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    Open Source Facebook Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Facebook is Minds. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Facebook and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Facebook are Diaspora (Free, Open Source), Mastodon (Free, Open Source), Gab (Freemium, Open Source) and Friendica (Free, Open Source).

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    1. 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.
      Minds vs Facebook opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Minds is a great alternative to Facebook.
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      MindMunition It does everything I want to do from Facebook and Twitter and it doesn't censor people.
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      grayrook It has a good mix of people and a lot of great discussion.
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      davidjuniorsaylor they charge money to see posts that were posted by premium members.. they have none of the features that Facebook has.. literally the only thing it has at this point in time, is a main feed wall to share posts, that's it.
      Top negative comment  about 2 months ago

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      It's made by people for people ;)
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Great ethics and policies. All software should be open source. People get paid to make content and it's scaled
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      I just started there today - but facebook make to mucht against the free speak, so I hope Minds.com will be a good place
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Privacy focused "facebook"
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    2. 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 vs Facebook opinions
      Most users think Diaspora is a great alternative to Facebook.
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      Security focused, privacy, open, and without censorship
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      JohnFastman Diaspora's key advantage is that it's based on open source software that multiple servers can run. It does not put your private information, your likes, your contacts and your photos in the hands of one corporation who then use it to increase their own private profits by selling your privacy. Diaspora is much smaller though. The UI feels more like Google Plus than Facebook.
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      group/collaboration function is absent. not a developer, so im sure i do not understand the difficulties in making this happen. but im pretty sure this is the nr 1 reason diaspora is NOT an fb alternative.
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

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      markswiderski I have less privacy concerns with Diaspora than I have when using FB
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      RemovedUser Decentralized federated social networks are the only hope for a future internet where discussion is free and private. I doubt most people will use Diaspora or Mastodon, but hopefully the more privacy-conscious of us will help it grow and keep it alive.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      more privacy-aware, self controll OSS not so dangerus for democracy
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      the_real_dvs1 You choose where your data is hosted. Your stream can be refined by aspects (categories of contacts) or followed tags. Posts can be formatted with markdown. There are no advertisements!
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    3. Decentralized, GNU Social-compatible micro-blogging engine.
      Mastodon vs Facebook opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Mastodon is a great alternative to Facebook.
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      NickFreeman Mastodon is federated, open source and not commercial
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

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      free(freedom,ad-free,privacy), decentralized, open source... what more do you want
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      loziniak Mastodon is more like Twitter.
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

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      tibi97427 Mastodon is more an alternative to Twitter than Facebook
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Non-commercial, allows me to curate a following
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      It's is decentralized, without owners, free to post whatever you like and to block whatever you dislike.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      ndlinn Has only a tiny fraction of the functionality Facebook has.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    4. Gab Social is an open source and fully decentralized social network powered by the Gab Platform. It is the new social network of Gab.com. This change was made to further Gab's commitment to its users trust and privacy online.

      Warning

      Gab is less moderated compared to other social networks and could be offensive to some people

      Gab vs Facebook opinions
      Most users think Gab is a great alternative to Facebook.
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      Great communities. Free speech. Ability to mute other users.
      Top positive comment  9 months ago

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      Free speech. No censoring. Say what you want, mute anyone that you don't like. GabTV so you can live broadcast. Free.
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      bird Without dabbing into politics and stuff, the architecture of Gab is more like Twitter than Facebook.
      Top negative comment  almost 3 years ago

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      Kedman Freedom of SPEACH, for everyone !
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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      ikimmybee I value free speech, not censorship!!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      retrojedi7 It has free registration, decentralized, Fediverse-compatible.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      Gab is a platform where free speech reigns. There is no censorship.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    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'.
      Friendica vs Facebook opinions
      Most users think Friendica is a great alternative to Facebook.
      Friendica interacts with many other social networking platforms in the fediverse... Diaspora, GNUSocial, Hubzilla etc. You can also make groups and the privacy settings are great.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      "Facebook-like" in its operation and general feel, and is interoperable with other social networks as well.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      loziniak It has groups and events.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      kylepiira Federated and focused on keeping in touch with friends and family
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Interacts with other social network APIs, is feature rich, and is decentralized.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      arndtadler It's independent, feature rich and decentralized.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    6. 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).
      Hubzilla vs Facebook opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Hubzilla is a great alternative to Facebook.
      themagician Feature for feature, Hubzilla is the best decentralized, open source competitor to Facebook. Compatibility with the Diaspora, OStatus (includes Mastodon), & ActivityPub (includes NextCloud) protocols allows it to communicate with nearly every other existing. I am happy that after he created Friendica, Mike Macgirvin & friends have continued to push forward by creating and developing Hubzilla.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      netnut404 Unlike a centralized platform like facebook you can talk to other federated platforms and with a Nomadic Identity you are never locked permanently to one server , yet you can communicate across to other platforms much in the way that email does. In addition to not being locked.. you never need to give out a new address, you keep in communication when you migrate to another server, plus there are many free servers to use, or you can launch your own instance.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      the_real_dvs1 Every user can make private or public forums, a static webpage, an editable markdown based wiki, categorize posts and format them with BBCode. You choose what hub hosts your data, and you can clone your account on another hub to prevent distruption or data loss.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    7. 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.
      Most users think GNU social is a great alternative to Facebook.
    8. 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.
      Steemit vs Facebook opinions
      Most users think Steemit is a great alternative to Facebook.
      ndlinn SteemIt an exciting new decentralized blockchain-based platform, but currently is still in beta and doesn’t offer a comparable feature set at present. It’s more akin to a blogging platform like Medium.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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      MintDice Content creators are paid for their actions.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    9. 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.
      Movim vs Facebook opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Movim is a great alternative to Facebook.
      Nice looking interface and good chat integration.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      • ZeroNet
      Social network for the distributed P2P network ZeroNet.
      Almost everyone thinks ZeroMe is a great alternative to Facebook.
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