Whenever a service rises to popularity, an “open” alternative is usually close behind. The problem is that most of these alternatives never go anywhere, let along get close to the service they’re trying to supplant. But the rate at which Diaspora*, the open project hoping to be the new Facebook, is gaining funding is getting too big to ignore.
sorry to disappoint but unless its simple to use its not beating nothing. People like the ease of facebook. i actually want to see how this turns out.