More Awesome Than Money: Four Boys and Their Heroic Quest to Save Your Privacy from Facebook

More Awesome Than Money: Four Boys and Their Heroic Quest to Save Your Privacy from Facebook

Jim Dwyer


David as opposed to Goliath in Silicon Valley—an epic try and take again the Internet

Their concept was once uncomplicated. 4 NYU undergrads desired to construct a social community that may enable clients to regulate their own information, rather than surrendering it to important companies like fb. They known as it Diaspora. In days, they raised $200,000, and journalists, enterprise capitalists, and the electronic community’s such a lot mythical figures
were quickly tracking their growth. Max dreamed of being a CEO. Ilya was once the idealist. Dan coded like a professional, and Rafi attempted to maintain all of them heading in the right direction. yet because the months handed and the money ran out, the Diaspora 4 fell sufferer to mistakes, undesirable judgements, and their very own hubris. In November 2011, Ilya devoted suicide.

Diaspora has been tech information due to the fact day one, however the tale reaches a long way past Silicon Valley to the now pressing concerns concerning the way forward for the net. With the cooperation of the surviving companions, New York Times bestselling writer Jim Dwyer tells a riveting tale of 4 formidable and naÏve younger males who attempted to rebottle the genie of private privacy—and paid the last word cost.

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