Pump.io is a general social network. Besides the obvious advantage of being decentralized and free, you can publish formatted text, pictures or whatever you want There is no character limit or any other class.
The first step is register an account in pump.io.
The easiest is to go to the web site Pump.io and press the button Try it now.
Then signed into the web interface, remember your user ID (and password, obviously)
Now you can download Dianara from the Synaptic package manager
Here you can launch Dianara and create a desktop icon
Opening and authorizing Dianara
Opening Dianara first we introduce our pump.io address and click Get Code Verifier
Now the browser will open and you must enter your username and password
and authorize Dianara
Copy and paste the Verifier into Dianara
Now , click on authorize application and save details
Clicking on the photo icon you can put an avatar and your data
In the meanwhile you can see the activity of the people you follow, such as messages, comments, users you follow who follow other people and many other things
In the Timeline you can see messages from your contacts, comment, share, like it…
In Messages will be your private messages or if someone has mentioned you.
In Activity will be in all your posts, comments and other
In Favorites are the messages you’ve marked as favorites
In Contacts are your followers and the people you follow.
To follow someone you just have to put his/her address of pump.io
In the section Lists you can create or remove lists, and add users to them and then be able to send messages to this group of people
You can also follow people who follow you by clicking at followers tab
Clicking on the top you can write messages
Write a title ( if you want , but recommended) and in the right (format) you can format text, create links, smileys …
On To Button whom will you send the message. Can be public, to followers, to lists, or to a person , also you can send multiple or single. But this field is recommended not be empty
On Cc you can make others who want to receive that message
You can upload a picture too
How to send a private message
On To Button select the person and on CC make emtpy , like this :
This is version 1.1 of Dianara. If you want a more current version and have the knowledge you can download and compile from gitorius , opening a terminal and using the command : git clone git://gitorious.org/dianara/dianara-dev.git
You can visit the project site here : http://jancoding.wordpress.com/dianara/
some interesting information on the use of social network pump.io:
- Who to follow, most shared, most liked… (informal stats)
- Some tips for a better experience using the Pump.io network by @jankusanagi
- Getting Started With Pump.io by Stephen Sekula
- Other documentation: Understanding pump.io by Evan Prodromou