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Micro.blog Alternatives

Micro.blog is described as 'Social network for indie blogs' and is a Social Network in the social & communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Micro.blog for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, Self-Hosted solutions and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Mastodon, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Micro.blog are Twitter, Gab, Nitter and Friendica.

Micro.blog alternatives are mainly Social Networks but may also be Microblogs or Task Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Micro.blog.
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Social network for indie blogs.

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  1. Mastodon icon

    Mastodon

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron

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

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedMastodon is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeMastodon doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Support for ActivityPubMastodon support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedMastodon is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationMastodon supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ No TrackingMastodon will not track or use your personal data.
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  2. Twitter icon

    Twitter

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    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • Kindle Fire

    Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 280-character messages called "tweets".

    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationTwitter supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeTwitter supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeGab doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedGab is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedGab is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Gab without registration.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeGab supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Gab is less moderated compared to other social networks and could be offensive to some people

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  4. Nitter icon

    Nitter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    Nitter is a free and open-source front-end mirror of Twitter, which allows you to consult Twitter, with a focus on privacy.

    ⚫︎ LightweightNitter consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingNitter will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeNitter doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeNitter supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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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'.

    ⚫︎ Support for ActivityPubFriendica support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedFriendica is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedFriendica is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    GNU social

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedGNU social is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeGNU social doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Screenshot of a GNU social website with Swedish localization.
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    Flote

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Flote is a social network without big tech censorship and vague community guidelines. On Flote people can express themselves freely, build communities, and earn digital money by providing valuable content.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedFlote is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Identi.ca

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    identi.ca is a free personal web server that implements a distributed social networking service. It is based on pump.io, a free software which make up the distributed social network.

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  9. WT Social icon

    WT Social

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    WT Social (formerly WikiTribune) is a privacy-focused and ad-free social network that places a special emphasis on evidence-based journalism. The platform survives on the generosity of individual donors to ensure privacy is protected and social space is ad-free.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedWT Social is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeWT Social doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  10. Cato [Twitter Alternative] icon

    Cato [Twitter Alternative]

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Linux Mobile
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Become Cato. Post Meows, get Not So Anonymous Messages, connect with other Catos & grow your online social network.

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    Welcome to Catzby Social Network
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