Skip to content, sitemap or skip to search.

Personal tools
Join now
You are here: Home Blogs Community Announcing Our new home for microblogging

Announcing Our new home for microblogging

by Libby Reinish Contributions Published on Feb 07, 2013 05:48 PM
StatusNet is free software microblogging, similar to Twitter but without requiring nonfree JavaScript or trust in a single Web site. Unlike Twitter, we don't all have to be using the same server to read each other's messages, making it function more like email.

The Free Software Foundation has launched, our own StatusNet instance. The new instance is part of our efforts to promote decentralized, federated communication using free software. And it has the added benefit of being licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License.

We are now posting exclusively from our accounts at for FSF updates and for the Defective by Design campaign. If you have been following us on, or want to start following us now, you can follow these simple instructions to subscribe to our new accounts. Once you subscribe, our posts will appear in your (or StatusNet instance) feed as usual.

  1. Visit
  2. Hit subscribe.
  3. Enter into the box that appears, and hit subscribe.
  4. It will ask you to confirm. Hit 'Confirm'.
  5. Repeat with

Many FSF staff members are also using -- look for us individually there as well.

Thanks for subscribing! We'll do our best to keep you up-to-date on all the latest in the free software movement.

Document Actions

The FSF is a charity with a worldwide mission to advance software freedom — learn about our history and work. is powered by:


Send your feedback on our translations and new translations of pages to