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Sure, the names don't mean anything. Gmail was in beta with millions of users for years.

However, the Diaspora github readme says this in bold: "PLEASE, DO NOT RUN IN PRODUCTION. IT IS FUN TO GET RUNNING, BUT EXPECT THINGS TO BE BROKEN"

So, shame on the register for calling this news.




Yesterday, Ars ran a front page story titled: "Open source Facebook replacement Diaspora drops first alpha"

So I'm not surprised users ran out to try it.

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Yes, as of 35 minutes ago, it says that. But before that, it didn't, and tons of people are throwing this up on ec2, heroku, and everything else: http://github.com/diaspora/diaspora/commit/e668071ea51050ae7...

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good point. I didn't see that.

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