Alternatives to Twitter for all platforms with any license

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  • 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...

    Free Web Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad

    • Facebook isn't a micro-blogging platform. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Tumblr

    Micro-blogging. Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your browser, phone, desktop, email, or wherever...

    Free Web Android iPhone Windows Phone iPad ... Kindle Fire

    • Tumblr is a picture sharing site. Not a micro-blogging service like Twitter and Gab. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Great place for photographers and graphic artists AndrewSB49May 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • tumblr is a pic sharing site and it is infested with SJW, its owner/editors are always pushing an agenda. zombienomiconbroadcastingApr 2017 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.

    Open Source Linux Web BSD Self-Hosted Ruby

    • Diaspora makes great use of hashtags, and has a large user base with many established instances. It also allows a person to have an account there but connect across other platforms like GNUSocial, Friendica and Hubzilla Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Minds

    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...

    Open Source Web Android iPhone

    • I can do everything on Minds I can do on Twitter with no censorship! MindMunitionMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Minds is a good alternative to Twitter because it doesn't have the baggage that comes with Twitter's many moderation issues. Minds has a much better transparant policy in which the things you post are actually visible to other people. Minds is hands down the best one-on-one alternative to Twitter's functions without the amateurish censoring of dissenting opinion. stefandekkersMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Free speech and includes many facebook and youtube features on one platform paulking1Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It'a FB, Twitter and youtube rolled into one. samclarkApr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • No censorship, free speech, no interfering governments. It's still beta, but functional. And it's growing fast. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • No censorship, no constant adverts from corporate scum, no SJW agenda, no agenda at all in fact, fantastic community, a lot of civil discourse. zombienomiconbroadcastingApr 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Mastodon

    Mastodon is a decentralized microblogging engine, an alternative implementation of the Gnu Social project. FEATURES - Free and open-source.

    Open Source Web Self-Hosted

    • It's very much like Twitter with a character limit of 500, except there's not *one* website you have to trust, but you can choose the mastodon server ("instance") that you trust and they are linked, so you can follow people from other instances. The instances all have their own rules, so you can pick a place with as few or many rules as you are comfortable with. mrmblMay 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • So far it is the most 'twitter' like from the others mentioned while also having a nice sleek UI. However it has a lot of strict rules about what i okay to post and what's not. Other than that it seems decent godisinthewindApr 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Gnu Social

    GNU social is a continuation of the StatusNet project. It is social communication software for both public and private...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

    • It is very similar to twitter, but it is decentralized. In many instances the character count is higher which is nice. godisinthewindApr 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    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...

    Open Source Linux BSD Self-Hosted PHP

  • 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...

    Freemium Web Self-Hosted

  • 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

    • The problem is that Twitter does not preserve your privacy when you Tweet. Firstly, all your connections, who you follow and what you like or retweet is used as a way of profiling you. Secondly, all information about you can be subpoenad very easily. Twister is an alternative that does preserve your privacy and distributes info in a way that isn't centralized for one person/company to give away to others. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Patchwork is a decentralized messaging platform where your computer networks have the same topology as your social networks. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Patchwork the p2p social network is actively used and growing fast. The "Patchwork" client is being replaced by newer clients, like patchwork-next. ktornMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Musteus

    A social media for a user friendly communication. You can crate in your profile different topics/terms which your follower can follow. All the posts have a reach of...

    Free Web Android iPhone iPad

    • Whit his system of tags for categories, its a good alternative for searching interests to follow. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree

Twitter Comments

No better social network

about Twitter · ·

Hope they won't change to much in terms of ui or usability.

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it's fine

Comment by sebastiandowny
about Twitter · May 2016 ·

it's a diary for some people...

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Timeline changes

Comment by 11009723
about Twitter · Feb 2016 ·

Today Twitter added the feature that puts important tweets up top and it's opt-in, i.e. not mandatory and disabled by default :)

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/10/twitters-timeline-option-puts-important-tweets-up-top/

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Perfect

about Twitter · ·

It's just like Facebook!...but without all of it's crap

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It's fun to talk about yourself, even when nobody's listeni ...

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Twitter · Jun 2011 ·

It's fun to talk about yourself, even when nobody's listening. :P

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Who would've thought that 140-character tweets are so addic ...

Comment by arahman56
about Twitter · Jun 2011 ·

Who would've thought that 140-character tweets are so addictive!

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