Diaspora, the much talked about open competitor to Facebook, has set a launch date of September 15. We've extensively debated Diaspora's chances of success here on Download Squad, and the real test is about to begin. We'll finally see how Diaspora has used that $200,000 in donations -- the most ever raised by a single project on Kickstarter.com.
Apparently, flashy features have been put on the back burner in favor of working on a system of intuitively deciding which groups have access to your information. It sounds like the four NYU kids who founded the project are taking the privacy angle seriously. That's good, considering that the Diaspora concept arose in response to Facebook's bungling of its own privacy challenges.