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

Jim Dwyer

Their idea was simple. Four NYU undergrads wanted to build a social network that would allow users to control their personal data instead of surrendering it to big businesses like Facebook. They called it Diaspora. In days they raised $200,000, and reporters, venture capitalists, and the digital community's most legendary figures were soon monitoring their progress. Max dreamed of being a CEO. Ilya was the idealist. Dan coded like a pro. And Rafi tried to keep them all on track. But as the months passed and the money ran out, the Diaspora Four fell victim to errors, bad decisions, and their own hubris. In November 2011, Ilya committed suicide. Diaspora has been tech news since day one, but the story reaches far beyond Silicon Valley to the now urgent issues about the future of the Internet. With the cooperation of the surviving partners, New York Times bestselling author Jim Dwyer tells a riveting story of four ambitious and naive young men who tried to rebottle the genie of personal privacy-and paid the ultimate price.

Their idea was simple. Four NYU undergrads wanted to build a social network that would allow users to control their personal data instead of surrendering it to big businesses like Facebook. They called it Diaspora. In days they raised $200,000, and reporters, venture capitalists, and the digital community's most legendary figures were soon monitoring their progress. Max dreamed of being a CEO. Ilya was the idealist. Dan coded like a pro. And Rafi tried to keep them all on track. But as the months passed and the money ran out, the Diaspora Four fell victim to errors, bad decisions, and their own hubris. In November 2011, Ilya committed suicide. Diaspora has been tech news since day one, but the story reaches far beyond Silicon Valley to the now urgent issues about the future of the Internet. With the cooperation of the surviving partners, New York Times bestselling author Jim Dwyer tells a riveting story of four ambitious and naive young men who tried to rebottle the genie of personal privacy-and paid the ultimate price.
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Their idea was simple. Four NYU undergrads wanted to build a social network that would allow users to control their personal data instead of surrendering it to big businesses like Facebook. They called it Diaspora. In days they raised $200,000, and reporters, venture capitalists, and the digital community's most legendary figures were soon monitoring their progress. Max dreamed of being a CEO. Ilya was the idealist. Dan coded like a pro. And Rafi tried to keep them all on track. But as the months passed and the money ran out, the Diaspora Four fell victim to errors, bad decisions, and their own hubris. In November 2011, Ilya committed suicide. Diaspora has been tech news since day one, but the story reaches far beyond Silicon Valley to the now urgent issues about the future of the Internet. With the cooperation of the surviving partners, New York Times bestselling author Jim Dwyer tells a riveting story of four ambitious and naive young men who tried to rebottle the genie of personal privacy-and paid the ultimate price.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Pete Larkin

Length:

12h 22m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

31:54


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

49:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

39:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

27:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:42