Diabook is definitely my favorite theme for friendica.I don't have a favorite theme per se, but I do have a distinct preference for dispy dark. I also switch to other themes occasionally but always wind up switching back because dd works best for me. Sure it's a little buggy, but it's dark & everything I need just works (more or less). And yeah, it isn't as vertically compact as I'd like it to be, but whatever, I can live with that for now.
Take WordPress. They assume you'll host on WordPress.com, and out of the box, you get a blog, and that's it. They have, for example, RSS readers and a socnet too - but you have to add features for your users. We give everybody the RSS reader and the socnet, and try to add users to the features.
It's not obvious what you should compare Friendica to. Friendica isn't a social network - that's just one of the features. I use email, messaging, and RSS far more than I use the social network. Some of the people at GNUTelephony use it like a blog (though we could still really use a blog-like theme).So you see, ~F isn't like anything I've seen before. In many ways it reminds me of G+. Both projects are doing things I've never seen before. And both projects are changing my understanding of what the possibilities are and/or might be.
Friendica is based on a CMS, so from a coding perspective, WordPress is probably closer than anything.
So what makes OverBlog so interesting? In addition to serving as a traditional blog, it aggregates your content from social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, etc. all in one place. Plus, you’ll soon be able to livestream directly from your mobile phone to your blog. And all of this takes place in real-time.Of course, Scoble's all over it & posted links to his Overblog page + another social agrgregator called Rebelmouse. Check out the UI's though...
... after declaring about a month ago that...@Mike Yeah, everytime he does that I always picture Moglen, Searls & Winer going
First, Robert Scoble is an old friend and a good guy. But I couldn’t disagree with him more on the subject of Facebook and the alleged virtues of the fully followed life. (Go to this Gillmor Gang, starting about an hour in, to see Robert and I go at it about this.) Clearly Facebook doesn’t know about that. Nor does any advertiser, I would bet. In any case, Robert likes so many things that his up-thumb has no value to me.In that GG vid the lolz begin 55 minutes in.