re: Tent Promises Open, Distributed Social Networking
@PJS880 Newebe is a social network. The main difference is that every user hosts his account. You store all data you sent and all data sent to you. You share directly with your contact without the need of a third-party. Moreover Newebe is highly interoperable.
So what does it bring more vs a social network like Diaspora ? speed, cool features (indexation, file sharing, saving a post into a note...) and real privacy.
If you want to use it as a personal soclal store (aggregate twitter, facebook and diaspora accounts), you can do easily with some scripts (it will just require a lot of disk space).