Indulge my curiosity!

So, the geekier amongst us have been keeping track of Diaspora for a while, given that it’s touting itself as an Open Source alternative to Facebook and Google+ and Twitter and such. Right now it’s in very early development stages, and while it’s possible to join existing Diaspora pods, it’s not exactly non-geek-friendly right now.

I’ve been on LJ long enough to be fairly sure that even if Diaspora attracts a geek audience, it’s unlikely to pick up significant numbers–and in particular, not likely to deal much of a blow to the huge numbers of Facebook, Twitter, or G+ users.

But I might be wrong! And I’m curious just to see what y’all think about it and whether you plan to use the system. I myself am not planning to at this time, in no small part because I’m barely able to keep track of the social networks I’m already on, and do not have time and patience to learn another one. Especially one so early in its development.

What do you think? If you’re seeing this post on LJ or Dreamwidth, please click on over to the annathepiper.org version of the post–the polls won’t work from LJ or DW.

Will you be or are you already using Diaspora?

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Will you leave other social networks when you join Diaspora?

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Angela Korra'ti

As Angela Highland, Angela is the writer of the Rebels of Adalonia epic fantasy series with Carina Press. As Angela Korra'ti, she writes the Free Court of Seattle urban fantasy series. She's also an amateur musician and devoted fan of Newfoundland and Quebecois traditional music.

2 thoughts on “Indulge my curiosity!”

  1. I’d never heard of it before this post.

    That said, I’ve got a blog and an LJ account, and I’m trying to get somewhere on Twitter for marketing purposes, and that’s more than enough for me.

  2. Actually, I *will* set up a Diaspora pod reasonably soon, depending on resources (including spare time)… but I probably won’t leave the other nets until I’m forced out, either by the admins or by the demons of stupidity. I will also have the pod be open-by-invitation, as in people I know and people they vouch for can joint… I don’t want the headaches of wide-open admission, but I’m willing to work in a web-of-trust fashion…

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