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Screenshot of a website running StatusNet
|Original author(s)||Evan Prodromou|
|Stable release||1.1.1 / July 16, 2013|
|Available in||More than 25 languages.|
|Type||Web application framework|
StatusNet (formerly Laconica) is a FOSS microblogging server written in PHP that implements the OStatus standard for interoperation between installations. While offering functionality similar to Twitter, StatusNet seeks to provide the potential for open, inter-service and distributed communications between microblogging communities. Enterprises and individuals can install and control their own services and data.
In December 2012, 
June 8, 2013 it was announced StatusNet would be adopted by and renamed GNU social.
StatusNet was renamed from Laconica coinciding with the release of version 0.8.1 (aka "Second Guessing") of the StatusNet software.
StatusNet's name "simply reflects what our software does: send status updates into your social network."
Laconica's name was a reference to the Laconic phrase, a particularly concise or terse statement the likes of which are famously attributed to the leaders of Sparta (Laconia being the Greek region containing Sparta). In microblogging, all messages are forced to be very short due to the ~140 character limit on message size, thus they are all de facto laconic phrases.
StatusNet has been deployed on several dozen public services.
The first StatusNet (as Laconica) deployment was the Identi.ca open-microblogging service. Hosted by StatusNet creators StatusNet Inc., Identi.ca offered free accounts to the public and serves as the co-flagship (along with freelish.us) for the installable version of StatusNet. The site has migrated to pump.io.
Upcoming priority features:
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