App.net Alternatives

    App.net is described as 'social networking platform and microblogging service which enables its users to write messages of up to 256 characters' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to App.net for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, iPhone, Android, iPad and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Mastodon, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like App.net are Twitter (Free), Minds (Freemium, Open Source), Friendica (Free, Open Source) and GNU social (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 18, 2017

    1. Mastodon is a decentralized microblogging engine. FEATURES - Free and open-source. - Decentralized, no worries about a single company controlling your communications. - Supports the standardized ActivityPub protocol - Fully interoperable with...
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      Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 280-character messages called "tweets".
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    2. 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. Available in either decentralized or centralized options.
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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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, or extend it to integrate with the software you already use.
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    6. Ello is a simple, beautiful, 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 version of Ello for everyone to use.
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    7. Plurk is a social journal for your life.
    8. Choqok - KDE Micro-Blogging Client The name comes from an ancient Persian word, means Sparrow! Currently supports Twitter.com and Identi.ca services. It currently features: * Supporting Twitter.com micro-blogging service.
    9. 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.
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