Hey guys, I've been collecting some links :)
Kinda like diaspora, but more "regular webhost" friendly (doesn't run on mine though) http://friendica.com/
A twitter you can feel good about (if there is a way to feel good about 140 characters, there is none for me) http://rstat.us/
These two pages don't have a whole lot going on, but I guess it's a start...
And yes, I absolutely DO think everybody and their dog should have their own webspace. People have no problems paying ten times as much as that would cost for their cellphones. So WTF? We are, on the whole, so lazy and cheap, it's a miracle the web isn't WORSE.