Friendica

keep in contact with people you care about

25.11.20
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overview

category

social network

type

macroblogging

created

2010

official page

friendi.ca

license

AGPL-3.0

source code

repository

written in

PHP

protocols

population ~ 7.091 accounts

active users ~ 3.420people

servers > 307 instances

(statistics updated regularly, latest update - 04/11/20)
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world

mascot

  • mascot pictureFlaxy O'Hare,  

dwellers

friends

connects

  • network logo colour icondiaspora*
  • network logo colour iconGNU Social
  • network logo colour iconHubzilla
  • network logo colour iconMastodon
  • network logo colour iconMisskey
  • network logo colour iconPixelfed
  • network logo colour iconPleroma
  • network logo colour iconPlume

Friendica aims at being a platform that suits everyone. Newcomers will feel right at home: the network's interface and functionality include common features of a mainstream social network. Being comparatively light on resources makes it attractive for administrators to host (Friendica servers are called "nodes"). The community is good-natured and helpful. Friendica is well connected with the rest of Fediverse — its users can follow friends on most other federated networks.

Default Frio theme (green colour)
Default Frio theme (green colour)
Alternative Vier theme
Alternative Vier theme

early adopters

  • user
  • user
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join the network

network logo colour icon Choose a server with open registrations and create an account:

network logo colour icon Or use a wizard to help you pick a server from the list:

SERVER WIZARD

network logo colour icon Choose a mobile application from the available ones:



contributing

Please, keep in mind that you are a participant, not a customer.

If you'd like to help the Friendica network grow, you can contribute in different ways.

  1. Donate to the administrator of your server (if you have the means to do that).
  2. Set up your own instance, to make federation stronger and healthier, with many small servers.
  3. Spread the word. Invite your friends. Explain why it's important.
  4. Contribute with code. Send a pull request. Resolve an issue. Take a bounty.
  5. Help translating. Design promo materials. Print and distribute stickers.

Thank you. See you in Friendica.