Distributed Social Networks

  • Mastodon

    Free Web Android iPhone Self-Hosted Cloudron Website

    Mastodon is a Free and Open Source federated social network, made with a focus on personal interaction.


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  • Diaspora

    Free Linux Web BSD Self-Hosted Ruby Website

    Diaspora is a federated social networking service, designed to be a more privacy-aware alternative to Small Facebook iconFacebook . 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.

    It is based on Small Ruby iconRuby , Small Ruby on Rails iconRuby on Rails


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  • GNU social

    Free Self-Hosted Website

    GNU social is a continuation of the Small StatusNet iconStatusNet project. It is social communication software for both public and private communications. It is widely supported and has a large userbase. It is already used by the Free Software Foundation, and Richard Stallman himself.

    The history of GNU social

    GNU social was started in 2010 as a spin-off from the GNU FM project that was created to power music communities such as Libre.fm. In 2013, Evan Prodromou continued to develop social software for the web as Pump.io, and kindly donated all of his work to the Free Software Foundation, so we merged the existing project with StatusNet and another project called FreeSocial. And here we are.

    What's next?

    Thanks to Bytemark, GNU social has a new home in the UK, with resources to open a series of public GNU social servers for new users, including private servers dedicated to GNU social development.


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  • Friendica

    Free Linux Android BSD Self-Hosted F-Droid ... PHP Website

    Distributed social network. With focus on decentralization, privacy, interoperability.


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  • Pleroma

    Free Web Self-Hosted Website

    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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  • Misskey

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... Self-Hosted Website

    Misskey is a decentralized microblogging platform born on Earth.

    Since it exists within the Fediverse (a universe where various social media platforms are organized), it is mutually linked with other social media platforms such as Small Mastodon iconMastodon and Small Pleroma iconPleroma.


    • Post your ideas, discussion topics, fun moments, or anything else you want to share! Misskey supports text, emoji, pictures, videos, and polls!
    • Reactions are the simplest way to respond to others' posts. Simply pick a reaction emote from the list! Reactions on Misskey are much more expressive than other social media services which only allow “liking”.
    • Customize the UI to your own tastes! No UI will work for everyone, so Misskey is completely customizable. Make Misskey yours by editing the style, adjusting timeline layouts, and placing widgets.
    • Organize and store your files! Want to post a picture you have already uploaded? Wish you could organize your files into folders? Misskey Drive is a solution!


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  • Hubzilla

    Free Web Self-Hosted Website

    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 communities (of any size).


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  • Element

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Matrix.org Cloudron F-Droid FLATHUB Website

    Element is a secure collaboration and messaging app based on the Matrix protocol. It’s decentralised to deliver digital sovereignty, and based on an open standard for easy connections and interoperability. It is end-to-end encrypted by default.


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  • Movim

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... Android Tablet Self-Hosted Website

    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 family and friends, even if they are on a different server. Your data follow you on any Movim node you use.

    Why not gear up? You can easily install a Movim node on your own server, and be free!

    Movim relies on the enterprise-class XMPP protocol. With Movim, you will never be locked in by a single vendor, your Gmail® and Facebook® contacts will be available, and even WLM®, Yahoo® and many others.

    The Movim platform integrates everything you need to connect to your favourite XMPP server and communicate freely.

    We are proud to use JAXL, the powerful XMPP library for PHP.

    Movim employs only Free and open-source software respectful of the Internet's fundamental philosophy (neutrality, privacy and freedom).

    Movim is Free Software and licensed under AGPLv3 with the exception of a component under LGPLv3 and the GNU FDL for the documentation.

    Movim and its community are dedicated to promote the ethics and ideals of the Free Software.

    You can get the SourceCode here: http://codingteam.net/project/movim


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  • pump.io

    Free Self-Hosted Node.JS Website

    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 lists of people, and so on.

    There's an API defined in the API.md file. It uses activitystrea.ms JSON as the main data and command format.

    The software is useful for at least these scenarios:

    • Mobile-first social networking
    • Activity stream functionality for an existing app
    • Experimenting with social software

    It also comes with a web UI.


  • Libertree

    Free Self-Hosted Website

    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 tracking, user profiling, advertising, data mining and analysis, and covert information filtering.

    The Libertree Project is a community of people committed to empowering the people of the world to do things on and with computers, without need for or interference from big business, by way of providing software and other tools which can be obtained, bought or built with minimal cost and effort.


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  • Pixelfed

    Free Web Self-Hosted Cloudron Website

    Pixelfed is an image sharing platform with focus on Privacy, Safety and Security, an ethical alternative to centralized platforms like Instagram.
    Federated, Ad-Free, No algorithms, No 3rd party analytics or tracking.
    Can run on your own server.


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  • kune

    Free Web Website

    kune is a social network where you can communicate, collaborate and share between equals, using different web tools: documents, calendars, chats, wiki, messages, tasks, forums, barters.


    All the functionalities of Apache Wave, that is collaborative federated real-time editing, plus
    Chat and chatrooms compatible with Gmail and Jabber through XMPP (with several XEP extensions), as it integrates Emite
    Social networking (federated)
    Real-time collaboration for groups in:
    Documents: as in Google Docs
    Lists: as in Google Groups but minimizing emails, through waves
    Group Tasks
    Group Calendar: as in Google Calendar, with ical export
    Group Blogs
    Web-creation: aiming to publish contents directly on the web (as in WordPress, with a dashboard and public view) (in development)
    Bartering: aiming to decentralize bartering as in eBay
    Advanced email
    Waves: aims to replace most uses of email
    Inbox: as in email, all your conversations and documents in all kunes are controlled from your inbox
    Email notifications (Projected: replies from email)
    Multimedia & Gadgets
    Image or Video galleries integrated in any doc
    Maps, mindmaps, Twitter streams, etc.
    Polls, voting, events, etc.
    Strong focus on usability for any user
    Animated tutorials for each tool
    Drag&Drop for sharing contents, add users to a doc, change roles, delete contents, etc.
    Debian/Ubuntu package for easy installation
    Wave Gadgets can be programmed in Java+GWT, JavaScript or Python


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