I'm wearing the wrong trousers of reality.
Mmh, the number of Diaspora users grew by almost 40% within the last 12 months, so it seems quite alive and well to me.
40% growth on zero is still zero...
So it's growing faster than G+, then?
the phrase 'jumped the shark' jumped the shark some time ago.
Check your math. Gasoline sold at retail typically has 10% ethanol (usually corn-derived) and 90% actual gasoline. So if they did away with the alcohol, the price would go, well, probably nowhere, since alcohol's price isn't zero, and it has less energy per gallon than gasoline. It's there because the corn states and ethanol producers lobbied to require it. It is a net waste of energy since growing the corn and turning it to alcohol consumes more energy than it creates.
Only through hard work and perseverance can one truly suffer.