Mastodon Alternatives

    Mastodon is described as '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' and is a very popular Social Network in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Mastodon for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, Self-Hosted solutions and iPad. Most alternatives are Social Networks and Microbloggs. The best alternative is Diaspora, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Mastodon are Twitter (Free), Pixelfed (Free, Open Source), Gab (Freemium, Open Source) and Minds (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 8, 2021

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      VK (originally VKontakte) is a largest social network service from Europe. Available in many languages and highly popular particularly among Russian-speaking users around the world, especially in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, and Israel.
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      This alternative is disputed. VK is still a legitimate alternative to Mastodon, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    1. Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
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      Facebook vs Mastodon opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Facebook is still a legitimate alternative to Mastodon, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      JohnFastman Facebook makes money by using people's private information for their profit. Your privacy - everyone you know, message, what you like and discuss - is the basis of their money-making. You are the product. Additionally, FB likes can be used to guess with high accuracy people's political preferences. Facebook have also experimented with manipulating peoples' emotions using the news feed. Mastodon does NONE of this; it's free, non-profit and open source.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      Mastodon: Open-source, decentralized/federated, can even be done p2p... Facebook: closed-source/proprietary, centralized, owned and operated by a company that gets raging hard-ons whenever there's a chance for them to molest your privacy and sell your data to anyone from shops to downright evil governments... If these two have any similarity beyond that they're both on the internet, then I'm guessing a submarine and a jetfighter are also similar.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      Facebook is not open source!
      Negative comment about 1 year ago


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      • ZeroNet
      ZeroMe - Social network for the distributed P2P network zeroNet

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    2. HumHub is a free social network software and framework built to give you the tools to make teamwork easy and successful.
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    3. Used to be called Sgrouples, now its MeWe offered by the company Sgrouples Inc. On its homepage their motto is "The World's Private Communication Network" and "Join the privacy revolution".

    4. 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.
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    5. 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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    6. Okuna (formerly Openbook) is an open-source, zero tracking, zero spying, zero advertisement, secure social network that gives 30% of it's revenue towards making the world a better place, now and forever.
    7. 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...
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      • iPad is a social network with 1. openness — everything is public 2. effortless discussions 3. sensible line on free speech.
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