Pump.io

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pump.io
Pump.io.svg
Original author(s) Evan Prodromou
Developer(s) E14N
Stable release
1.0.0[1][2] / 27 August 2016; 3 months ago (2016-08-27)
Repository github.com/pump-io/pump.io
Written in JavaScript / Node.js
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Web application framework
License Apache License, Version 2.0[3]
Website pump.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] However, while StatusNet offered functionality similar to Twitter, pump.io offers much more general purpose social networking, and is being adopted by other types of web applications, such as MediaGoblin.[7]

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 March 2014) not implemented in Pump.io, such as Groups,[8] hashtags[9] and page listing popular posts.[10]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b pump.io
  2. ^ "Releases · e14n/pump.io". Github. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "website". Retrieved 2014-03-22. Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License")... 
  4. ^ Prodromou, Evan. "E14N Post". 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. ^ Christopher Allan Webber (October 24, 2013). "Pump API progress video". mediagoblin.org. Retrieved 2014-03-22. 
  8. ^ "Groups". Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  9. ^ "Automatically link hash tags". Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  10. ^ "'Popular'". Retrieved 2014-03-20.