One thing I like about Google+ is the multi-column stream view. It means I can browse articles more quickly than with a single column view, with less scrolling effort. Conversely, it means my followers can browse articles more quickly, so more people see my posts. It's great! More engagement, more enjoyment, less time spent.
Diaspora has many features I like, being similar to early G+. But it has just a single column stream view...until now! It turns out that adding a small bit of CSS code gives a crude multi-column stream view. It's not neat Masonry tiling, with weird gaps. But it's good enough for me.
The steps to do this are:
1) Use Chrome or Chromium
2) Install the Stylus plugin (search for "stylus chrome")
3) Go to pluspora.com (or whatever diaspora pod you're on)
4) Click on the “S” plugin icon in the upper right; select Write Style for pluspora.com