NodeInfo is an effort to create a standardized way of exposing metadata about a server running one of the distributed social networks. The two key goals are being able to get better insights into the user base of distributed social networking and the ability to build tools that allow users to choose the best-fitting software and server for their needs.
Please see the protocol definition.
So far, integration of this standard exists for the following software:
- NodeInfo Metadata Survey - A living documentation of the real world usage of the free-form metadata field in the standard.
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NodeInfo emerged from its predecessor
/statistics.json that was added
to the diaspora* software to be able to build a statistics collection and
aggregation service, it was quickly supported by Friendica and RedMatrix.
As more and more metadata was added and modifications occurred that would
break backward compatibility, we felt the need to make this a more coordinated