Diaspora - social networking that you own
Diaspora made the news last year as the hottest new social network. The service touts itself as a user owned social network, so think Facebook but without the corporate aspect.
What they say about themselves:
- For benefit rather than profit.
- A community rather than a corporation.
- A place where who you are and what you say and to whom is all in your control, not in the control of the people who run it.
- Run by people who listen to their users and respond.
At time of writing Diaspora is still in alpha. If you contribute 25 dollars, however, they'll send you out an invite to start using the service immediately. It will be interesting to see if they can acquire the funds they need to get the service off the ground and challenge Facebooks dominant market share.