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 Mastodon opinions
Diaspora is more like a Facebook alternative; Mastodon is a Twitter alternative. Both are open-source and non-profit and aren't based on exploiting people's privacy for money-making/selling you out to adverisers or passing on everything about you (contacts, opinions, likes, location, interests...) to government authorities. Facebook does do this.
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.
Pixelfed vs Mastodon opinions
Pixelfed is an alternative to Tumblr or Instagram, not to a microblogging platform like Mastodon
Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 280-character messages called "tweets".
Twitter vs Mastodon opinions
Twitter is a centralized, propertiary service, while Mastodon is free software
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.
Gab is less moderated compared to other social networks and could be offensive to some people
Gab vs Mastodon opinions
Gab is godless compare to other social network
Gab can connect to the rest of the Mastodon network anyway! It's like Twitter but even easier to use and user-friendly. You don't need an account to look at stuff. And of course, free speech.
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.
Pleroma vs Mastodon opinions
It supports other open source alternatives to Mastodon such as OStatus
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 Mastodon opinions
Due to educational gamification of its networks and applications.
Minds is a blockchain-based mix of social-media and micro-blogging site and recently it added a Matrix client (a fork of Element) with E2E encryption.
Nitter is a free and open-source front-end mirror of Twitter, which allows you to consult Twitter, with a focus on privacy.
Nitter vs Mastodon opinions
If you can't leave Twitter but still want to use it without an account, browse Twitter through Nitter!
Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. It's where your interests connect you with your people.
Tumblr vs Mastodon opinions
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'.
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.
GNU social vs Mastodon opinions
It is not reliant on google analytics for its android applications (I found this out using Exodus Privacy) and is more reliably maintained as a result.