GNU Social

connecting free libre communities across the web

gnusocial logo

overview

category

social network

type

microblogging

created

2010

license

AGPL-3.0

source code

repository

written in

PHP

protocols

tutorials

population ~ 10.586 accounts[1]

servers > 178 instances[3]

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world

mascot

  • gnu,  

dwellers

GNU-hackers

communities

connects

  • network logo colour iconpostActiv
  • network logo colour iconMastodon
  • network logo colour iconPleroma
  • network logo colour iconFriendica
  • network logo colour iconHubzilla

GNU Social creators are the founding fathers of free libre microblogging networks. The platform has a significant userbase and multiple plugins.

early adopters

  • user
  • 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 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 GNU Social 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 GNU Social.

note

[1], [2], [3] - updated regularly, latest update - 17/11/18