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The Fediverse - A decision-making aid


There are four different protocols the #ActivitiPub, #Diaspora and #OStatus and there is also the #DFRN protocol which is as good as dead.

Mastodon is the number 1 network with over 4.000.000 users followed by Diaspora with over 600.000 members. On place 3 comes #Pleroma with over 30.000 members followed by #Hubzilla on place 4 with over 10.000 members and on place 5 comes #Friendica with almost 4.000 members.

According to this calculation it would be clear that #Mastodon is the clear winner but here the idea of the #Federation (Association) takes hold. Let's see who can communicate with whom and what the result is, start with the winner.

Mastodon can communicate with Pleroma, Hubzilla and Friendica so that results in 4.044.00 users.

Diaspora can communicate with Hubzilla and Friendica, resulting in a total of 614,000 users.

Pleroma can communicate with Mastodon, Hubzilla and Friendica and has a comparable reach to Mastodon of 4,044,000 members.

Hubzilla can communicate with Friendica and Pleroma, resulting in a reach of 44,000 members.

Friendica can communicate with Mastodon, Diaspora, Pleroma, and Hubzilla, resulting in a reach of 4,644,000 people.

Friendica is the clear winner in terms of reach. Now everyone just has to find out for themselves which platform suits them best.
@Dirk Deimeke you're not complerely right. In your protocol list you forgot zot which is a protocol that powers hubzilla zand zap. Additionally hubzilla can talk all protocols zap, activitypub, diaspora which means it can communicate with everything outhere.
Zot protocol also supports features no other federated protocol does. It solves issues of account migration and thanks to nomadicID it does not even tie the account to specific server giving you freedom to migrate but also have your profile hosted on multiple servers at the same time. Not to mention finegrain privacy settings one can have.
Its very sad that the most briliant social network project and protocol gets so little recognition.
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@muppeth @dirk i am really curious how mastodon got this widely used, not that i am unhappy with it. It just is the first federated network that really went big.

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