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%%site.name%% is a
[micro-blogging](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro-blogging) service
based on the Free Software [StatusNet](http://status.net/) tool.
social network based on the Free Software [GNU social](http://www.gnu.org/software/social/) tool.
If you [register](%%action.register%%) for an account,
you can post small (%%site.textlimit%% chars or less) text notices
......
These are some *Frequently Asked Questions* about this service, with
some answers.
What is %%site.name%%?
What is this site?
----------------------
%%site.name%% is a [micro-blogging](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro-blogging) service.
You can use it to write short notices about yourself, where you are,
and what you're doing, and those notices will be sent to all your friends
and fans.
This is a social network, running the GNU social software.
How is %%site.name%% different from Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce, Plurk, others?
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You can use it to make connections between friends, family and
colleagues -- writing short notices about yourself, where you are, and
what you're doing, and those notices will be sent to all your contacts.
%%site.name%% is an [Open Network Service](http://opendefinition.org/ossd). Our main
goal is to provide a fair and transparent service that preserves users' autonomy. In
particular, all the software used for %%site.name%% is [Free Software](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Software), and all the data is available
under the [%%license.title%%](%%license.url%%) license, making it Open Data.
The software also implements the [OpenMicroBlogging](http://openmicroblogging.org/) protocol, meaning that you can have friends on other microblogging services
that can receive your notices.
The goal here is *autonomy* -- you deserve the right to manage your own on-line
presence. If you don't like how %%site.name%% works, you can take your data and the source code and set up your own server (or move your account to another one).
Where is feature X?
-------------------
The software we run, [StatusNet](http://status.net/), is still in its early stages,
and many features people expect from microblogging sites are not yet implemented. Some important ones that are expected "soon":
* More [AJAX](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AJAX)-y interface
* Maps
* Cross-post to Pownce, Jaiku, etc.
* Pull messages from Twitter, Pownce, Jaiku, etc.
* [Facebook](http://www.facebook.com/) integration
* Image, video, audio notices
There is [a list of bugs and features](http://status.net/bugs/) that you may find
interesting. New ideas or complaints are very welcome.
In the future, we'll be adding support for photo, video and file
sharing, as well as events, better contact management and mobile
devices.
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