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Ning is described as 'is the social platform for the worlds interests and passions online. Millions of people every day are coming together across Ning to explore and express their interests, discover new passions, and meet new people around shared pursuits' and is a Social Network in the social & communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Ning, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Android, Self-Hosted solutions, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is Minds, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Ning are Flarum, Discourse, Friendica and HumHub.

Ning alternatives are mainly Social Networks but may also be Microblogs or Encrypted Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Ning.
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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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedMinds is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedMinds is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Flarum

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    • Apache HTTP Server

    Flarum is free, open-source forum software with a focus on simplicity. You can use Flarum to easily set up a discussion forum for your website. Flarum is developed openly on GitHub.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFlarum can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ LightweightFlarum consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  3. Discourse is an open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet. A modern forum, everything's been redesigned to be easy.

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  4. 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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    HumHub

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    HumHub is a free social network software and framework built to give you the tools to make teamwork easy and successful.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in HumHub simultaneously.
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  6. 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".

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    Okuna

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android

    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.

    ⚫︎ No TrackingOkuna will not track or use your personal data.
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    Discontinued

    Discontinued as of December 26, 2021: https://www.okuna.io/

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    BuddyPress

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Wordpress

    Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress. Install BuddyPress directly through your WordPress dashboard plugins page, or download it manually from the WordPress.

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    What Should I Do?

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    WSID.com is a Q&A site that helps you answer the question: “What Should I Do?” The site was made with an intent to see the world grow and make decisions together.

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    Open Source Social Network ( OSSN )

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    opensource-socialnetwork also know as OSSN is a social networking software written in PHP. It allows you to make a social networking website, helps your members build social relationships with people who share similar professional or personal interests.

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