Following on from my post yesterday about Facebook (which I almost, but gladly did not ultimately title "I don't know how to quit you") Tim Whitlock made an interesting conjecture: maybe Diaspora could facilitate the transition away from Facebook by acting as a half-way house of sorts, letting you keep one foot in the Facebook universe and another in your new Diaspora-facilitated exile community.
We still don't know what the hell Diaspora is going to be in the end (and I'll bet that the kids building it don't know yet either) so this might all be a fantasy. That hasn't stopped almost 4000 people from donating $140,000 to fund its creation. Whatever the hell it is.
On Search Engine Land, Danny Sullivan postulated that Facebook's growth has dipped, which we could plausibly attribute to the current privacy flap. The best part of this post is that Sullivan tells us that he straight up asked Facebook to share how many users have cancelled their accounts recently, which is like asking the lobster you're boiling how the water is. Danny Sullivan: you're all right in my book.
Finally, Arrington argued today that this is MySpace's moment to strike back at Facebook - kind of how Chong Li threw lime in Van Damme's eyes at the end of Bloodsport, right? Right?