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Telescope Alternatives

Telescope is described as 'open-source app that lets you easily set up your own online community. You can use it to create your own discussion board, social news site (like Hacker News or ' and is an app in the social & communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Telescope for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, Windows and iPad. The best alternative is Reddit, which is free. Other great apps like Telescope are Lemmy, SaidIt.net, Aether and Lobsters.

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

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  1. Reddit (stylized in its logo as reddit) is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Registered members submit content to the site such as links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down by other members.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownReddit supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeReddit supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  2. Lemmy icon

    Lemmy

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

    Lemmy is similar to sites like Reddit, Lobste.rs, or Hacker News: you subscribe to forums you're interested in, post links and discussions, then vote, and comment on them.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedLemmy is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ LightweightLemmy consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  3. Uncensored free speech alternative to the extreme Reddit and Voat forums, democratically civilized by Graham's Debate Pyramid, no illegal transactions nor porn. Truth-seeking anti-corruption news are among the popular themes. Android app, iOS soon.

    ⚫︎ LightweightSaidIt.net consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Aether

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Open source, self-governing communities with auditable moderation and mod elections.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedAether is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedAether is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Lobsters

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Ruby on Rails

    Lobsters is a technology-focused link-aggregation site. The site is driven by Ruby on Rails with the source code being freely available for those seeking to create a site similar to Reddit or Hackernews.

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    Raddle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Unsatisfied with the few link sharing communities that were available and their proprietary, untransparent and non-secure nature, ziq made the original raddle.me (then known as raddit.me) with Wordpress, but it had a lot of limitations.

    ⚫︎ LightweightRaddle consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedRaddle is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Tildes

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    A non-profit community site driven by its users' interests.

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  8. Lemmur icon

    Lemmur

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    A mobile client for Lemmy.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeLemmur supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportLemmur support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ LightweightLemmur consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Folkd

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    folkd.com - Social Bookmarking - Save your bookmarks and links online and search what your friends like.

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    Old Pluto

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Old Pluto is a news search engine. Rather than offering you recommendations of what to read like other websites, Old Pluto aims to give you tools to find what you think is important for yourself.

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    Discontinued

    site down since months.

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