Pump.io

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pump.io
Pump.io.svg
Original author(s)Evan Prodromou
Developer(s)E14N
Stable release
5.1.0[1][2] / 5 January 2018; 10 months ago (2018-01-05)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inJavaScript / Node.js
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeWeb application framework
LicenseApache License, Version 2.0[3]
Websitepump.io

Pump.io (pronounced "pump eye-oh")[4] is a general purpose activity streams engine that can be used as a federated social networking protocol which "does most of what people really want from a social network".[1] Started by Evan Prodromou, it is a follow up to StatusNet;[5] Identi.ca, which was the largest StatusNet service, switched to pump.io in June 2013.[6]

Technology[edit]

Designed to be much more lightweight and efficient than its StatusNet predecessor,[5] Pump.io is written in Node.js and uses Activity Streams as the format for commands and to transfer data via a simple REST inbox API.[6]

Pump.io requires:

Pump.io can run easily on low-resource hardware (such as a Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black). It can be used via the Web UI, or other clients via the API.

Federation[edit]

As a distributed social network, Pump.io is not tied to a single site. Users across servers can subscribe to each other, and if one or more individual nodes go offline the rest of the network remains intact.

Limitations and issues[edit]

Features that were present in StatusNet are still (as of October 2017) not implemented in Pump.io, such as Groups,[7] hashtags[8] and page listing popular posts.[9]

Standardization[edit]

The W3C Federated Social Web Working Group, launched in July 2014,[10] has produced the ActivityPub standard, based on the protocols used in pump.io as a likely successor to OStatus.[11] It was officially published as a Recommendation on 23 January 2018.[12]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b pump.io
  2. ^ "Releases · pump-io/pump.io". Github. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  3. ^ "website". Retrieved 2014-03-22. Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License")...
  4. ^ Prodromou, Evan. "E14N Post". Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  5. ^ a b Behrenshausen, Bryan. "pump.io: the decentralized social network that's really fun". opensource.com. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  6. ^ a b c Nathan Willis (March 27, 2013). "StatusNet, Identi.ca, and transitioning to pump.io". LWN.net. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  7. ^ "Groups". Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  8. ^ "Automatically link hash tags". Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  9. ^ "'Popular'". Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  10. ^ https://www.cnet.com/news/w3c-tries-building-social-networking-into-the-web/
  11. ^ https://zenhack.net/2016/05/29/sandstorm-and-the-social-web.html
  12. ^ "W3C Recommendation 23 January 2018".