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Thursday October 23, 2014

Diaspora Founders Turn Project Over to Users

Diaspora, founded by four NYU students two summers ago, is being turned over to their community of users. The site raised $200,000 on Kickstarter and intended on helping people set up their own servers called seeds, which allowed them to share and distribute information, rather than entrust it to a third-party company or network. However, the founders have decided to step back and begin working on a new project: Makr.io, a photo-remixing site. Their exit has met mixed reviews from users, some feeling they are giving up in the fight against Facebook, and others understanding it has always been a free and open-source project.

NY Times