Send in your ideas. Deadline October 1, 2024
Theme fund: NGI0 Entrust
Start: 2023-06


Personal network oriented ActivityPub powered social networking

Bana is aimed at private social networking. It is both a server and a mobile Web app, and is federated: anyone can operate a server and people on one server can communicate with people on any other Bana server. Bana uses ActivityPub, ActivityStreams, and the Activity Vocabulary protocols.

Anthropologist Robin Dunbar speculated humans could only comfortably maintain 150 stable relationships. Bana limits you to 150 connections: the closest friends and family members in your life. The connections are reciprocal, meaning both people follow each other. Interactions.

Bana offers a digital journal shared with only the closest people in your life. Bana allows you to post text, photos, videos, audio, location check-ins, workouts, and media consumption - capturing what you want to remember about this particular day in your life.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Entrust Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101069594.