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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We've got a new how-to explaining use of Friendica's email connector - because a lot of people were unable to find and activate this powerful feature. It lets you integrate normal email contacts in your social stream. For instance, Uncle Jack who refuses to join any social networks will then still receive your status updates from a family vacation - simply by reading his email.
Some people still don't understand what Friendica is. It's a solution that replaces walled gardens like Facebook in today's world, because we want to be free and unmonitored when we talk to our friends.
We've got a new article dealing with how to use XMPP (chat) with Friendica, even including your Facebook contacts. Getting started is very easy. Take a look here. Also a reminder: Friendica has an IRC plugin you can use, too. You'll find it in your Apps menu if your site admin has activated it.
Germany's leading computer magazine c't on Friendica: "Friendica demonstrates how decentralized social networks can become widely accepted: with a versatile set of features that (almost) everyone can install on their own server and that can connect to many existing networks."
In an article on privacy-aware social networks, the magazine emphasizes ease of (server) installation as one of Friendica's main strengths, saying that: "Friendica is currently probably closest to the principle of a distributed social network that anyone can install."
Zot-id is Friendica's next-generation internet scale access control which is based on OpenID, URI templates, and webfinger - and is completely free and open technology.
Many decentralised social projects (such as Diaspora and StatusNet) are unable to apply access controls to things like photos, file attachments, and profiles - and instead make all of these resources public (perhaps "obscured" but ultimately visible to anybody with an internet connection).