Just got a request about Facebook alternatives on the Fediverse.
There are a number of options, but the one most suitable for non-technical people is probably Friendica.
Friendica's major instances are already federating through ActivityPub (on the development branch of the code), such as:
Friendica has a Facebook-like interface, and FB-like features such as events and photo albums.
Also, Diaspora's development seems to have stopped, whereas Friendica has very active development with regular major updates (see attachments).
@costalfy non pas encore
I did a bit of digging, the Friendiqa git is now at:
There's a repository for getting the app on F-droid:
And it's on Google Play too:
Also I wonder if some of the Mastodon apps might work with Friendica now that it's getting ActivityPub?
Not as far as I'm aware.
If you want to create one, why not?
@switchingsocial Is Friendica suitable for a community or group around a single topic? I've tried Diaspora for that but it doesn't provide such an option.
I would say so. You don't have to federate it if you don't want to.
What was it that you needed which was missing from Diaspora?
@switchingsocial The part that I'm missing is a group or community with members that discuss one specific topic, for instance Inkscape. Much like a discussion forum.
There is a forum system in Friendica too, but it works slightly differently to how you would expect it.
You post a message as normal, but instead of using @ to message a particular user, you use ! to message a particular forum.
If you want to just read messages in a forum, there's a URL you can go to. For example this is the support forum:
@switchingsocial Thanks very much. That's just the information I needed. I'm going to sign up and check Friendica out to see if it's a good replacement for our current G+ community.
@switchingsocial To clarify myself, I'm not talking about a non-federated pod just an option available within the current Friendica interface. Which looks much nicer than Diaspora BTW.
@switchingsocial What do you think of Misskey? Misskey.nl has an Eng interface I guess
Hubzilla is currently a bit too confusing, especially for non-technical people.
That's great to hear :)
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.