Liz Gannes

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Diaspora Says It’s Back on Track, Joins Y Combinator Program

Diaspora, the open source social network that rose to fame on the back of Facebook privacy scandals and one of the first viral Kickstarter campaigns, is now rebuilding itself around creative self-expression, following setbacks including the suicide of a co-founder, as detailed in this good Bloomberg Businessweek profile. One tidbit the profile reveals is that the team has been accepted to participate in the next round of Y Combinator, starting next month.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work