07/28/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Facebook CEO Donated To Diaspora--An Open Source, Facebook Competitor

You might expect that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg would dismiss the four NYU college students who want to take on Facebook's dominance of social networking by building a distributed, open alternative that includes a way for people to run their own servers.

But instead, Zuckerberg said he donated to the Diaspora project, adding to the $190,000 it has raised, in part because he appreciates their drive to change the world.