If you value freedom you will probably be interested in joining Diaspora.
In which case here is some moreoinfo and a Link to a tutorial on how to get started
it’s privacy aware!
it’s open source!
it’s growing fast!
it’s for YOU!
While diaspora may not yet have all the features other social network offer (mind you, the open source community is adding features all the time…!), it does offer you ***ethical values*** that many other social networks lack!
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With major social media corporations constantly changing their terms of service for the worse, lots of people are looking for alternatives!
It lets you own your data!
Many networks use your data to make money by analysing all your online (inter)actions and using this sensitive and personal information to advertise things to you. Diaspora* doesn’t use your data for any purpose other than allowing you to connect and share with others. In diaspora* you own your data. You do not sign over any rights to a corporation or other interest who could use it. With diaspora*, your friends, your habits, and your content is your business … not ours! In addition, you choose who sees what you share, using Aspects.
It gives you freedom!
You can be whoever you want to be in diaspora*. Unlike some networks, you don’t have to use your real identity. You can interact with whomever you choose in whatever way you want. The only limit is your imagination. diaspora* is also Free Software, giving you liberty to use it as you wish.
It is decentralized!
Instead of everyone’s data being contained on huge central servers owned by a large organization, local servers (“pods”) can be set up anywhere in the world. You choose which pod to register with – perhaps your local pod – and seamlessly connect with the diaspora* community worldwide.
Most social networks are run from centralized servers owned and run by a corporation. These store all the private data of their users. This information can be lost or hacked, and like any system with a bottleneck, any problem at the central servers can make the whole network run very slowly, or not at all. It is also more easy for governments to “listen in.”
Diaspora* is a true network, with no central base. There are servers (called “pods”) all over the world, each containing the data of those users who have chosen to register with it. These pods communicate with each other seamlessly, so that you can register with any pod and communicate freely with your contacts, wherever they are on the network.
It is open source!
Diaspora* is completely Free Software. This means there are no limits on how it can be used. You can even take the source code and change it to make it work in the way you want to, and help us improve the network. We’d love to have you on board.
You can choose your audience!
Diaspora*’s aspects allow you to share with just those people you want to. You can be as public or as private as you like. Share a funny photo with the whole world, or a deep secret just with your closest friends. You’re in control.
You can even host it yourself ( if you want to… )
Choose where your data are stored by choosing a pod you’re happy with. If you want to be really secure, you can set up and host your own pod on servers you control, so no one can get at your personal data.