Today Diaspora is releasing its code. In short diaspora is a social network which takes the privacy of the users really seriously, given the possibility to control the information, the hosting and the way is delivered.
On top of that, contents created with Diapsora remains with the user and it’s not property of Diaspora.
The software is in still alpha mode, however I really like the idea and the vision of the developers.
As already noted several time, digital personal identity is something which should be taken more seriously and people should be more aware what that means, how to use it and what they can do with that.
This is a moving target field, where things change rather quickly, so the dust is not yet set to understand what are the big innovations taking place.
I hope diaspora will make it big, and I hope it would be one of the gateway to make the net-citizen aware that their digital personal identity is important and should be protected.