Movim is the latest in decentralised social networks to hit the scene, the most well-known being Diaspora. It’s entirely open-source code, built using PHP, SQL, HTML5 and CSS. The main sentiment behind the project is that you should be the one who has control over your data.
The network is built using pods (also known as nodes), which are servers run by anyone willing to host them. The software required to host a pod is simple to install, so it’s easy for regular users to host their own pod for their own usage. This means your data stays with you.
For those who aren’t interested in hosting a pod, there are now a few public pods listed for you to join. Click on the link for the pod you want to use in order to sign up to Movim. Choose a pod near you for the best results. If you want to change to a new pod, you can easily export your data from your original pod and import into your new choice.
- Host your own server or join a free one.
- Keep your data private.
- Transfer your account to a new pod at any time.
- Simple interface for social networking.
Check out Movim @ http://movim.eu