Open Social Alternatives

    Open Social is described as 'purpose-built community engagement platform. Developed on top of a powerful open-source Drupal technology framework, Open Social allows organizations to create a central online hub for their members' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Open Social for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions, Android, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is Diaspora, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Open Social are Minds (Freemium, Open Source), Gab (Freemium, Open Source), Discourse (Paid, Open Source) and Friendica (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 12, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. 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.
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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.

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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. 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. Self-hosted Discourse software is free, hosting service is paid.
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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'.
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    6. 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.
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    7. 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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    8. 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".
      • 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.
    9. 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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