Welcome to the Iconet Documentation

This documentation explains the proposed Iconet (interconnected networks) spec which describes a minimal fallback mechanism to display and interact with content from natively unsupported social networks and clients.

TODO: Stress that this is by no means a ready spec but to be understood as a starting base for discussions.

What’s here?


To demonstrate and investigate the functionality of the spec, we developed a network and added an extension to mastodon:

You can find our repositories on Codeberg.


See the Iconet Foundation Website for current blog updates, explanatory materials and ways to contribute.


We have given public presentations on the topic, you can find recordings here:

Solving social networking through interconnectivity 40-minute presentation during the Remote Chaos Experience 2021 in German (English live translation is available in the player, but sometimes a bit rough). Putting interconnectivity into context and taking a look into the needed architecture.

Interconnectivity for social networks 15-minute presentation during the Offdem 2022 in English. Overview of the core concepts and goals behind interconnectivity.


From September 2022 to February 2023 this project receives funding from the German Ministry of Education and Research.