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Friendica is an innovative social network platform designed with decentralization at its core. It empowers you to create and host your own social media server, which in turn forms part of the broader fediverse. The fediverse is an expansive network composed of various independently operated servers, demonstrating the true potential of decentralization in digital communication.

friendica – A Decentralized Social Network


Key to Friendica's appeal is its decentralized architecture, which eliminates central authority or ownership. This allows relationships to be established across any compatible system, resulting in a large-scale Internet network made up of smaller, individual sites.

Furthermore, Friendica sets itself apart through its interoperability features. The platform has built-in support for several protocols including ActivityPub (compatible with platforms like Funkwhale, Hubzilla, Mastodon, Pleroma and Pixelfed), OStatus (compatible with StatusNet, GNU social and Quitter), and diaspora*. Additionally, Friendica offers support for email contacts and two-way communications via IMAP4rev1/ESMTP. These features make Friendica not only a versatile tool for personal communication but also an effective solution for creating diverse online communities.

With 1246 GitHub stars and the latest commit on 2023-07-30 the project looks healthy.