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It's time to get social

social is FooCorp's new social network, designed for privacy, ease of use and simplicity.

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When complete, social will:

  • Let you easily share photos and videos with your friends and family.
  • Protect your privacy by strictly controlling who can see you and your information.
  • Give you control over your relationships, by letting you export your friends and messages.
  • Create a decentralized social network that can communicate with other existing social software, such as StatusNet, Appleseed, Diaspora and more.
  • Be a target platform for new kinds of applications, both on the FooPlug, Debian Freedombox project and other kinds of new form factor computers.

The second stage of development will involve rebuilding our music sharing site, Libre.fm into a social site of its own, enabling the social sharing of millions of listened songs, and the ability to connect with artists and fans on your own terms.


Right now, social is still in the development stages, and works for simple message sharing, but is still too complex to set up and install without familiarity with a command-line.

Downloading social

social requires git, PHP5, a MySQL database and the PHP5 libraries for curl and gd.

If none of this means anything to you, don't worry... you can sign up to get a place in an upcoming demo site for social, and we expect to be able to offer social to everyone shortly.

git clone git://gitorious.org/+socialites/statusnet/gnu-social.git

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