"What if a social network’s purpose was actually social networking instead of just making money?
You’ve probably heard of the rapid rise of Ello, the highly viral and artsy social network that recently emerged as the self-proclaimed independent anti-Facebook. Everyone took a peek and a whole lot of us signed up.
The honeymoon ended quickly when news of $435,000 in venture capital, closed-source code, and a centralized structure gave the lie to Ello’s pro-independence manifesto: The ultimate goal was still the almighty dollar.
In the wake of Ello, thousands of people have turned to an old favorite: Diaspora, an open-source, anti-censorship, privacy-friendly, decentralized, and totally customizable social network that delivers on everything that Ello promised and more."
-Patrick Howell O'Neill <<SOURCE>>