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.