Friendica for social media?
Friendica is opensource software for social media communication. The software is free, but somebody has to create a node (on a server) to run the software. Nodes can connect with each other so it is a distributed network. A grid could be part of a node.
- friendica – A Decentralized Social Network
- Friendica is open source software for a distributed social network.
- Friendica is part of the democratization of the internet.
- Thus its operation plan is less familiar than the G+ plan (whatever that was).
- To become a user you don't go to the Friendica website.
- You find a Friendica node and register there.
- You can immediately connect with others registered on your base node.
- You can also connect with others on Friendica or others on the Fediverse
- To connect outside of your base node, you need to know the Friendica address.
- Friendica is part of the Fediverse, "an interconnected and decentralized network of independently operated servers."
Who would want to create and support a node?
- Grid operators: to support a community for the grid.
- Benefits: Integrate node with grid, product differentiation, promotion/marketing
- Educational organizations: To support communication among interested people.
- Interested people: Students, instructors, deans, parents, prospective students.
- Community leaders: To support communication among interested people
- Interested people: Anyone interested in the activities/objectives of the community.
- Nonprofits: To support communication among interested people.
- Interested people: Those interested in the objectives of the nonprofit.
- Businesses: To support communication among potential customers and salespeople.
- Benefits: promotion and marketing, customer feedback
Why would someone run a node?
- You would create a node to support a community.
- You might choose Friendica because it is open source.
- You could customize it to suit your goals.
- A web-world developer could connect its community of users.
- A grid operator could connect it to the inworld communication system.
- That would let inworlders to chat with interested outworlders.
- A computer science department could let its students practice development on it.
- Node (networking)
- Node (Sociology)
- Since Friendica is under active development, new features may be added any time.
- The following links may be useful for finding current features.
- Friendica Documentation and Resources
- Welcome to Friendica
- Friendica features
- Friendica 2018.12 RC available
- The Federation
Thanks to IMA
- For those who want an all-in-one document about Friendica features:
- New member (user) instructions are here:
- You can also find a list of mobile clients for it at
- The overall support forum can be found here:
- For those wanting to host a node, the requirements are at
- Self-host node installation instructions are here:
- Finally, ways to contribute is at
Friendica node to join
- You can create an account in Bill Bight's Opensim.Life node:
- If you start to create an account in another node, you may hit a problem.
- A common create account routine asks for address and password.
- Then ignores the password, creates a password and sends that to you in email.
- Just ignore that first password you send.
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