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postActiv is described as 'free and open source social networking project based on GNU Social. It uses OStatus, which means that users can for example connect to users on Mastodon and GNU Social instances as well' and is a Social Network in the social & communications category. There are eight alternatives to postActiv for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions, Android, iPhone and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Mastodon, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like postActiv are Pleroma, Friendica, VK and GNU social.

postActiv alternatives are mainly Social Networks but may also be Microblogs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of postActiv.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Online
  • Self-Hosted

postActiv is a free and open source social networking project based on GNU Social. It uses OStatus, which means that users...

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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. Pleroma icon

    Pleroma

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedPleroma is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Support for ActivityPubPleroma support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingPleroma will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freePleroma doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  3. 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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  4. VK icon

    VK

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    • HUAWEI AppGallery

    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.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeVK supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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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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  6. Identi.ca icon

    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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  7. Hawaar icon

    Hawaar

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Have a profile! Ask your friends and followers to pay compliments and post complaints on your profile and consider yourself as Angel or Devil.

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  8. Koto Social Network icon

    Koto Social Network

    • FreeOpen Source
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted

    Koto is a distributed social network for sharing messages, photos, and movies with friends. We are hosted on member servers rather than those driven by ad-revenue.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeKoto Social Network doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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