Diaspora social network co-founder dead at 22 : Our Condolences

A 22-year-old co-founder of privacy-themed online social network Diaspora died during the weekend, the San Francisco coroner confirmed. Local media reports indicated that Ilya Zhitomirskiy may have committed suicide, but the coroner’s office said it will take several weeks to determine the cause of death.

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Our admin Rahul Banker has even had a chat with him when he was invited to Diaspora and he was in deep grief when he heard about this news. Zhitomirskiy was one of four US college students who launched Diaspora last year in a bid to win fans as an easier, more private alternative to social networking powerhouse Facebook. Mysteriously, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg was reportedly among those who financially backed Diaspora.

We at SkotGat are sending out our condolences to his family, Diaspora team and his friends. May his sould rest in peace.

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