Friday, October 14, 2011
There's another new alternative to Facebook: Diaspora.
The big advantage is that it's independently run and that it doesn't demand your "real name" or your gender. If you choose to set your gender, you have a blank box to fill in so you're not stuck with only male or female.
It does allow you to connect your account to Facebook and I have very mixed feelings about that. And it's still in alpha, so likely to be buggy.
It's interesting to see what they're doing though so if anyone wants an invitation, let me know and I'll invite you over. You can email me at email@example.com - I wouldn't put your email address in the comments here, it will be harvested by spambots!