Diaspora Co-Founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy Has Died


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Ilya Zhitomirskiy, co-founder of Facebook alternative Diaspora, has died at 22, reports TechCrunch.The cause of death hasn’t been released to the public.

Zhitomirskiy was working with a team of friends from NYU — Dan Grippi, Maxwell Salzberg, and Raphael Sofaer — to build Diaspora as a social network with transparent privacy controls.

Our condolences to his friends and family.

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