All about the Diaspora* social network

What’s Diaspora?

Diaspora is the social network that puts you in control of your information, while offering you an awesome new social networking experience! Built to make a change, Diaspora is paving the way to a more open social networking experience for everyone.

The Social Hybrid

Do you like Twitter, Facebook and G+? Then you’ve come to the right place! Diaspora brings you the best of both worlds, with contextual sharing through aspects, a follow system closely resembling Twitter and various old Facebook features. You’ll feel at home immediately!


We understand that your social network is not limited to just one service. That is why Diaspora allows you to easily share your messages with Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. World domination has never been easier.

Awesome Features

Diaspora does everything you’ve come to expect from a social network. Like comments, browse hashtags, mention people and reshare posts. Who ever said that privacy and control should be at the expense of fun? See all features!


Check out Cubbi.es, the epic online picture sharing app, which was built by one of the founders to test the application system. Authorization for apps is transparent. You never share more than you want to share. Expect more apps soon!

Here's a nice little preview for you!


Diaspora fixes some fundamental social networking problems. No more data-mining, no intrusive advertisements, no lock-in effect, no censorship, no monolithic database, no-nonsense. Diaspora stands for social networking in a socially acceptable fashion!

Choose your provider

Like e-mail, the Diaspora network is made up by multiple providers, run by different people. No matter which provider you choose, you can be friends with anyone on the network. See all providers!

For those who are experienced enough, there’s the ability to set up your own Diaspora pod.

Privacy by design

Diaspora doesn’t expose your information to advertisers, or to games you play, or to other websites you visit. You tell Diaspora who gets to see those pictures of your kids, and only those people will see them. Period.


You retain full ownership of all your information, including friend lists, messages, photos, and profile details. When you delete your account, all of your data gets deleted, not hidden.

Excited yet? Then head over to our Getting Started series and sign up to Diaspora!