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Alternatives to the infamous World Wide Web.
Most well known alternative network. NO fees, NO security certificates, NO censorship, NO restrictions. Yes to freedom and open access of information for all.
I2P is an anonymizing network, offering a simple layer that identity-sensitive applications can use to securely communicate. All data is wrapped with several layers of encryption, and the network is both distributed and dynamic, with no trusted parties.
Many applications are available that interface with I2P, including mail, peer-peer, IRC chat and others.
Alternative i2p Clients: https://geti2p.net/en/about/alternative-clients
The main I2P client implementation uses Java. If for some reason you can't use Java on your device, there are alternative implementations developed by community members.
i2pd i2pd is a I2P client implementation in C++. As of early 2016, i2pd is became stable enough to be used in production, and since summer 2016 it fully implements all I2P APIs.
Kovri Kovri is active i2pd fork developed for Monero cryptocurrency.
Go-I2P Go-I2P is I2P client developed using the Go programming language. The project is in early development.
IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the web. It is like a single bittorrent swarm, exchanging git objects. IPFS provides an interface as simple as the HTTP web, but with permanence built in. You can also mount the world at /ipfs. IPFS could become a new major subsystem of the internet. If built right, it could complement or replace HTTP. It offers two approaches: content-addressing (ipfs://) and uploader-addressing (ipns://) allowing for mutable sites.
ZeroNet uses cryptography (Bitcoin library) and BitTorrent DHT (centralized trackers) to build a distributed censorship-resistant network.
Users can publish static or dynamic sites/applications into ZeroNet and visitors can choose to also serve the application/site. Sites /applications will remain on-line even if it is being served by only 1 peer.
When a site/app is updated by its owner, all nodes (including previous visitors) serving that site/app, will receive only the incremental updates done to the site content (and in real time).
Zeronet counts with a built-in SQLite database. This makes content-heavy site development easy. The database is also synced with hosting nodes with incremental updates.
Freenet is free software which lets you anonymously share files, browse and publish "freesites" (web sites accessible only through Freenet) and chat on forums, without fear of censorship. Freenet is decentralised to make it less vulnerable to attack, and if used in "darknet" mode, where users only connect to their friends, is very difficult to detect.
Good Bye book of faces, Hello freedom spaces.
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 to Diaspora, aspects ensure that your photos, stories and jokes are shared only with the people you intend.
Diaspora makes sharing clean and easy – and this goes for privacy too. Inherently private, Diaspora doesn’t make you wade through pages of settings and options just to keep your profile secure.
Steemit gives users monetary rewards for any meaningful contribution to the platform. Of these contributions the most important are:
- Creating or posting content which the other users consider valuable (like)
- Finding valuable content and upvoting it
The mechanism is designed so that the users decide what is valuable and who the rewards go to. Each user has a certain voting-power, which determines how much weight the vote has. More voting-power can be acquired by earning rewards or by purchasing it. There are also many other ways to contribute to the platform and earn rewards, but which are more technical. More information can be found on https://steem.io.
Rewards are payed in a dollar-equivalent currency, which can be converted to any other currency. The currency can be easily used inside the steem-network by sending it directly to another user anywhere in the world. Users are payed interest if they invest the earned rewards in the platform.
The Steemit -site is a front-end to the steem-blockchain. This means no content is censored, and the blockchain (all contents and history) can be accessed from any other current or future front-end. Anyone can freely create an app or frontend to the blockchain, but Steemit is the first and most complete one.
Steemit requires no log-in for consuming content, but for posting, commenting and recieving rewards a username is needed. At the moment one can use a Reddit or Facebook profile to get started. Each new user gets 3$ to get started.
Great decentralized alternative to Facebook. Similar to Steemit where you can get payed cryptocoins to participate in the network.