[ubuntu-uk] Diaspora

Liam Gallear liam.gallear at gmail.com
Sun Jan 2 20:36:52 UTC 2011

On 2 Jan 2011, at 19:16, Tim Dobson <lists at tdobson.net> wrote:

> You've all seen the comings and goings of the likes of Google Wave,
> Plaxo, Plurk, Virb, Friendfeed, Friendster, Myspace...
> Well there's a new effort out there called Diaspora:
> http://join-diaspora.com in alpha right now with very limited numbers
> of invites.
> Here's my first impression: I think it might do what you wanted Buzz
> to do, but it isn't tied to anyone's company. Twitter is great for
> short posts and links, and very short chats. I like IRC/Jabber for text
> chats over just about anything else, but it isn't easy to do drawn out
> discussions spanning over several days.
> If you want to give diaspora a try, let me know and maybe others who
> have invites will also say hi in here as well.
> Diaspora might be pretty cool, but it won't be of any interest without
> a lot of like-minded people on it. Please consider joining us if
> - you enjoy testing all types of things with a bunch of people (that's
> why you're on this list, isn't it?)
> - you are willing to log in once a day for a while to try to help us
> get momentum
> - you are willing to try to get others in via your (currently) 5 invites.
> When you first get in to diaspora, you have two Aspects. These are
> simple groups of people, "work" and "family". I created one I call
> Geeks where most of you would be. If you like diaspora, you can try and
> drag your family in from Facebook.
> Personally, I like diaspora as a discussion platform, but it isn't
> rich like FB. Because it's simple though, you can post to your groups
> and discuss with them. The down side is that it's yet another site to
> log in on.
> I have a few invites left if anyone wants thinks they want be willing to
> give it a try and I was hoping that other people with invites might also
> be willing to donate a few to interested parties.
> Cheers,
> Tim
> -- 
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I just signed up for the invite. Heard about it a while ago, and wouldn't mind giving it a go.



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