22-Year-Old Founder of Open Social Network Diaspora Ilya Zhitomirskiy Has Died

Social network co-founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy has died. Zhitomirskiy, along with Maxwell Salzberg, Daniel Grippi, and Raphael Sofaer were preparing to launch Diaspora, a social networking site designed to be open and decentralized. He was 22.


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