Diaspora Corporation launches Makr (useless crap)

Diaspora - Making you want to go back to Facebook

Today the Diaspora Project launches a new service called Makr. On Diaspora's latest blog post they explain Makr using 6 paragraphs and an extra 3 FAQs. They managed to publish many words without explaining anything about Makr.

I went to Makr to see WTF they are talking about.

What they should have wrote in their blog post: We don't know how to convey ideas using words, so visit makr.io to find out what the WTF it actually is. If they knew about words they could have explained Makr in one phrase: Makr is a web tool to place text over images and then remix and share via Facebook.

One of the things they say is: We realized after a while, however, that giving people ownership over their bits was only part of the problem. Indeed, while most decentralised social networking projects have been focused on making it possible for anyone to host their own piece of the puzzle themselves, we have all totally missed the most important part: A centralised web tool where users can overlay words on images and share them via Facebook !!.

This will revolutionise the way I consider Diaspora, I used to think it was a bunch of self centered hipster programmers that want to change the world while trying to earn themselves some riches and fame, now I don't really think they give a shit about decentralised social networks. Heck, for all I know now they might even be working for Zuckerberg.



Hello detective, don't be so quick to judge :p

And next time, learn to hedge your votes so y ou wont be disappointed, hehe.


Heh.. Diaspora should rename to Disappointia. Don't waste any more time on it, mate.. :)

manu - http://manurevah.com

owiwi, it's true that I am quick on this one, however it doesn't require years of waiting to get what they are doing: Developing services that have nothing to do with Distributed Social Networking, or people. This actually looks like a project designed to be bought by Facebook, a la Instagram.

Nuxro, don't worry I've lost trust in them about a month after their first code came out, however I was somehow tempted to take another look, that won't happen.

BTW, there's already a fork of Diaspora started by Pistos (who used to do a lot of dev for Diaspora), it's called Libertree. Not sure how good it is and what the goals are, but there's no big money, no macbook hipster coders and the design doesn't smell like a design agency's poop, it's probably not bad.


LiberTree = fail.
These coders still haven't got it that this thing needs to be ubiquitous. And how can you make it ubiquitous on the web? PHP & MySQL.
Even the shittiest, cheapest hoster in the world will be able to give you that.

manu - http://manurevah.com

I agree this stuff will make it harder to install anywhere, however it might have its advantages in other domains, perhaps uses less resources or something ?

To me what matters most is that it's truly free (no corporate agenda behind the project) and that it's able to communicate with other softwares, like Friendica for example.

The ideal being that these projects settle on a protocol so they can all provide the same functions across different platforms. Then users/admins can chose the software that's most relevant to their requirement.

In the end, with a common protocol there would be room for various projects, some aimed at common hosting (php/mysql), others aimed at dedicated servers, and even others designed to run directly on the user's own computer.

m spy

Ha brilliant! hipster programmers... What a crock of shit Diaskata is. The best was when they started asking for donations a while back... please help us we've run out of cook and trapped in Bushwick.

Anyhoo text over images is pretty cool. I might steal that one. Hopefully they haven't patented it yet.
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