What’s new about decentralized social networks ?
2012/02/23 Leave a comment
Decentralized/distributed social networks are still highly active. Here are some news of the ones I follow :
- Newebe runs now only with HTTPS and a simple installation script is available for Debian/Ubuntu users.
- Refuge.io is a distributed data platform based on Couchdb. It looks promising and could be a good start to build distributed social applications.
- Diaspora hires a lot (1,2,3). Project looks very active (1250+ forks and daily commits) but there is still no clear Business model and no final release scheduled.
- Movim has a new release and now has a better chat. Microblogging experience is improved with new real-time features.
- Buddycloud is organizing an Hackaton (installation, talk and new ideas).
- Jappix is now on Github.
- Salut à Toi allows to build collective live-playing playlist with people of your chatroom.
- Freedombox had his hackfest last week-end. This resulted in improvements around box discovering. So we could expect some nice social features in Freedombox. They had also good results on setting it up on a GuruPlug. Yes, you can install first version of Freedom box on your plug if you are brave enough.