When my Mastodon instance was down I took another shot at Friendica. Here are my thoughts about it.

Can this be used for social news sharing, like lemmy?

IMO Friendica feels like beta software or outdated with no signs of improvement. Similar to how LibreOffice used to be for years. The layout is just not streamlined enough. It’s unnecessary complicated and the UI looks outdated on all themes.

Worth noting (since this isn’t mentioned anywhere in the text): Friendica is slow as fuck


Thanks all for the replies (I see one comment here on this instance, but twelve when I look at lemmy.ml). Nice to see more Friendica here!

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