Disclaimer: This pod list is in no way an official list of diaspora* pods. Also it does not contain all of the pods in the diaspora* network. Due to the distributed way diaspora* works, it is not possible to even make a list of all pods.
Diaspora* is an awesome decentralized open source social network full of really cool people. Instead of being owned and controlled by a single corporation, all the pods (servers) in the diaspora* network are totally independent and controlled usually by single individuals. The project, which is run by a community of volunteers, builds the software which is free to use by anyone. You can easily run a pod yourself too, or if you don't want to, check out some of the open pods listed here and go create an account!
The statistics hub is a piece of software that was proposed by myself as an official project pod list resource that would automatically pull in data from opt-in pods. The user and post count data here is opt-in for podmins and needs to be activated in pod settings. The idea is to generate some feel towards how many of us diasporians there really are.
The code is in GitHub under AGPLv3. Please file bugs and ideas there if you want to - and of course pull request are welcome too. This is very much work in progress.
how do I get my pod listed?
If your pod runs 0.3.0.0 or newer, you already have the code! Go to https://<yourpod.tld>/statistics.json to verify it works. It is suggested to also activate the counts, which is done by editing the relevant configuration and restarting your diaspora* pod.
For registering your pod with this hub, go to http://pods.jasonrobinson.me/register/<yourpod.tld>. After some seconds, you should see your pod added. After that, daily updates happen once per 24 hours (some minutes past midnight EET).