The hub-bub about Facebook‘s privacy changes has been a focus here and across the Internetz. One dimension to contemplate is whether social networking is a private business or a public utility. Proposed government regulation makes it out to be more of a utility. Recently, a start-up called Diaspora entered the fray promising to make an open source social networking solution to put social networking into the hands of the users. This interesting video tells the tale neatly and cheerfully.

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.

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