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Re: Diaspora
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2010, 04:22:50 pm »
This looks interesting, now that it's up and running.
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Re: Diaspora
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2010, 07:53:41 pm »
'94.

For some reason that's freaking me out. My daughter was born in '98.
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Re: Diaspora
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2010, 07:54:40 pm »
I'm still fucking pissed that I gave them money and never received a CD in the mail nor an email invite.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku

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Re: Diaspora
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2010, 08:04:22 pm »
I did sign up to receive a physical CD, because I figured I'd be more likely to see that than an email. But I also searched my emails and my junk folder and unless they titled it something that had no reference to Diaspora and sent it from an email address with no reference to Diaspora, I didn't get one.

Fucking irresponsible college kids. I have no confidence this will be any better than Facebook in the long run, if they can't even stay on top of notifying the people who actually gave them money.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku

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Re: Diaspora
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2010, 08:08:30 pm »
'94.

For some reason that's freaking me out. My daughter was born in '98.

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« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2010, 08:09:51 pm »
Also, it's possible they're waiting to get into Beta before sending all the stuff out to the mailing list. It's very much a barebones Alpha right now, almost looks like they just rolled it out to test the scaling and such on the codebase.

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« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2010, 08:24:04 pm »
Also, it's possible they're waiting to get into Beta before sending all the stuff out to the mailing list. It's very much a barebones Alpha right now, almost looks like they just rolled it out to test the scaling and such on the codebase.

Sure it's possible. It's just NOT WHAT THEY PROMISED.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku

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Re: Diaspora
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2011, 03:57:21 am »
Anyone got an invite? tripzilch at gmail dot com.
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« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2011, 04:29:49 am »
Gotcha. Invite is incoming.
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« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2011, 05:05:31 am »
So, I'm debating. Is it worth it? I mean, I've never been a big fan of these types of sites. But, I think this one actually has potential from what I've heard about itl, but since I haven't actually seen it, I don't know. So could one of you let me know if it seems to be living up to the hype?

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Re: Diaspora
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2011, 06:33:53 am »
I'd like to give it a go.

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« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2011, 07:35:22 am »
Fuck Diaspora. What a bunch of asspipes.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku

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« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2011, 02:15:02 pm »
I logged in once and forgot about it, will have to snoop around some more but it seemed pretty basic back then.
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« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2011, 02:52:52 pm »
I just want to try it out.

I was on a Dutch social network, and I gotta say, the concept of social networks has a lot of real advantages. Among other things, keeping contact with friends you normally don't speak that often, but in a sort of non-committal way (cause otherwise you'd speak them more often).

And I dunno a bunch of other stuff, it's just nice.

But Facebook just freaks me the fuck out. Especially cause within moments I'll have all my local friends, and family, and you Discordian guys and who knows who else on my friends list, and frankly I don't really want to give that data to the NSA just like that.
Also, the privacy settings, Facebook seems to be purposefully designed to make as much of your private data as public as possible, especially via tricking and giving incentive for people to do it voluntarily. I think I even read some interviews where some Facebook strategic marking officer said this is exactly their vision or goal or something. The point is, it can be a lot less, that Dutch network was great fun and the privacy settings were simple and straight forward, erring on the side of caution. Currently that network is going the Facebook way.

I can go on, but I don't even use Facebook. My point is, I like the concept of social networks, but loathe Facebook's fucked up way of implementing it.

So I kind of want Diaspora (or similar projects) to work and to succeed. Guess the best way to do that is to check them out.
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Re: Diaspora
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2011, 05:48:34 pm »
I suspect they'll send you your invite, Nigel, when it's not in alpha anymore. Alpha's getting better, but still very bare bones.
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