Welcome to the Iconet Documentation

This document outlines the proposed Iconet (interconnected networks) specification, which describes a minimal fallback mechanism to display and interact with content from natively unsupported social networks and clients.

This documentation is an early structural draft of a standard for interconnectivity. The standard recommendation is yet to be created through peer reviews and an open community process. Different parts can potentially be subject to radical change in the future.

If you have any questions, feedback, or ideas, don’t hesitate to contact or open an issue / pull request on codeberg.

What’s here?


To demonstrate and experiment with the functionality of the spec, we developed a prototype network and developed an extension to mastodon:

You can find all of our repositories on Codeberg.


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


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