Adding contacts with their ID on diaspora*, Friendica, and Hubzilla

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.

Quick jump:

As I stated in my article which I linked in the beginning, my user experience is with diaspora*, Friendica, and Hubzilla, so I’ll show you how to do this on those three. Read more…