Friendica has just been updated to version 2019.03
If you haven't tried Friendica lately, this might be a good time to take a look.
Some places to sign up:
It's the Fediverse's Facebook alternative, with a similar interface and features (photo galleries, events, groups etc).
You can follow people on ActivityPub (Mastodon etc.) and RSS feeds too.
You can also use it through the the Fedilab app (@tom79).
@switchingsocial Just in passing, I love your alternative texts. “Photo of a happy dog”, hehe.
Gotta have a happy doggo! 🐶
Diaspora has fewer features but is simpler and faster. You can't follow activitypub users (and the Diaspora developers seem to be saying this will never happen :( ).
Friendica is more feature packed but that also means it's slightly more complicated to navigate. You can follow anyone on the ActivityPub Fediverse, Diaspora and RSS.
Diaspora development seems to be frozen, whereas Friendica development is very active with several new releases a year.
You can get a rough comparison of their development here:
@switchingsocial I tried creating an account at nerdica.net but it fails at updating my password, who should I contact?
@switchingsocial I'm currently thinking about how to get my family involved into this. I think what would help a bunch are easy-to-use bridges for Facebook and Instagram.
Do you know bridges that work with Facebook <-> Friendica, Instagram <-> Friendica and maybe even Instagram <-> Pixelfed? :)
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.