We are a handful of part-time developers linking/federating disparate social web platforms and giving people the tools they need to thrive in a post-Facebook world. Join us.
"Friendica is what Diaspora should have been." - Jack Shaw
"Friendica demonstrates how decentralized social networks can become widely accepted." - German computer magazine c't
"It's Facebook-zilla!" - Anna (last name withheld)
"But, best of all, in my opinion, is Friendica." - Tony Baldwin
"A federated social web? That would look like Friendica." - Mike Macgirvin
We are currently accepting donations to hire a visual designer or two for the project on a long-term contract. Our work is primarily a volunteer effort, but it's a huge project and there are bills to pay. You can help us in many other ways if you do not wish to support us monetarily. We need code and documentation expertise, graphics design, but above all we need help to get the word out that the free social web is alive and well. Tell your friends.
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The installation routine has been streamlined to catch and solve even more potential problems automatically. To reflect this, we have updated our Quick installation guide for beginners. Setting up a Friendica site is now even easier!
The volunteers who run our public servers want to help you escape from monopolies that spy on you and exploit your data.
They do that by giving you a new platform for your communications - and welcome everyone who uses their sites. But that's not everything they do. They also want you to think about privacy and freedom and what these terms really mean. They would like to help you go even further in recreating an internet that exists for its users. That's why they ask: Who do you trust?
... is a hashtag (#friendshostfriends) and a new way of looking at the social Internet.
If you don't feel up to hosting your own Friendica site (strongly recommended and very easy) the next best thing is to join a site you can trust almost as fully as you would trust your own - because it's run by a friend.
Friendica now has integrated chat in your browser window - similar to Facebook, in fact. An XMPP plugin called jappixmini optionally auto-subscribes to Friendica contacts and auto-approves them. You can add other contacts manually or even configure the addon to integrate Facebook chat buddies. We have a how-to on use and installation of the plugin here: http://friendica.com/node/29
This extension is based on work by the Jappix project.
We have a new, very ungeeky installation guide for beginners on our Resources pages. Use it to set up a personal or family Friendica site without learning Tech-nese first. With any luck, you may not even need a text editor. Check it out here.
It's not the only way of installing Friendica. But it's one almost everyone can master.