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October 21, 2011, 04:16:44 PM
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You've heard Diaspora has had trouble with Paypal (shocking!)

Well, now they accept Bitcoin, and can never again be cut off from donations.

Show them some love! Gonna tweet this...
https://www.diasporafoundation.org/donate


Thanks to Bit-pay and some of the guys on this thread (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=49048.0) for making it happen. Diaspora and Bitcoin have many natural synergies, hopefully this leads to a nice relationship and cross promotion between the two communities.
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October 21, 2011, 04:22:07 PM
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If you clicked this tab, you know what to do.  <<< it looked to me quite rude, but is better than nothing.

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October 21, 2011, 04:25:16 PM
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Small donation sent. It doesn't take much, just enough for them to realize 'Really? Wow, that was easy".

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October 21, 2011, 04:31:08 PM
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If you clicked this tab, you know what to do.  <<< it looked to me quite rude, but is better than nothing.

I agree. Simple link somewhere (at least to weusecoins.com) would be much better than this.

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October 21, 2011, 04:33:12 PM
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LOL I made that thread!  Cheesy  


Good job guys.

on another note:   Paypal froze their money for days,  and yet they say thank you to paypal.. but not you guys for helping bailing them out?"

http://blog.diasporafoundation.org/2011/10/20/paypal-acts-like-a-pal-unfreezes-the-diaspora-communitys-donations.html

Seriously I believe credit is due to the bitcoin community as well... they need to issue a press release / blog post / saying thank you and that they now accept bitcoins.



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October 21, 2011, 04:49:23 PM
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does anyone else have trouble seeing (much less responding to) Diaspora blog comments?

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October 21, 2011, 05:00:13 PM
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You've heard Diaspora has had trouble with Paypal (shocking!)

Well, now they accept Bitcoin, and can never again be cut off from donations.

Show them some love! Gonna tweet this...
https://www.diasporafoundation.org/donate


Thanks to Bit-pay and some of the guys on this thread (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=49048.0) for making it happen. Diaspora and Bitcoin have many natural synergies, hopefully this leads to a nice relationship and cross promotion between the two communities.


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One question for the community: some people who see the mysterious looking string on the website are asking the right question: "What is Bitcoin?"  Diaspora team wants to include a link to explain what Bitcoin is.

What ONE link would you recommend be put up there?  Is http://www.weusecoins.com/ still the best way to go?

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October 21, 2011, 05:01:14 PM
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You've heard Diaspora has had trouble with Paypal (shocking!)

Well, now they accept Bitcoin, and can never again be cut off from donations.

Show them some love! Gonna tweet this...
https://www.diasporafoundation.org/donate


Thanks to Bit-pay and some of the guys on this thread (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=49048.0) for making it happen. Diaspora and Bitcoin have many natural synergies, hopefully this leads to a nice relationship and cross promotion between the two communities.


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One question for the community: some people who see the mysterious looking string on the website are asking the right question: "What is Bitcoin?"  Diaspora team wants to include a link to explain what Bitcoin is.

What ONE link would you recommend be put up there?  Is http://www.weusecoins.com/ still the best way to go?

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Yes Keyur... absolutely WeUseCoins.com

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woot! I updated my signature :-)

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Nice job!  If they need a more automated solution for tracking and reporting, Bit-Pay can handle that and we will auto-forward the Bitcoins to their CampBX Wallet.

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Nice job!  If they need a more automated solution for tracking and reporting, Bit-Pay can handle that and we will auto-forward the Bitcoins to their CampBX Wallet.


Thank you Tony! 

Agreed: A simple wallet works well in the near term but as Diaspora's Bitcoin revenue stream grows, we can set them up with a more feature-rich solution.

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October 21, 2011, 05:28:20 PM
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I do not think Diaspora is a wise use of cash.

There are far better free software projects to donate to. Diaspora raised more than 200k last year to write a simple web application, it's still not finished... and they need more?

Both http://opensource.appleseedproject.org/ and https://n-1.cc/ (elgg) are projects made on much small budgets and teams (appleseed is one guy AFAIK), and they're far better. Your money won't be efficiently used if donated to Diaspora.

I would pick some piece of free software you use often or you think Linux needs, and donate to that Smiley TBH the diaspora guys come off clueless when you watch their initial fund-raising video. The software itself is pretty bad and requires all these esoteric dependencies rather than using tried and tested libraries.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqxQgfQD24M
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October 21, 2011, 05:34:22 PM
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I do not think Diaspora is a wise use of cash.

There are far better free software projects to donate to. Diaspora raised more than 200k last year to write a simple web application, it's still not finished... and they need more?

Both http://opensource.appleseedproject.org/ and https://n-1.cc/ (elgg) are projects made on much small budgets and teams (appleseed is one guy AFAIK), and they're far better. Your money won't be efficiently used if donated to Diaspora.

I would pick some piece of free software you use often or you think Linux needs, and donate to that Smiley TBH the diaspora guys come off clueless when you watch their initial fund-raising video. The software itself is pretty bad and requires all these esoteric dependencies rather than using tried and tested libraries.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqxQgfQD24M

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October 21, 2011, 05:37:32 PM
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When we have an organization like diaspora adopting BTC,  can we make a point of encouraging them to spend their bitcoins instead of cashing them out?  It is better for the bitcoin economy and easier for them to use.

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October 21, 2011, 05:43:00 PM
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Thanks to Bit-pay and some of the guys on this thread (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=49048.0) for making it happen.
  Curious about bit-pay's role, since the diaspora donation site seems to contain a fairly typical bitcoin address.  Does bit-pay automatically pay out USD when bitcoin arrives at that address?
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October 21, 2011, 06:06:20 PM
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One question for the community: some people who see the mysterious looking string on the website are asking the right question: "What is Bitcoin?"  Diaspora team wants to include a link to explain what Bitcoin is.

What ONE link would you recommend be put up there?  Is http://www.weusecoins.com/ still the best way to go?

I have mixed feelings regarding weusecoins' video. I think that common people should learn about bitcoin without the crypto/mining/P2P stuff. For example, I like bit-pay's presentation, but a link there may not be appropriate for this situation. So yes, weusecoins is the best we have I think...

Anyway, congratulations on this Smiley Is bit-pay involved or are the coins manually withdrawn by diaspora?
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October 21, 2011, 07:04:06 PM
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Is bit-pay involved or are the coins manually withdrawn by diaspora?


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Nice job!  If they need a more automated solution for tracking and reporting, Bit-Pay can handle that and we will auto-forward the Bitcoins to their CampBX Wallet.


Thank you Tony! 

Agreed: A simple wallet works well in the near term but as Diaspora's Bitcoin revenue stream grows, we can set them up with a more feature-rich solution.

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October 21, 2011, 07:44:33 PM
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I do not think Diaspora is a wise use of cash.
Following up from I. Goldstein's response in newbies:

I investigated diaspora when people were slamming it the other day on HN.  Installing it took some unix experience and reference to bug reports, but that is not too surprising for alpha software.  I got it running in developer mode pretty painlessly, seemed to work pretty well.  There are people actually using it for its intended purpose out there, and a large group of volunteers contributing to it (my wife has a friend who contributes about half a day a week to QA and tech support of the diaspora software.  At the time I investigated, I knew of his interest in diaspora, but did not know about his volunteering for it.  I installed it without his help, using only documentation available on the web.)  

There is an account of how they used their earlier funding and a summary of their expenditures and progress linked from their donate page.  They have been drawing a salary of $28k each plus a housing allowance, which seems very modest and worthwhile, considering the progress they have made.  It seems like a vibrant project with a good chance of meeting its intended goals, goals which I fully support.
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October 22, 2011, 01:52:47 AM
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I do not think Diaspora is a wise use of cash.

There are far better free software projects to donate to. Diaspora raised more than 200k last year to write a simple web application, it's still not finished... and they need more?

This is an embarrassingly correct statement. How much bitcoin have we returned to Genjix, Gavin, Stefan, or any other bitcoin project we use most or foresee future value? I'm making a list of the software I use most and the charities to which I already donate euros. Maybe we can start a general donation campaign thread.

I wrote to Amnesty International this summer and received no response and again just now. An organization such as AI would have far more impact, for world good as well as for bitcoin acceptance, than Diaspora.

These videos make the point, vote with signatures, letters, and money/bitcoin.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwl2aFNsW30

There are resistance movements who REALLY NEED bitcoin!?!?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEwkrnw9g84

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November 14, 2011, 06:55:33 PM
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Diaspora co-founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy has passed away at the age of 22.

RIP Ilya  Sad

http://techcrunch.com/2011/11/13/diaspora-co-founder-ilya-zhitomirskiy-passes-away-at-21/



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