Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th May 2010 22:17 UTC, submitted by cmoraes
Internet & Networking "A few months back, four geeky college students, living on pizza in a computer lab downtown on Mercer Street, decided to build a social network that wouldn't force people to surrender their privacy to a big business. It would take three or four months to write the code, and they would need a few thousand dollars each to live on. They gave themselves 39 days to raise $10,000, using an online site, Kickstarter, that helps creative people find support." They call the project Diaspora and have managed to raise $100K in just 20 days.
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Wow. They wanted to raise $10,000 in 40 days or so. As of this post, people have put in $135,760 and it still has 18 days to go. They had better be able to put something good together for 1350% more than what they were shooting for.

Edited 2010-05-14 15:28 UTC

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