Federated networks

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A resource on Fediverse, federated networks, mesh networks, distributed web, alternative internet, alternative social media, decentralisation.

Software projects

  • Beaker, experimental browser with a p2p protocol, *2016.
  • Conversations, open source XMPP/Jabber client for Android, *2014.
  • Dat, p2p protocol, a project for distributed data synchronization, *2013.
  • Diaspora, self-hosted social networking service, *2010.
  • Friendica, distributed social network, *2010.
  • GNU social, FLOSS microblogging server, formerly StatusNet, *2014.
  • Hubzilla, communication platform. Review.
  • IPFS, protocol and p2p network for storing and sharing data in a distributed file system, *2015.
  • Mastodon, self-hosted social networking service, *2016.
  • PeerTube, federated video platform powered by ActivityPub and WebTorrent, *2018.
  • Pump.io, general purpose activity streams engine that can be used as a federated social networking protocol.
  • Scuttlebutt, decentralised secure gossip platform.
  • YaCy, distributed search engine, *2016.

Protocols: ActivityPub, Diaspora, OStatus, XMPP, more.

Resources, art projects


  • Our Networks, conference, Claude T. Bissell building, Toronto, 14 Jan 2017. First edition.
  • Relearn 2017, Poortgebouw, Rotterdam, 29 Aug-2 Sep 2017. Documentation (2019). More.
  • Radical Networks conference, Chem Creative, Brooklyn, NY, 19-22 Oct 2017. Organised by Sarah Grant and Erica Kermani. Third edition.


See also

Internet activism

communities of practice

Art and technology centres, Art servers, Circuit bending, Copyright activism, Cypherpunk, Data activism, Demoscene, Digital libraries, DIY biology, Federated networks, File sharing, FLOSS, Game art, Hacker culture, Hackerspaces, Hacktivism, Internet activism, Internet of things, Libre graphics, Live coding, Maker culture, Media archives, Net art, Neural aesthetics, Open hardware, Software art, VJing, VVVV.
See also Artists' cultures.