By Martin Stut, 2011-11-19

Many people want some kind of social networking, but don't like the (non-)privacy style of Facebook.

There is an alternative being developed: Diaspora. I have heard of it, but when a friend told me his Diaspora address, I had a hard time getting started, so I'll try to share some useful links:

If you want to join, you'll either need an invitation or a pod (roughly equivalent to a server) that'll accept users without invitation. One of those is

They say, it's not yet ready for the masses. I can confirm this, because there are still a lot of server errors.