Hey y'all, I just set up a Friendica pod on my Dreamhost server. If you're curious, go ahead and register at http://friendica.johnmichaelswartz.com Friendica is an open-source distributed/federated social network. This means that it's developed by volunteers, has no corporation behind it, and is run on private servers everywhere. This means that you can install it on your own server (it's really easy, it took me about 15 minutes). It reaches out to other servers in order to get relevant updates from across the network. I've not done anything to customize the site from the default, except for the site title (CLEARLY). Registration is currently open, but I've limited it to 10 per day, since I don't really feel like babysitting the thing, and I also don't want to accidentally crash the server. Let me know if you have any observations or questions. We're all in this together.