In what is being billed as a threat to Facebook, "four nerds" have developed an open source alternative to the social media giant. Citing issues over Facebook's lax privacy standards the four intrepid developers have spent the last few months building their new creation. Diaspora* will be de-centralized and free for developers to extend. But the real question remains can be Facebook be slayed with the perfect technology or are its roots so far extended into our culture that there is no turning back.
(submitted by Judi)