Diaspora—a possible Facebook alternative (that just raised a grip of cash)

By Editor June 2, 2010

Not many startups would be so bold as to call themselves a Facebook alternative, but Diaspora, a project started by four NYU students, is doing just that.  And, amazingly, they just raised $200K in contributions from 6,500 different backers through the Kickstart site (their original goal was $10K).  Facebook backlash indeed.  As MG Siegler at TechCrunch notes, it will be interesting to see what they do with the money.  But if boldness is a crucial component to entrepreneurial success, these guys just might hit it big.