the code released as free software using the aGPL open-source software license.

    What is a Decentralized Social Network?
    So what is Diaspora anyway? Instead of being a singular portal like Facebook, Diaspora is a distributed network where separate computers connect to each other directly, without going through a central server of some sort.

    Once set up, the network could aggregate your information – including your Facebook profile, if you wanted. It could also import things like tweets, RSS feeds, photos, etc., similar to how the social aggregator FriendFeed does. A planned plugin framework could extend these possibilities even further.

    Your computer, called a “seed” in the Diaspora setup, could even integrate the connected services in new ways. For example, a photo uploaded to Flickr could automatically be turned into a Twitter post using the caption and link.

    When you “friend” another user, you’re actually “friending” that seed, technically speaking. There’s not a centralized server managing those friend connections as there is with Facebook – it’s just two computers talking to each other. Friends can then share their information, content, media and anything else with each other, privately using GPG encryption.

    Diaspora, the Turn-Key Solution
    Because not everyone will be technically capable of (or interested in) setting up their computer to function as a “seed,” there are plans to offer a paid turn-key service too, similar to WordPress.com, the blogging platform. WordPress itself is software you can install and configure on your own server, if you’re inclined to do so, but if you’re less technically-savvy, you can opt to quickly start a blog via WordPress.com instead. Diaspora would function in a similar way.

    If a lot this sounds reminiscent of Opera’s Unite project, the Web browser maker’s overly-hyped plan to “reinvent of the Web,” it should. In Opera Unite, users can share documents, photos, music, videos and run websites and chat rooms by directly linking two computers together.

    However, in Unite’s setup, there are Opera-run proxy servers involved, which led to issues – especially when those servers went down. Diaspora wouldn’t have that problem.

    Mainstream Success?
    Still, the concepts behind Diaspora, while the sort of thing tech geeks will eat up, may be harder to grasp for the everyday Facebook user who is still trying to figure out how post a link or video to their Wall. Distributed, decentralized, open-source what?

    If Diaspora is realized, it will be up to technology advocates to position the turn-key service in a way that will make it sound simple and appealing to precisely those sorts of mainstream users if it is to ever succeed. Taking shots at Facebook’s privacy issues may be a good course (Take back control with Diaspora!).

    We would like to see Diaspora come to be, even if it never goes mainstream because it would finally offer privacy advocates a real alternative to the increasingly data-hungry Facebook.

    Plus, after watching the video of students explaining their idea, saying “no” would be like turning away a Girl Scout cookie seller empty-handed. We just don’t have it in us.

  2. admin 文章作者回覆

    不可思議 … diaspora project 已經籌到超過八萬美金, 共有1885人的支持

    以下是KickStarter的留話

    George F Wong says: Keep up the good work guys. There’s a lot of people who believe in you just as I am. As good old New Yorkers, there are no limits only hopes and dreams to fulfill. Make us proud and remember where you came from!!

    其實看得蠻 … 鬱悶的

    台灣有這樣的環境獲得金援嗎? 如果不是English Speaker, 如果不是New Yorker …. 會是什麼狀況呢?

  3. 小小 回覆

    哇哇

    剛去看kickstarter已經幫diaspora搞到九萬多美金了 🙂
    相對比較起來台灣的創業家真正是可憐啊 :<

  4. NewsFeed 回覆

    誰給了Facebook喊水會堅凍的權力?

    http://mmdays.com/2010/05/13/who_gives_power_to_facebook/

    誰賦予了Facebook如此威力?當然是使用者的死忠。不過也不只是這一點。

    …. 問題是有沒有人真的把這個標準”實作”出來(通常這些標準在實作、統整上會遇到非常多困難,所以又牽涉到資源問題),並且讓眾多的用戶願意遵守。

    毫無疑問,Facebook是有這種實作能力,而且也有這等號召魅力的。

    不過,這樣的聲音目前是不足以說服其他用戶的,最重要的原因,是現在沒有一個更好的選擇。別的facebook山寨網站?如果它們大了,難保不會變成下一個facebook ….

  5. NewsFeed 回覆

    Facebook強化登入安全機制

    http://www.ithome.com.tw/itadm/article.php?c=61183

    新功能能讓使用者核准登入Facebook的各種裝置,當他人以陌生裝置登入時將啟動認證機制,並以警告信通知用戶。

    Facebook本周宣布已新增多項工具與系統以強化用戶登入安全,新添的功能將能偵測及封鎖可疑的行為。

    Facebook表示,該站已打造許多後端系統來快速偵測與封鎖可疑的使用行為,並刪除偽造的文章與訊息,或將被入侵的帳號交還給原來的合法用戶,但相關系統多半是在後端運作,再加上只有少數的Facebook用戶受到危害,因此一般用戶大多不會察覺。

    本周新增的則是可供用戶自行設定的登入警告功能,該功能允許用戶核准用來登入Facebook的各種裝置,一旦使用陌生裝置登入,系統就會發出警告。

    Facebook說明,用戶進入帳號設定頁面後,點選頁面下方的帳號安全選項,就能設定在使用陌生裝置登入時收到警告通知。當用戶透過陌生裝置登入Facebook時,該站會要求用戶替新裝置命名,同時以電子郵件或簡訊傳送警告通知,假設是帳號遭到竊用,用戶便能即時重設帳號密碼並移除該裝置的登入權限。

    另一方面,若Facebook偵測到有人以陌生裝置存取用戶帳號時,則會啟動認證機制,例如詢問用戶生日、要求登入者辨識照片中的友人,以及回答原用戶所設定的安全問題等。

    Facebook表示,對真正的用戶而言,上述問題是簡單的,對惡意人士來說則相對困難,除了該站察覺有異狀外,使用者並不會經常經歷上述認證問題。(編譯/陳曉莉)

  6. NETNEWS 回覆

    Facebook殺手 社交網站Diaspora創辦人自殺身亡

    社交網站 Diaspora 創辦人之一的 22 歲日托米爾斯基 (Ilya Zhitomirskiy) ,突然死亡,公司未有披露其死因,但有消息指他是自殺身亡。

    《星島日報》報導, Diaspora 於去年成立,由包括日托米爾斯基在內的美國 4 名大學生創辦,一度被稱為 facebook 殺手,因為它針對出現隱私被侵犯問題的 facebook ,聲稱要確保用戶的私隱設置。

    這次日托米爾斯基猝死,震驚科網界。舊金山傳媒報導,他是在上周六晚自殺身亡,而驗屍官表示,要數星期時間才能確定他的死因。

    舊金山警方上周六晚約 8 時 10 分接到報案電話指有人自殺,警方初步把案件列為自殺案。

    日托米爾斯基與紐約大學另 3 名同學格里皮、扎爾茨貝格、索費爾一起創辦 Diaspora ,希望挑戰因隱私問題而備受指責的 facebook 。它所提供的保護功能不但較易設定,而且可讓用戶設定其他用戶查看訊息的權限及刪除自己帳號等。

    Diaspora 成功獲得了 20 萬美元的啟動資金,並於去年底開放註冊。但令人意外的是,競爭對手 facebook 的創辦人朱克伯格據報是金主之一。

    根據日托米爾斯基在 Diaspora 的個人簡介,他指自己是超級熱衷於建設一個駭客的世界。他在去年的一個訪問中提到,創辦 Diaspora 並不是為了錢,而作為創作過程的一分子已是非常美妙的事。不過, Diaspora 近來財政似出現拮据,上月在網誌上要求外界提供更多捐助。

    http://news.cts.com.tw/cnyes/money/201111/201111160869534.html

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