After I wrote my overview of decentralized social networking yesterday, I realized that there is one vital thing that needs to be added. If one of your friends invited you to try decentralized social networking, and your only experience is with the commercial ones where you can just “search” for the people you know by their names or e-mail addresses, then it may not be quite as obvious to you how to get in touch with your friends on the new service you just signed up for.
(For the impatient, there’s a link list at the bottom 😉 )
I already wrote two blog posts about federated social media after I first got onto diaspora* and then Friendica. Somehow they both got somewhat out of hand and went into way too much detail. You can read them here and here.
Since I know of some people now who really want to get off the closed networks, I figured I’d write a slightly more general overview. Read more…