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Hubzilla can communicate with Friendica and Pleroma, resulting in a reach of 44,000 members.

Hubzilla talks fine with Mastodon, as you say yourself above:
Mastodon can communicate with Pleroma, Hubzilla and Friendica so that results in 4.044.00 (sic.) users.

So that should give a total reach of 4.044.000 for Hubzilla too. I've also successfully connected to PeerTube and Write.as instances with Hubzilla, and I expect the same is true for Mastodon, Pleroma and Friendica too. Probably doesn't make that much of a difference on the total count yet, but is a good indication that things are moving in the right direction.

Nitpicking: Mastodon is a software, not a network (the network is the fediverse)

> Hubzilla can communicate with Friendica and Pleroma, resulting in a reach of 44,000 members.

Hubzilla does not communicate 2-ways with Mastodon anymore ? Did something break ?

What part of ActivityPub supported by and for Pleroma, it does not support for Mastodon ?

Did Hubzilla drop support of Diaspora? About 6 months or so ago, they were warning that it might finally need to happen.

I think I heard such discussions years ago as well. I think Hubzilla is more about it's own protocol and it's very unique abilities instead of being a hub between the different networks.

Nope, federating with diaspora works just fine, provided both your admin and your channel has enabled it.

@Federated Networks Association @Michael Vogel @alysonsee (Fca)

Privacy, permissions, and online safety are way more important than reach, as has been made perfectly clear in the last several months.

Hubzilla provides federation with ActivityPub, Diaspora, Zot, and OStatus. The OP is lax in their fact checking. By default Hubzilla uses Zot which is years ahead of ActivityPub in these online safety areas. I think a decision was made to prefer safety to popularity and attempt to keep people safe by default. You lose this safety when you federate with projects that don't have the same value system.

Zap is Zot only and IMO currently provides the best online safety, precisely because it does not federate. My goal is to bring these capabilities to Osada and therefore ActivityPub, if I am able.

While almsot right after joining Mastodon I could use it efficiently, I am still confused about how to use Friendica. Still I don't know why somewhere I can like, dislike, commment and somewhere not. The UI needs to be polished. I cannot see links easily and sometimes it is hard to read some text due to the low contrast between text and background.

I think Friendica has big potential and I hope it soon can lift itself up

@ahangarha @alysonsee (Fca) @Federated Networks Association

Friendica has been around for a long time and some of the code is still there from day one ("Mistpark", released July 1, 2010).
Friendica supports a lot of different networks. Some of these (like RSS feeds) are one direction. You can't comment on or like posts if the service (or network driver) doesn't permit it or if the person you're responding to doesn't give you permission to comment. Not all networks or projects are like Mastodon where anybody can typically comment on anything. If you've ever battled spam and toxic content at industrial levels, you'll be glad that these other networks exist, as there will still be a safe place to go when the spammers arrive.

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