Thanks to OStatus, Statusnet / Identica has become more than just a microblogging platform. It's a way to follow other social networks right in the comfort of your Stautsnet / Identica site.
As of the moment, Statusnet 0.9.2 can only follow these sites. Take it from me when I say that the Livejournal following does not work at all, but I read they're working on it.
If you want to follow people in Tumblr, Posterous, or Google Buzz, then follow the instructions below:
- Open the Posterous/Tumblr/Google Buzz Profile site you want to follow
- Copy the URL
- Open your Statusnet or Identi.ca page
- Go to Subscriptions
- Click on Remote
- Paste the URL you copied
- Click on "Continue"
- Click on "Confirm"
Easy as that and you'll be seeing their posts soon! However, only Google Buzz posts with notes before the Google Reader shares and direct inputs will appear.