Diaspora, the anti-Facebook, breaks the $200,000 mark.

Diaspora, the anti-Facebook, breaks the $200,000 mark.

In April, four students of New York University set out to create Diaspora, an “anti-Facebook” sort of platform, which will aim to provide the same functionality as the popular social network. But unlike Facebook, it will run on open-source software, without depending on centralized servers.

The four students used Kickstarter, a fundraising Web site and the goal was to reach $10,000 by the 1st June to cover summer expenses developing the app. With under an hour to go, Diaspora has raised a total of $200,647 collected from several donors including Facebook CEO himself, Mark Zuckerberg.

So. Much. Tech.

Some of the biggest names in tech are coming to TNW Conference in Amsterdam this May.

Lets hope the team (below) with a supposed idea problem can at least get their hands on a decent name, domain and site now. Get to work fellas!

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