PayPal was blocking social networking startup Diaspora from accessing any of the donations in its PayPal account, the team writes in its company blog.
No one seemed to know why — Diaspora indicated that it’s happening “arbitrarily.”
This happened on the heels of Diaspora reaching out to its users to ask for more donations on top of the $200,000+ already raised via Kickstarter.
After lots of tweets and emails from Diaspora users, PayPal has unfrozen the account, reports Launch.is.
Diaspora confirms this with a thankful tweet to everyone involved:
Free at Last: Thanks to your tweets & emails, PayPal has freed the Diaspora* community’s donations! More info soon…Diaspora was billed as an exciting alternative to Facebook, offering transparent privacy options, but Google+ and Facebook’s changes have absolutely stolen the limelight since it formed.