Some #Friendica screenshots to give an idea of what it's like to use.
It features a familiar #Facebook-style timeline in the middle, an FB-style events system, and there's also groups (sort of).
If people want to switch from Facebook, this could be a really nice alternative for them once #ActivityPub is added.
It also works as a feed reader, you can "friend" RSS addresses and they then appear in your timeline as if they were users.
@switchingsocial can you run your own instance like with mastodon and pleroma
@switchingsocial Looks interesting.
I think they're related projects?
Friendica is easier to use though.
Just my opinion, but Hubzilla's interface is a bit intimidating :/ Maybe they could tweak it a bit?
@switchingsocial Cool, and it's in PHP. Gonna check it out. Thanks.
I've been looking for a distro that looks/feels like Facebook (because even tho FB sucks, its user interface for non-techies is simply the best). Hopefully we can pull the good ones away from the toxic mess of Old Social Media.
@switchingsocial Look ma! I'm on the internet!
-Federates with Mastodon, you can follow people on Mastodon
-Has FB-style events feature
-Has FB-style photo albums feature
-Lets you follow RSS feeds
@switchingsocial Excellent! It really has changed a lot since I last used it!
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.