Facebook challenged by ambitious upstarts

The controversy over Facebook’s privacy policy is helping those developing alternatives to the social network.Funding and users are flowing to services that claim to put members in charge of their personal data.The rivals range from start-ups to more established firms working on the specifications for an ecosystem of open social networks.Experts say Facebook may have little to worry about, despite 11,000 people pledging to quit Facebook on 31 May.
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