Welcome to The Federation!
The Federation (not to be confused with the Fediverse) is a combination of 5 different social networks:
Diaspora - FAQ-Tutorial-Rules
Friendica - FAQ-Support
Hubzilla - About-Tutorial-Video
These networks are interconnected.
Posts that are made on one network is shared with the others, but each network has different features and looks.
Instead of showing content according to popularity and/or individual user behavior, we use #hashtags
If a stranger's post has a #hashtag
you are following, it will show up in your stream. If you are sharing with someone, you will see all of their posts.
You wont find any content unless you follow a bunch of appropriate #hashtags
, check out other profiles and share with people. Also make sure you engage, leave comments and use proper #hashtags
in your own posts, otherwise we wouldn't know you exist.
You are free to block and ignore users as you see fit. Please try to be excellent to each other, the admins shouldn't be bothered with childish trollwars or denouncism.
It's up to the community to distribute content, invite new people, pay for our servers and fight any kind of commercial spamming, propaganda, etc.
message is a good example of this in action.)
You can find out more from the FAQ's and Tutorials listed above (next to each network). The tutorial for Friendica users is on every site, under /help. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them here.
The experience you have on this network is in your own hands... good luck! =D