We’ve been working on decentralised and federated social networking for over two years. Friendica works well today as a decentralised implementation of a social network, containing a compatible set of features with the large corporate providers. It also connects relatively seamlessly with many networks and providers and offers a free and open eco-system for web communications.
We learned a lot during this time and are now building out a new generation of decentralised communications platform. This can’t even be called a “social network” because we’re going far beyond what the Facebooks and Googles and Twitters of the world have to offer. It can best be described as a matrix of interacting thought streams. Yes, it will also do “social networking” (quite well I might add) if you wish to think of it in those primitive terms. This isn’t evolutionary like Diaspora wanted to be to Facebook, but revolutionary – like the difference between radio and television and portable devices. I’ve got the vision, I’ve got the back-end expertise, but really need to get some competent designers to help us achieve that vision. Visual design was always one of my weak points and is holding us back from showing you what the free web is really capable of.