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Decentralized and Federated Networks Explained

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What is a Decentralized Social Network? A Decentralized social network operates on an independently run server and free open source software like Freindica, Buddypress,  Status.net, Diaspora, and many others giving users autonomy and control of their data, Anyone can setup their own social network website on their own independent web host thereby giving the owner […]

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Decentralization, federation, and self-hosting

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by Georgia Young This large and fragmented space deals with increased centralization of Web activities. The free software community provided extensive feedback regarding many projects that fall under this initiative. Today’s Web is highly centralized — a few walled gardens claim millions of (or, in the case of Facebook, over a billion) users. When users […]