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Twitter. Microsoft. The State of Wikipedia. Apple. AOL. Reddit hits 1 billion page views per month. 2 February '11, 09:58pm Follow Reddit has just reported that their site’s analytics have a sweet new punctuation mark next to them, meaning that its site has served one billion users in just one month.

Reddit hits 1 billion page views per month

In its blog post Mike [raldi] writes that “There are only about 100 sites on the entire Internet that get a billion pageviews in a single month, and now reddit can put on its smoking jacket and join that exclusive club.” A club, mind you, that doesn’t include The New York Times, Expedia, Weather.com, about.com, or Fox News. Reddit has grown tremendously this year, from 250 million page views in January 2010 to 829 million in December, and more than doubling its number of servers from 50 to 119 in the same timeframe.

In September 2010, reddit pageviews surpassed Digg’s, when Digg founder Kevin Rose revealed that his site only garnered 200 million page views in the month of July. Mike [raldi] sends a big thank you to all of the reddit community:

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Check out some of the other great projects on Kickstarter Diaspora - the privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all distributed open source social network We are four talented young programmers from NYU’s Courant Institute trying to raise money so we can spend the summer building Diaspora; an open source personal web server that will put individuals in control of their data. What is it? Enter your Diaspora “seed,” a personal web server that stores all of your information and shares it with your friends. For a little more detailed explanation, checkout this blog post. What is the project about? We believe that privacy and connectedness do not have to be mutually exclusive. Why are we building it? This February, Eben Moglen, Columbia law professor and author of the latest GPL, gave a talk on Internet privacy. But why is centralization so much more convenient, even in an age where relatively powerful computers are ubiquitous?

Why do we need money? Our Promise. Diaspora publie le code source de son Facebook libre. Chose promise, chose faite. Né comme une simple idée au mois de mai et rapidement financé par un afflux sans précédent de dons de ses futurs utilisateurs, le projet Diaspora est désormais réalité. Mercredi soir, l'équipe de Diaspora a publié la toute première version publique du code source du réseau social à la Facebook, basé sur des logiciels libres et qui laisse surtout à l'utilisateur le contrôle de ses propres données. "A partir de maintenant, nous allons travailler étroitement avec la communauté pour améliorer et solidifier Diaspora", indiquent les promoteurs.

Comme Facebook, Diaspora permet aux utilisateurs de créer un profil, de communiquer par des "murs" de messages, ou de poster des photos et d'en partager entre amis. Mais contrairement au site de Mark Zuckerberg, Diaspora n'est pas un service en ligne centralisé où toutes les données sont hébergées à distance dans des batteries de serveurs. Pour le moment, le graphisme et les fonctionnalités sont bien sûr limités.

Diaspora's diaspora at master - GitHub. An introduction to the diaspora source - diaspora - GitHub.