Alternatives to Twitter for all platforms with any license

  • Gab

    Gab is an ad-free social network dedicated to free speech. Gab is built for creators and people like you.

    • Warning The service is currently offline. Gab describes itself as a defender of free speech, but it has been accused of allowing people to incite hatred or violence on the basis of race or religion. It has been blocked by several companies, among these GoDaddy, Paypal, Apple, Google and Microsoft
    • GAB does not censor free speech, but instead allows users to mute users/ content themselves. Superior to corporate censorship. Guest • Mar 2017 • 44 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free. No commercials. No shadow banning or censorship of Views. bernieshowalterMar 2017 • 37 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • i like how i can say what i wish and ppl can mute me. Guest • Nov 2017 • 24 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Larger character limit and no corporate censorship. Guest • Mar 2017 • 22 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The experience is entirely up to the user. If one does not want to see certain content, hear from certain people, or avoid topics, it is all up to them to mold that experience, not some nebulous group of people. Guest • Mar 2017 • 19 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Video upload feature, no ads, and like a true social media platform, it doesn't regulate its users speech. Guest • Aug 2018 • 11 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free speech, friendly people, and the mute button works on the ones you don't like. What's not to like. ShaunHAug 2018 • 10 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No corporate censorship. As Big Tech®™? censors and deplatforms more users for the tiniest of infractions, Gab will grow. It has its issues (UI needs improvement, needs a “media” tab like Twitter has). I’ve had my account for two years. Not a single lockout, suspension, or forced deletion of my posts. I’m done with Twitter. Guest • Aug 2018 • 10 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is a free-speech alt to Twitter. However, do NOT join if you are offended easily. Many trolls (as it is a free speech platform). Other than that, much more flexible than Twitter. Guest • Jun 2018 • 10 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Better overall design and freedom from censors. Guest • Mar 2017 • 15 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The 250 character limit allows for more thoughtful engagement. The quote gabs feature makes it easier to connect complex content. The free speech ethic draws creative and original thinkers. Interestingly, it also draws a nicer and more polite group of users. Guest • Jun 2017 • 13 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Twitter probably has a better UI, but you can't be a part of twitter unless you're a converged SJW. Freedom of speech reigns supreme on Gab. If it's legal it stays. Guest • Mar 2017 • 15 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Trusted platform that does not ban people for offensive speech... speak freely is their motto. No Ads, and you can freely speak your mind without fear of being suspended, and without bias developers controlling statistics. As long as you follow the few simple guidelines that prevent bots, parody sites, and fake account abuse, you can speak freely without retribution. trobergeApr 2017 • 14 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Gab practices #1A and there are no safe spaces which is as it should be as there are tools to manage things that may be offensive to someone. CuriousAboutTrumpSep 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Gab has a strong commitment to ensuring freedom of expression for it's users. It is continually improving the it's usability and has a growing userbase of individuals. Unlike Twitter you get 300 characters, the ability to downvote posts and no ads. It's like Twitter before Jack become CEO again and started shadowbanning, deverifying and banning certain users for their politics. Guest • Sep 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Gab doesn't shadow-ban or suspend your account for wrong-think. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Much better then Twitter because they don't censor people's posts. Twitter thinks we're children who can't decide on our own, so they are a nanny watching over everything you say. Gab on the other hand gives you unedited, real world info, and lets you decide. I love it! Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Gab is much more than an "alternative" to Twitter. Because Twitter only allows the narrative the company sees as desirable. Thus the information-level became poorer and poorer during time. To make things worse, they disguise their rules so to apply them despotically. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • I've been using Gab for about 2 years. I love it! It's not censored, so you need to have both a spine and the ability to get by without babysitters. But well worth the time and effort because you don't have to worry about crybabies shutting you down. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • No censorship or shadowbanning, unlike it's Twitter and Facebook counterparts. No ads on top of that, plus the ability to support content creators directly on the platform with the subscription feature. A platform so good, that the Apple and Google app stores don't want a bar of it. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • No shadow banning or restriction of legitimate free speech (censorship). Driver_SRT8Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • No shadowbanning, no censorship of legal speech. Bots quickly dealt with. They don't sell your data. deshawnacalientoSep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It's reasonably easy to use. And it's independent. It's pro free speech and not connected to a totalitarian regime like VK. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Free speech. Ever evolving user interface. Good people who don't tell you what to think. growing SUPER FAST! C'mon over! Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • The vast majority of the Gabbers are the adults in the room with a vocabulary that is bigger than most of the trolls on the World Wide Web. Free to discussing topics openly and the ability to block users that are abusive at you own will and accord. Gab is the future NOW! Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Gab is free of ads. Gives people chance to earn money by offering premium content. Does not track your every move in app. Does not censor you unnecessarily. Gives you option to mute user who try to troll you. Gab offers pro subscription which self-sustains the platform without any need of advertisers dictating the direction of development of site. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Small and friendly alternative to that gianormous Silicon Valley app. Censorship-free and proud of it! Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It is not anti-white and it doesnt censor free speech! turtlepower028Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It's fantastic, it's fast, I see what I want and I hide what I don't. I've never experienced a single bug other than clicking on links from Twitter to gab and I'm positive that is not gab. f4r4d4ySep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Actual free speech platform that is a playground for ideas. Guest • 11 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Gab allows free expression and is an inclusive community for all opinions. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Gab is the rightwing extremist publishing platform. It is in no way comparable to Twitter, except perhaps on a technical level. Guest • Feb 2018 • 16 agrees and 40 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Mastodon

    Mastodon is a decentralized microblogging engine, an alternative implementation of the GNU social project. FEATURES - Free and...

    • It's very much like Twitter with a character limit of 500, except there's not *one* website you have to trust, but you can choose the mastodon server ("instance") that you trust and they are linked, so you can follow people from other instances. The instances all have their own rules, so you can pick a place with as few or many rules as you are comfortable with. mrmblMay 2017 • 11 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Mastodon takes the good stuff of Twitter, adds in good moderation, and is decentralized and hate-free. If you just want to share your life or thoughts, this is the place. The 500 character limit is also very helpful, as well as instances for certain communities and common interests. Guest • Feb 2018 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Uses the W3C standard ActivityPub protocol... that's the future. Don't bother with any social media service that doesn't support that. It's like real e-mail vs. the misguided walled-gardens of AOLs past. Mastodon and the open ActivityPub vs. closed-off/controlled Twitter. Guest • Feb 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's like twitter, but minus the stuff you don't like, and made better. It introduces instances, which are connected but are their own separate site with their own rules and moderation, It has a 500 character limit for every "toot", and most of the instances have an amazing community from what I can tell. It honestly is the best alternative to Twitter. VeencorrMar 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • So far it is the most 'twitter' like from the others mentioned while also having a nice sleek UI. However it has a lot of strict rules about what i okay to post and what's not. Other than that it seems decent godisinthewindApr 2017 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Decentralized, mostly nice community, friendlier user interface than other FOSS micro-blogging platforms. Perfect for me. Guest • Apr 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Mastodon feels like really like Twitter, minus the bad moderation. velnemedOct 2017 • 6 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is free and open source especially if you want the full control over the moderation arndtadlerMay 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Much warmer community than Twitter. Even without followers, people can see your stuff and interact with you. Takes a bit of getting used to as it is a bit different from Twitter, but stick with it and you'll come to love it. Guest • Jun 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Decentralized and free with many interconnection possibilities on fediverse via activitypub Guest • Aug 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very much like twitter, but decentralized and ad-free with a couple of extra features. Plus its actually open-source dataculiMay 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Minds

    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...

    • I can do everything on Minds I can do on Twitter with no censorship! MindMunitionMar 2017 • 12 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Minds is a good alternative to Twitter because it doesn't have the baggage that comes with Twitter's many moderation issues. Minds has a much better transparant policy in which the things you post are actually visible to other people. Minds is hands down the best one-on-one alternative to Twitter's functions without the amateurish censoring of dissenting opinion. stefandekkersMar 2017 • 9 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free speech and includes many facebook and youtube features on one platform paulking1Mar 2017 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It'a FB, Twitter and youtube rolled into one. samclarkApr 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No censorship, free speech, no interfering governments. It's still beta, but functional. And it's growing fast. Guest • Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No arbitrary, hypocritical and officious biassed moderation of free speech for corporate self gratification electing itself to moral superiority (albeit hypocritical- no criticism of Israel allowed) thus among a self-appointed Chosen of the modern neo-Marxist Cult Mind. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • More of an Alt To Facebook. Great site. 100 times better than facebook. twiinscorpioSep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • No censorship, no constant adverts from corporate scum, no SJW agenda, no agenda at all in fact, fantastic community, a lot of civil discourse. zombienomiconbroadcastingApr 2017 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Diaspora

    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.

    • Diaspora is a Facebook alternative, it's not Twitter-like velnemedOct 2017 • 10 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Diaspora makes great use of hashtags, and has a large user base with many established instances. It also allows a person to have an account there but connect across other platforms like GNUSocial, Friendica and Hubzilla Guest • Apr 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • because you can type what you want and they won't ban you for it! Guest • Sep 2017 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Tumblr

    Micro-blogging. Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your browser, phone, desktop, email, or wherever...

    • Great place for photographers and graphic artists AndrewSB49May 2016 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Tumblr is a picture sharing site. Not a micro-blogging service like Twitter and Gab. Guest • Mar 2017 • 9 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Tumblr is a full blogging website, not a micro-blogging website. Guest • Apr 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • tumblr is a pic sharing site and it is infested with SJW, its owner/editors are always pushing an agenda. zombienomiconbroadcastingApr 2017 • 8 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • GNU social

    GNU social is a continuation of the StatusNet project. It is social communication software for both public and private...

    • It is very similar to twitter, but it is decentralized. In many instances the character count is higher which is nice. godisinthewindApr 2017 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Twister

    twister is the fully decentralized P2P (Peer-to-peer) microblogging platform leveraging from the free software implementations of Bitcoin and BitTorrent protocols.

    • The problem is that Twitter does not preserve your privacy when you Tweet. Firstly, all your connections, who you follow and what you like or retweet is used as a way of profiling you. Secondly, all information about you can be subpoenad very easily. Twister is an alternative that does preserve your privacy and distributes info in a way that isn't centralized for one person/company to give away to others. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Patchwork

    A decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB).

    • Patchwork is a decentralized messaging platform where your computer networks have the same topology as your social networks. Guest • Nov 2016 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Patchwork the p2p social network is actively used and growing fast. The "Patchwork" client is being replaced by newer clients, like patchwork-next. ktornMar 2017 Disagree   Agree

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  • Libertree

    Libertree is free, libre, open-source software which is intended to provide a way for people to create their own social network. Libertree social networks can be free...

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  • Musteus

    A social media for a user friendly communication. You can crate in your profile different topics/terms which your follower can follow. All the posts have a reach of...

    • Whit his system of tags for categories, its a good alternative for searching interests to follow. Guest • Jan 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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Comment by MaciNoc
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easy to use

Comment by laurabrown
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Even with changes made over time the software is still simple to use at it's core, type and enter.


it's fine

Comment by sebastiandowny
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it's a diary for some people...


Timeline changes

Comment by 11009723
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Today Twitter added the feature that puts important tweets up top and it's opt-in, i.e. not mandatory and disabled by default :)


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It's fun to talk about yourself, even when nobody's listening. :P

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Who would've thought that 140-character tweets are so addictive!