Alternatives to Google Plus for all platforms with any license

  • Facebook icon

    Facebook

    Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos...

    Free Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android iPhone Java Mobile S60 ... HP webOS Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

    • Facebook limits communication length, doesn't let you see everything you subscribe to and is designed as a corporate advertising shill site rather than real social networking. Nothing is truly private or under your control. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Diaspora

    Diaspora is a federated social networking service, designed to be a more privacy-aware alternative to Facebook . Share what you want, with whom you want. Diaspora lets you sort your connections into groups called aspects. Unique...

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud BSD Self-Hosted Ruby

    • It requires you to 'host' a site (using your system storage etc) rather than true cloud support. Unless you have a Linux system server to play with its pretty useless to most people who want it. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Pinterest

    Think of Pinterest as a virtual pinboard — a place where you can create collections of things you love and "follow" collections created by people with great taste. People use Pinterest to collect and share all sorts of...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad Android Wear Kindle Fire

    • Pinterest is not about writing but mostly links to pictures and other sites. I want the ability to carry on conversations on subjects. Guest • Yesterday Disagree   Agree
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    VK

    VK is a social network that unites people all over the world and helps them communicate comfortably and promptly.

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone ... iPad Kindle Fire

    • Not useful if you want a lot of interaction with people in English. Guest • Yesterday Disagree   Agree
  • Friendica icon

    Friendica

    Friendica is a distributed social network application which runs on commodity hosting platforms - PHP/MySQL/Apache. (If you can install Drupal or Wordpress you can probably install Friendica) A single Friendica installation...

    Open Source Linux BSD Self-Hosted PHP

    • The hosting requirements etc make it not useful to folks with limited current tech skills or who can't set up such easily. Guest • Yesterday Disagree   Agree
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    BuddyPress

    Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress. Install BuddyPress directly through your WordPress dashboard plugins...

    Open Source Self-Hosted Wordpress

  • Hubzilla icon

    Hubzilla

    Hubzilla is a powerful platform for creating interconnected based websites featuring a decentralised identity, communications, and permissions framework built using common webserver technology. Hubzilla is very suitable for...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Gnu Social icon

    Gnu Social

    GNU social is a continuation of the StatusNet project. It is social communication software for both public and private communications. It is widely supported and has a large userbase. It is already...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

  • Known icon

    Known

    Known is a simple platform for publishing words, pictures, podcasts and more to a site that you control. Choose to share it on social networks like Twitter and Facebook, or extend it to integrate with the software you already use. ...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Ello icon

    Ello

    Ello is a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers. We originally built Ello as a private social network. Over time, so many people wanted to join Ello that we built a public...

    Free Web / Cloud

    • Pretty much its about visual arts, not discussion or socializing. Great if you want to share art, not so much if you are about words. Guest • Yesterday Disagree   Agree
  • Movim icon

    Movim

    Our philosophy is that your data are yours and you must always be in control. Movim achieves this through a complete decentralisation of users' data and accounts. Register wherever you want! Movim keeps you in touch with your...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Twister icon

    Twister

    twister is the fully decentralized P2P (Peer-to-peer) microblogging platform leveraging from the free software implementations of Bitcoin and BitTorrent protocols.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    BuddyCloud

    Buddycloud is built for people who care about their privacy. We are building the future of social networks. A future founded on openness. A future built using open standards. We are making the future happen now, by building a...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    Whaller

    Whaller lets you create private social networks and bring them to life. 1. COMMUNICATE simply Create a sphere, invite your contacts, and start a discussion within minutes. Whaller spheres are your spaces for private conversation...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows Phone iPad

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    Libertree

    Libertree is free, libre, open-source software which is intended to provide a way for people to create their own social network. Libertree social networks can be free from commercial influence and manifestation, such as behaviour...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    BlaBlaNet

    BlaBlanet decentralized social network service. Connect with friends, family . Share photos and videos, send messages and chat with people you know. Caldav and Cardav support Store privately your contact with your phone. News feed...

    Open Source Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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  • Steemit icon

    Steemit

    A non-censored social platform where users are incentivized to contribute and curate content. The users decide what is valuable by voting, and content regarded valuable is rewarded with money.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Imzy icon

    Imzy

    Imzy is a social network that makes it easy to connect with others based on interests, hobbies, lifestyle and more.

    Free Personal Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • Xing icon

    Xing

    World-wide social network service aimed at business professionals. Xing was launched in 2003 and was formerly known as openBC until late 2006.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Patchwork icon

    Patchwork

    It's better than email because: - Private messages are end-to-end encrypted, always. - You have to follow somebody to get messages from them, so you won't get spammed. - Your mail can be public broadcasts or private...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued According to the GitHub page: "Patchwork is no longer maintained. " :-( See https://github.com/ssbc/patchwork
  • Ambit icon

    Ambit

    Ambit is a social network site based around sharing cool things you find on the web. Join groups and follow people who post things you like.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Viadeo icon

    Viadeo

    Viadeo is a professional social network used by over 40 million professionals in 226 countries worldwide. Our members consist of business owners, entrepreneurs and managers from a diverse range of businesses - both start-up and...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry Windows Phone

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    GAB

    Gab is a people first social network -Users can post “Gabs,” which have a 300 character limit -Users can follow other Gabbers and be followed back -Users can upvote or downvote Gabs -Top Gabs are ranked based on these votes -Gabs...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Futurenet icon

    Futurenet

    Welcome to the Futurenet Multimedia Club, the new social network which pay you to be social. We are already more than 1 millions users. Sign up to join our community.

    Free Web / Cloud iPhone

  • Socl icon

    Socl

    So.cl (pronounced "social") is a social networking service and social search engine operated by Microsoft FUSE Labs. Usage of the services is currently unavailable for users under the age of 18. Contents So.cl appears...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • MeWe icon

    MeWe

    Used to be called Sgrouples, now its MeWe offered by the company Sgrouples Inc. On its homepage their motto is "The World's Private Communication Network" and "Join the privacy revolution". Their big thing is...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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    OwnTracks

    OwnTracks is your location companion, it allows you to keep track of your own location. You can build your private location diary or share it with your family and friends. OwnTracks is open-source and uses open protocols for...

    Open Source Android iPhone Apple Watch GitHub

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    hibloo

    hibloo is an international platform to chat and connect with each other online. Here you get to meet hundreds of users from around the globe using cellphone and get to use features such as instant messaging, Private chat, forums...

    Free Web / Cloud Android Kindle Fire

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    Grewpler

    Grewpler is an interest based simple social networking site, that allows users to post pictures, documents, videos, and articles on information that is knowledgeable, entertaining, and interesting pertaining to their interest....

    Free Web / Cloud

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Google Plus Comments

Google Plus is absolute dictatorship..

Negative Comment by michealcalone
about Google Plus Dec 2016

They are the worst of social networks, all filled with spam and when you post something decent they ban your account without any reason.

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Once again, Google does what it wants

Comment by michdreams
about Google Plus Mar 2016

First, Google forces all of us to have a G+ account if you have an account on Gmail, and then, they just decide to abandon it after it fails to take off and be Facebook's legitimate competition? Why not abolish it completely, instead of killing it halfway? Don't get me wrong, I actually like the format of Google+ in terms of news and information, much more orderly and quite frankly more interesting than Facebook. The social side of it not so much, but I don't like that reviews are now removed from Google searches, and getting to a Google+ page whilst not logged into your Google+ account can be a hassle.

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Still not going to use it.

Negative Comment by Gamer_M
about Google Plus and YouTube Jun 2015

It is almost been about 3 since the force of g+ on youtube. I'm surviving and I would not be forced to use something I don't want. Blackmail is not the answer and it shouldn't be use to gain attention.

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Left facebook for G+

Positive Comment by DazzaJayF
about Google Plus Mar 2013

After facebook ruined my privacy settings and made everything public (and restored ALL my deleted posts) for the ...... (lost count how many times)

I closed my facebook account and switched over to g+.
I've only ever had one issue with G+, and it's not even googles fault, it just turns out that some of my friends are too stubborn to create an account. (even the "friends" that have android phones that use a g+ account for Google Play)

Bah, those "friends" don't know what they are missing.

I have never seen any Game Spam on G+, possibly because it has it's own section that's not part of the main feed.
Hell, I haven't seen any major spam of any kind on G+, possibly because google do not allow "any old app" to just post to your feed without your consent.

Either way, loving it, and not looking back!

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Google Plus: Nice to use

Comment by HanoiOffices
about Google Plus Oct 2012

Google Plus is an social site that is very good to use, sharing information, photos and video with friends, partners.

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How to install Google+ on an iPod Touch

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Google Plus Jul 2011

Google recently released a Google+ app for the iPhone, but it doesn't work on the iPod Touch! Nuuuuuu!

Luckily, there's an easy workaround to this, if your iPod Touch is jailbroken. Just download and install Google+ from Installous instead of the App Store. And don't pretend to me that you don't use Installous.

EDIT: This workaround is no longer necessary; Google+ now supports the iPod Touch.

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Just like Facebook?

Comment by endolith
about Google Plus Jul 2011

They still insist on making your profile public and making all your posts public by default. Pretty annoying.

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Really nice

Comment by LukaD
about Google Plus Jul 2011

Way better than facebook. I really like it so far.

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What about other functions?

Comment by Cypeq
about Google Plus and Hangouts Jul 2011

I would be happy if google would decrease hegemony of FB,* but in my opinion it will need some other functions such as *instant messaging (I know there is GTalk, but it should be integrated in some way into G+), normal messaging (there is simple option to write email, but to read it you have to open your gmail, missing option of messaging among more people which is useful in arranging meetings etc.) Missing apps - it is always good way how to make anything more interesting - customizing - changing background, which is currently a bit boring, empty... etc

Is Google going to add any of functions mentioned above?

Cheers,

C.

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dam you google+

Comment by trekeyus
about Google Plus Jul 2011

WARNING google+ breaks you google openid if you used your google profile as your id.

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Get yourself an invite to Google+

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Google Plus Jul 2011

If anybody needs any invite to Google+, you can request one by sending a private message to either me or Thelle. Be sure to include your email address in the message.

Help us populate the barren wasteland currently known as Google+!

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It's like Facebook, except it's not Facebook!

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Google Plus Jun 2011
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