Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ilya dies at 22 Zhitomirskiy, cofounder of the Diaspora social network

Ilya Zhitomirskiy , cofounder of the social network Diaspora , one of the alternatives to the dominance of Facebook among consumers, died last weekend in San Francisco (California) at 22 years.

His death was "a possible suicide," she told ABC television the police officer of San Francisco Alvie Esparza.

The official said on Saturday night his department received a call warning and Zhitomirskiy's body was taken to a San Francisco Medical Center for an autopsy was to make known what happened.

A representative of the coroner's office in San Francisco clarified that the results will not be known for several weeks.

Diaspora, the alternative

Zhitomirskiy was one of the four students from the University of New York that led to Diaspora in 2010, a network categorized as less centralized and more private than their larger models, such as Facebook, Twitter or Google +.

The announcement of the new platform was made in April 2010 and received donations in excess of $ 200,000 in just over a month through the website Kickstarter, including Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, who did not mind young people will benefit from the controversy over the privacy settings of the social network to advertise their own work.

"I think it's good that people try to do it yourself. I see something from me them," Zuckerberg said the site in May last year.


Diaspora promulgated the idea of ​​sharing content with an emphasis on control of the material by each user.

In a video released in April 2010, described his project Zhitomirskiy as an alternative to the big names in the industry.

"You do not have to endure the vagaries of large companies say they share content and maintain privacy are not compatible," said Raphael mobbed by teammates Sofaer, Dan and Max Salzber Grippi.


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