FRIENDS#UNHOSTED is an alternative social network for those of us who want to own our social network data. With F#Un, your data is not stored at a central server, but at a place of your choosing using an #unhosted remoteStorage. You can even host the data server on your home network, given that the server is reachable from the internet.
Signing up is a little bit different than with other social sites. Since you own your data, you need to decide where to put it, we don't do that for you. We don't own you, you do!
The easiest is to get an account on one of the following storage providers:
You will get a username that looks like an email address:
Enter that username in the loginbox and press Login. You will get redirected to that storage provider site to grand FRIENDS#UNHOSTED access your storage. After granting access, you will be redirected back to FRIENDS#UNHOSTED, now in a logged in state. You can read more about #unhosted storage providers here - you can even host your own:
Get unhosted today!
The big social network sites, like Facebook, Twitter, Google and many more, give you free storage for your stuff. But, there is no such thing as a "free lunch" (or storage). They monitor and explore your social network and your personal life to launch marketing campaigns and direct ads, and sometimes they even claim ownership of the stuff you add, like status updates, pictures and documents. If that is fine with you, then excellent, give your stuff to, and share your private life with, The Big Ones!
If, on the other hand, you have that nagging little doubt that there is something fishy going on, FRIENDS#UNHOSTED is for you!