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Fully Funded!  Diaspora will be an open source personal web server to protect and share all of your stuff online.
Fully Funded!  Diaspora will be an open source personal web server to protect and share all of your stuff online.
Fully Funded! Diaspora will be an open source personal web server to protect and share all of your stuff online.
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    1. Maxwell Salzberg Creator on October 11, 2012

      @jennifer, same thing as below!

    2. Maxwell Salzberg Creator on October 11, 2012

      @ryan and @rene, both of you both said "no" when we asked on the survey if you wanted the CD, so we didn't send you one. To anyone wanting to know, you can download D* at, and follow progress @

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      Ali Hassan on August 5, 2012

      So Kickstarter just offered me my award survey from out of nowhere. If those tshirts and stickers from 2010 aren't around i'll accept swag of any sort. Although if they are... those are part of history now. Thanks.
      RIP Ilya

    4. Musely on July 3, 2012

      Absolutely fantastic. I backed this project and didn't receive a CD like promised. I kind of want my 5 dollars back. Nothing ever came of this, and that's really fucking disappointing. Thanks.

    5. Adrian Oliva on May 12, 2012

      So what ever happened to this project. It was supposed to be the next big thing and 200,000 was invested into it.

    6. carolyn rhea drapes on January 15, 2012

      i received what was promised. good luck going forward, and my heartfelt condolences on the passing of ilya.

    7. Rene Bruce on January 10, 2012

      Woop's url is !

    8. Rene Bruce on January 10, 2012

      I also just kicked in $5 and never got a thing.. funny you got over 200k... hummm how about my $5 back, and don't send it to me, go to and donate it to them, they deserve it WAY more then you all do ! Total Scam after reading what others are saying.....

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      adam on November 15, 2011

      I am so sorry to hear about Ilya.

    10. Jennifer on November 10, 2011

      To follow up. I received the t-shirt and stickers. However, the point I was making is that my pledge level was promising me a CD of the software.

      I realize that you changed what you were going to deliver. However, my objection is that you did that after funding was complete and I had no opportunity to say "no, I don't want to fund that."

      Then you send out another email asking for more money. It'd make me laugh, except I'm already annoyed.

    11. Maxwell Salzberg Creator on October 12, 2011

      Hi Jennifer,

      We sent all of our backer rewards and invites last November, so if you have not seen anything from us, there must have been some sort of mix up. Can you email us at, or send us a message on Kickstarter? That way we can get you set up ASAP.

      Thanks for backing us!


    12. Jennifer on October 12, 2011

      You don't deliver what you promise, miss most of your deadlines, and got funded 20 times more than you asked for and then you have the gall to send an email asking for MORE money????

      Why should I throw good money after bad?

      At least this email promises something you might deliver - nothing. I'd rather buy shares in a company that is going under. Thanks all the same.

    13. Maxwell Salzberg Creator on September 23, 2011

      (and as always, if you are backer and you think you are missing something, please email so we can fix it!)

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    15. Donald Strauss on August 5, 2011

      all i'm hearing is the sound of crickets, and maybe the sound of someone selling out. i feel like you guys missed the boat. google+ will probably eat you alive if zuckerberg didn't already. too bad. the alpha seems like a bit of a dog--more sleeping dog than alpha dog.

    16. zanf on July 2, 2011

      Exactly Matthew, what the hell happened here? The Alpha is still just sitting there and no updates in nearly 8 months.....

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      Matthew W on June 23, 2011

      Did these guys fall off the map? No updates in a long time.

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      Mark F Connaughton PE on June 5, 2011

      Enquiring minds want to know - how's it going, folks? Anything working yet? Is it still in alpha, and are you still rolling this out to your backers?

    19. Anna Lena on May 19, 2011

      Diaspora is worlwide and aliens. Hello...Europe :)

    20. Carina Reyes on April 9, 2011

      Saw on the web that you got funded by Zuckerberg. That seems ironic given you seem to be referring to facebook's use of our private data. What does this mean for Diaspora?

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      Elizabeth Nestor
      on March 9, 2011

      hi, I'm a $100 backer from Kickstarter, still waiting for an invitation, a cd, a t-shirt etc etc. Any word?

    22. Felix Grebenstein on February 12, 2011

      With the funding finished, is it still possible to donate to you guys in other ways?

    23. Jeremy Smith on January 26, 2011

      Hi. I'm still waiting for my pledge goods in the UK. Any news on when I might expect them?

    24. Paul Hastings on January 23, 2011

      Updates anytime soon?

    25. Melissa Axel on January 2, 2011

      So excited and proud at how well this took off and exceeded the goal beyond wildest expectations! Please sprinkle some of that magic pixie dust in this direction—our project finishes tonight at midnight and we've been steadily climbing but still have a ways to go. Thanks for everything you're doing and wishing you all a fantastic and rewarding new year! :)

    26. TruthSeeker on December 21, 2010

      I'm an investor. Are we going to get share certificates for our equity in the company?
      I got a t-shirt and two stickers, but no paperwork.

    27. Matthias Welte on December 16, 2010

      Finally I received my shirt here in germany. Thanks for your work and keep on. Best M.

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      ThornCherish on December 15, 2010

      We are awaiting invites and love this concept. Please communicate well with supporters--perhaps bring in a person for this purpose. I have several family and friends eager for Diaspora.

    29. Michael Leadley on December 14, 2010

      Got my t-shirt and stickers, thanks! Can't wait for my invite.

    30. Povilas Skruibis on December 8, 2010

      got t-shirt, stickers and invite :) keep it up guys

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      Carine on December 8, 2010

      Great! I can't wait for the invites!

    32. MHB | ART on December 8, 2010

      I got a t-short & cd in the mail. Sorry to be dumb but what am I supposed to do with the CD? And not sure if that is the same as getting the invite to lg-in onto the site. Thanks,

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    34. Simon Phipps on December 7, 2010

      Pretty annoyed that all sorts of people I know who did not support Diaspora have had invites, yet I as a backer still haven't.

    35. Pablo Marques on December 6, 2010

      Never got an invite nor my rewards. Slightly disappointed.

    36. Dan Goldenberg on December 5, 2010 has updates about the current alpha invites.

    37. Dan Goldenberg on December 4, 2010

      Hi everyone,

      The Diaspora guys have been working really hard and asked me to help them out with some issues that have arisen.

      All of the backer rewards have been sent out. If you have not received yours, please email with as many details as possible.

      I am currently going through the emails that are already there.

      I apologize for the delay.

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      Murray Mitchell on December 2, 2010

      Been 8 days since the announcement, no invite here either. Wrote to the team directly, but no response. Kickstarter also equally unforthcoming on this issue.

    39. gregory thomas on December 1, 2010

      Got the t shirt, looks good, had a few people asking what diaspora was after seeing the t-shirt and I enlightened them. thanks guys : )

    40. Infoholic on December 1, 2010

      The guys at Diaspora need to learn one thing about the IT business, and that is just being a good programmer is not enough. If you make commitments to backers you need to fulfill them. If for some reason there is a problem that is delaying that commitment being fulfilled then you communicate the status regularly.

      Similarly if you tell backers who may have had problems with the survey to send you an email you reply to them with an update. I don't even care if it's a bulk "Hey thanks for your email. We're a little snowed under right now. We'll get back to you in a week or so" sort of email. You just need to communicate.

      I know the schwag will take a little time to reach me and the 6000+ other backers (i.e. if I'm am going to get any - I don't know - I've had no replies from anyone at Diasopra) and I'm kind of OK with that.

      What I'm annoyed about is that as one of the top 300 or so backers (based on amount pledged) I am yet to receive an invitation to view and use the Diaspora Alpha. Come on. You're software engineers. That part should not be too hard. Even I, as a novice hack programmer, could probably cobble something together in a few day that would automatically send out invitations to a list of backers.

    41. Tim Church on November 29, 2010

      A little confused. Was waiting for the invitation but apparently everyone is already signing up at Have I missed something?

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      David on November 29, 2010

      Why does the address take me to a page to install Google Frame. In addition, the tab says that the web page doesn't support my version of IE. I'm using IE 9. What gives?

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      Dhanraj Dhotah on November 29, 2010

      I do understand that the project has been fully funded, however, I was just wondering if their is going to be another funding request soon regarding the project

    44. Jarosław Lipszyc on November 28, 2010

      Still no access to survey and - as a result - no t-shirt. I was emailing (to, filling reports, posting to forums. Is there anyone in the know how to get in touch with actual Diaspora team human being and let them know, that some backers still do not have their swag, and have no way to communicate that fact???

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      Giovanni Jarim Madrigal Castrellón on November 27, 2010

      Espero que vensa a facebook, confio en ustedes, sigan asi. Desde México, Durango

    46. Daniel Smith on November 23, 2010

      I just got the Diaspora package yesterday - shirt and stickers. Yikes, that's the shirt?! Someone spent 15 minutes drawing little sperms emanating from "Diaspora"? Is this a joke? Where's the real shirt?

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      Margaret Harris on November 20, 2010

      I just received my Diaspora* dvd today and have not the slightest idea what to do with it. I don't see an *.exe anywhere in the files. I am not a developer, just a person who is concerned about Internet and social networking privacy issues. HELP!

    49. malek haneen on November 18, 2010

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