Social & Communications

Share your photos, your interests, your life through blogs, forums and social networks; keep in touch with your friends and meet people with text, video and voice chat, text messaging, and social media clients.

  1. Pinboard is a bookmarking website intended for people who want to reliably keep track of large numbers of links. Its goals are to be useful, fight bloat, keep things fast, and stay small. Social bookmarking for introverts. m.pinboard.in
  2. An open-source decentralized and encrypted messaging app even without internet connection via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Messages are stored securely on your device, not in the cloud. Connect directly with nearby contacts - no Internet access is required.
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  3. A free and open source alternative Twitter front-end focused on privacy. Inspired by the invidio.us project.
  4. Publish your passions, your way CHOOSE THE PERFECT DESIGN Create a beautiful blog that fits your style. Choose from a selection of easy-to-use templates – all with flexible layouts and hundreds of background images – or design something new.
  5. Friendica is a distributed social network application. Which allow users to connect with others via their own Friendica server, but may also fully integrate contacts from other platforms including Twitter, diaspora*, Pump.io and StatusNet into their 'newsfeed'.
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  6. TeamSpeak is a proprietary Voice over IP software that allows users to speak on a chat channel with other users, much like a telephone conference call. A TeamSpeak user will often wear a headset with an integrated microphone.
  7. Facebook Messenger is a faster way to message. Reach friends right on their phones, get and send messages fast, message everyone at once and more.
  8. Franz is a free messaging app / former Emperor of Austria and combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat and many more. You can download Franz for Mac, Windows & Linux.
  9. Flarum is free, open-source forum software with a focus on simplicity. You can use Flarum to easily set up a discussion forum for your website. Flarum is developed openly on GitHub. It is the combined successor of esoTalk and FluxBB. It aims to be:
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  10. Protect your communication in transit and on your phone. Silence (formerly SMSSecure) is a full replacement for the default text messaging application: all messages are encrypted locally and messages to other Silence users are encrypted over the air.

    Discontinued

    Silence seems to be discontinued, the only commits for a long time have been translations and not code updates.

    https://git.silence.dev/Silence/Silence-Android/-/commits/master

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  11. Pleroma is a free, federated social networking server built on open protocols. It is compatible with GNU Social, Mastodon, and many other ActivityPub and OStatus implementations.
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  12. Hugo is a general-purpose website framework for generating static web pages. Hugo flexibly works with many formats and is ideal for blogs, docs, portfolios and much more.
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  13. 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.
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    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    500px lets you create stunning professional photo portfolios, find friends, express yourself and connect with likeminded people. It was co-founded by Oleg Gutsol and Evgeny Tchebotarev on Halloween 2009 and 15 million users as of September 2018.
  14. 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.
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