Puerto Rican daily El Nuevo Dia has an article (in Spanish) about Diaspora’s Yosem Companys, one of the creators of Diaspora.
Diaspora’s website says,
Diaspora lets you sort your connections into groups called aspects. Unique to Diaspora, aspects ensure that your photos, stories and jokes are shared only with the people you intend.
You own your pictures, and you shouldn’t have to give that up just to share them. You maintain ownership of everything you share on Diaspora, giving you full control over how it’s distributed.
Diaspora makes sharing clean and easy – and this goes for privacy too. Inherently private, Diaspora doesn’t make you wade through pages of settings and options just to keep your profile secure.
Companys attended Yale and Harvard and is finishing his PhD at Stanford. He’s not getting paid yet. Will Diaspora gather significant participation to become an alternative to Facebook for people who want to network on line, while maintaining some control over their privacy?
There’s certainly enough of a demand.