Screenshot of a website running StatusNet
|Original author(s)||Evan Prodromou|
|Stable release||1.1.0 / July 3, 2012|
|Available in||More than 25 languages.|
|Type||Web application framework|
StatusNet (formerly Laconica) is a FOSS microblogging server written in PHP that implements the OStatus standard for interoperation between installations. While offering functionality similar to Twitter, StatusNet seeks to provide the potential for open, inter-service and distributed communications between microblogging communities. Enterprises and individuals can install and control their own services and data.
In December 2012, Evan Prodromou announced "a wind-down" of the status.net hosted service so he could concentrate on a new open source activity stream server, pump.io. Consequently, Identi.ca will also be changed to pump.io. All in the last year before May 1, 2013 active accounts will be migrated.
StatusNet was renamed from Laconica coinciding with the release of version 0.8.1 (aka "Second Guessing") of the StatusNet software.
StatusNet's name "simply reflects what our software does: send status updates into your social network."
Laconica's name was a reference to the Laconic phrase, a particularly concise or terse statement the likes of which are famously attributed to the leaders of Sparta (Laconia being the Greek region containing Sparta). In microblogging, all messages are forced to be very short due to the ~140 character limit on message size, thus they are all de facto laconic phrases.
Notable deployments 
StatusNet is now prominently deployed on several dozen public services.
The first StatusNet (as Laconica) deployment was the Identi.ca open-microblogging service. Hosted by StatusNet creators StatusNet Inc., Identi.ca offers free accounts to the public and serves as the co-flagship (along with freelish.us) for the installable version of StatusNet.
A StatusNet deployment released on 2011 April 1.
TWiT Army 
The site is no longer active.
- Updates via a XMPP/Jabber/Google Talk client
- OpenID authentication
- Federation support, which provides the ability to subscribe to notices by users on a remote service through the OpenMicroBlogging protocol
- SMS updates and notifications
- A Twitter-compatible API
- Multilingual interface (using Gettext)
- Cross-posting to Twitter
- Facebook integration
- Groups (Bangtags)
- Automatic URL-shortening
- Geolocations and maps
- Live update of stream
- Attachments (add files, images, video, audio to dents)
- Embedding of content from other sites, like YouTube, Flickr, etc.
- Implementation of Salmon (protocol)
- Localised in dozens of languages on translatewiki.net (now discontinued)
Upcoming priority features:
- More Ajax incorporation in the interface
- Cross-posting to Jaiku, Plurk, etc.
- Pull messages from Twitter, Plurk, Jaiku, etc.
See also 
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: StatusNet|
- StatusNet 1.1.0 README
- "Translating:StatusNet/stats/trunk". Retrieved 2010-02-26.
- "README file". Retrieved 2010-02-26. "...under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version."
- Laconica is now StatusNet , retrieved 2009-10-04
- Terdiman, Daniel (2008-10-6) Taking on Twitter with open-source software, CNet. Retrieved 2009-1-3.
- Bastien, Malcolm (2008-8-28) Why Laconica Means Big Things For Corporate Micro Blogging. Retrieved 2009-1-3.
- StatusNet 0.9.0
- StatusNet 0.9.0 Released
- Evan Prodromou (2013-03-26). "Note by Evan Prodromou". Retrieved 2013-05-07.
- StatusNet 0.8.1 (2009-8-28) , StatusNet Wiki Retrieved 2009-8-29.
- List of StatusNet servers
- TWiT Army
- Laconica-dev Roadmap for the near future
- Official website
- Official wiki
- The Identi.ca FAQ explains how Identi.ca is different from other MicroBlogging services.