I greatly worry if linus goes if everyone starts there own fork of linux and same if the major company’s started trying to take over with corporate thinking, I don't imagine either of those happening because with Linus's leading I imagine many people would have considered it just from his attitude, i don't think anyone would fork it because his attitude has left, think about how many issues people have had about Linus and look at how many successful forks we have of Linux, I just dont imagine it happening!
I actually almost got rid of Google+ ones and I was only going to use diaspora and twitter, the issue with that was a. people, and b. the ubuntu app community!
Sure the issue of no one using diaspora is there, but if the people from bad voltage use diaspora and exclusively put some of there content on diaspora then more people are likely to join diaspora because they feel like they're going to miss out.
I was there when g+ went open for everyone to use, I remember there was no one there, until I used it enough and people where there, and then more people found out about it, diaspora is more difficult to find out then g+ because diaspora is well, diaspora and google plus is google, but people came to google eventually and eventually there was a good audience, if enough big open source people moved to diaspora and became the most active on diaspora then there would be a much bigger audience, and it would slowly pick up as g+ did.
Imagine, if the 4 at bad voltage, Linus torvalds, some public people at Canonical and fedora, Jupiter broadcasting, and some other people became strong advocates of Diaspora and pushed for diaspora to be the next big thing, it would be a big thing for Open Source and Linux people!
No one I knew had telegram until I told them that the could only text me or get telegram
to instant message me, now alot of my friends have and use telegram!
Now here's some great things about diaspora, there are pods which are hosted by different people on there pods, if you want to have a pod then spin one up your account is there and you can still interface with other people in different pods keeping your stuff more private yet still social!
There's good exporting features.
Its Open Source and does bountys, meaning if the Open Source world jumped on diaspora you can bet your money that it would improve much like the kernel and other Linux OS's.
To me Diaspora isn't as good a G+ but it feels the most linux like..
Diaspora is the Linux of Social websites to me and with our group, I think we should look at it and try and make it as good as we can, because we can't do anything like that with G+
No I don't use Diaspora as much as Google+ but I still use Diaspora..
And I advertise that if you want the most linux, most open, most under your control social website that you look and try and use and advertise Diaspora, even if its not the thing you use the most, if you still use it then theres more of a reason for people to try it and thus it will grow, even if slowly!
Now thats my hey lunduke want to get of G+, use Diaspora more rant thing xD you've talked about diaspora before several times its just I feel like if people who want it to succeed won't try and make it work, then people who don't know about it woundn't even give it the time of day!
With Youtube I have no clue, I haven't really seen much for video hosting outside of Dailymotion, vimeo, Metacafe and a few more, but non of them seem much like the open source type of website, I haven't really gazzed through them, but I'm still waiting for the OpenSource Youtube where someone could fork it if it ever went bad...