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Bonfire is a federated, modular social network for individuals and communities to design, operate and control their own digital lives.
Built upon ActivityPub - a W3C standard protocol - Bonfire is assembled and configured bottom-up so that each Bonfire instance can communicate with the rest of the 'fediverse', a virtual decentralised social space. The beauty of the fediverse - besides allowing users from many different open source platforms to interconnect - is its diversity of communities and media. However, this diversity has tended to force users to adopt multiple accounts in order to participate in a federated environment, as well as having to spend more time going back and forth between multiple apps. The aim of Bonfire is to ensure that with one login a user can receive updates from all the other users and topics they follow, independent of the platform they were originally created and posted on.
The team at Bonfire are also currently developing a whole range of extensions to expand the possibilities of the fediverse, including circular economies (with ValueFlows) and community coordination. We think mixing social and economic activities together in a federated social network can unlock a whole new range of unexplored possibilities not seen in online social networks to date: offers and needs listings with geolocation; creating, discussing and voting on proposals; coordinating labour and distributing outcomes among participants; timebanking apps; collaborative budgets; as well as crowdfunding campaigns.
We want to partner with communities, progressive municipalities, cooperatives and grassroots movements. Please get in touch!