From The New York Times:"Four N.Y.U. students have decided people should be able to communicate online without surrendering their privacy to a big business."
"Diaspora* group was inspired after hearing a talk by Eben Moglen, a law professor at Columbia University, who described centralized social networks as 'spying for free'."
Read their story and how they raised money to set up Diaspora. Great OpenSource initiative. http://nyti.ms/d01noz
Their Twitter = joindiaspora