StatusReport: New themes on the Cloud, End of GSoC updates, and Federated Friday #2.

Derek Derouin's picture

Hello and welcome to another update from StatusNet. This past week StatusNet released some new themes on the Cloud, there were updates from a few of our Google Summer of Code (GSoC) students, and Evan released his most recent list of sites that are worth subscribing to on StatusNet.

Latest updates

For starters, StatusNet released some new themes on the Cloud, one of which is "Victorian". If you have upgraded to premium, you will have access to a number of different themes and more. You can read about this in Evan's recent blog post Four New Themes on the StatusNet Cloud Service.

StatusNet has been catching up these past couple of weeks with their Google Summer of Code (GSoC) students. So far we have heard from Ruturaj and Shashi. Ruturaj was working on a way to find your friends on the Federated Social Network. You can read about how Ruturaj's project has been coming along in his blog post. Shashi, on the other hand, was working on people tags. To learn more about Shashi's people tags, visit StatusNet Google Summer of Code Student Implements Lists.

This week's Federated Friday, a list of Evan Prodromou's suggestions of who to subscribe to on StatusNet, was posted just recently.

And finally, Jon Phillips was a speaker at the Future of Web Apps Conference that was held in London this past week. If you are interested in learning more about the conference, then take a look at Jon's blog post. You can also browse through his slides from his presentation.

Recent Mentions of StatusNet

Identica is officially on the map. Or at least on the online communities map. Online Communities 2 shows us a map of online communities, with their size representing their daily social activity. If you enlarge the map and scroll down, you can find Identica just off the coast of Twitter. Pretty neat!

For more of the latest press mentions for StatusNet, you can visit our press section.

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Jon Phillips will be attending the Blogworld Expo which will be taking place from October the 14th until the 16th in Las Vegas. 


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My StatusNet

My StatusNet is a new section that has been recently added to the StatusReport public wiki and the weekly blog. The purpose of this section is to give anyone that is interested the chance to make a comment, suggestion, or idea for StatusNet. The reason for this is simple, we pride ourselves in being able to deliver a service that is tailored to each and every StatusNet user, and in order to grow and further meet your needs, we would like to hear from you directly. 

Every week we have a different page for that specific week, here is this coming week's My StatusNet page. If you go there, you can edit and add anything you want, and if you prefer to not have it featured in our weekly blog, all you need to do is say so. I look forward to hearing from you!

This is Derek reporting to you from StatusNet in Montreal. Don't forget to subscribe to Status on, download the StatusNet Desktop Client version 0.9.1, and upgrade to the latest version StatusNet 0.9.5.

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