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  • Twitter icon


    Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets". Registered users can read and post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read...

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  • Friendica icon


    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 Self-Hosted Linux BSD PHP

  • BuddyPress icon


    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

  • Ello icon


    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

  • Minds icon


    We are a free and open-source platform to launch your digital brand, social network and mobile app. We are also a social network ourselves. It is a global social network of social networks. • Have private, encrypted chats with...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Android iPhone


    Post something and your followers see it. You can post almost anything that can be represented with activity streams -- short or long text, bookmarks, images, video, audio, events, geo checkins. You can follow friends, create...

    Open Source Self-Hosted Node.JS

  • Twii icon


    Twii is an free and open community social network dedicated to providing safe and secure environment as well as easy and fun system. Twii is built in a way that does to not collect any information you do not want to share, giving...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Tokumei icon


    What you have to say is more important than who you are — let your voice be heard.

    Open Source Self-Hosted Web / Cloud

  • WrongThink icon


    GNU social network compatible microblogging platform.

    Free Web / Cloud Comments

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Most of us understand the allure of Twitter. That allure is ...

Comment by throckmortonqdirktwister
about Jun 2011

Most of us understand the allure of Twitter. That allure is reproduced at with similar functionality (hashtags, retweets, etc), except is free and open-source. More specifically, is an implementation of, which is free and open-source. Anybody can implement on their own server; exists for those that just want a microblogging account. Anyway, other glories of are that you can log in with an OpenID account, you can easily set it up to forward your statuses to Twitter and Facebook and you can joing common-interest groups & broadcast to them using the exclamation mark tag. The populace of is currently a bunch of linux users, since they gravitate towards the FLOSS principle. I like it and will continue to use it to rob Twitter blind!