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  • Gab icon

    Gab

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

    Freemium Web Android

    • GAB does not censor free speech, but instead allows users to mute users/ content themselves. Superior to corporate censorship. Guest • Mar 2017 • 9 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Larger character limit and no corporate censorship. Guest • Mar 2017 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free. No commercials. No shadow banning or censorship of Views. bernieshowalterMar 2017 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Better overall design and freedom from censors. Guest • Mar 2017 • 3 agrees and 2 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 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GAB does not engage in any censorship. It is a beacon of free speech. iceblockApr 2017 • 3 agrees and 3 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 • 2 agrees and 2 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 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Gab is for micro-blogging, like Twitter, but free speech oriented. getterdonApr 2017 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GAB supports and stands for free speech. It is increasingly becoming a very lonely company in that regard. GAB is the future. Silicon Valley censors are the past. aquinasjohnpaulMar 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Longer posts (300 characters). Not SJW-converged. Guest • Mar 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 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 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • no censorship! better community than mastodon. Guest • Jul 2017 • 0 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Minds icon

    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...

    Free Open Source Web Android iPhone

    • I can do everything on Minds I can do on Twitter with no censorship! MindMunitionMar 2017 • 5 agrees and 0 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 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free speech and includes many facebook and youtube features on one platform paulking1Mar 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It'a FB, Twitter and youtube rolled into one. samclarkApr 2017 • 2 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 0 disagrees 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 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Diaspora icon

    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.

    Free Open Source Linux Web BSD Self-Hosted Ruby

    • Diaspora is a Facebook alternative, it's not Twitter-like velnemedOct 2017 • 1 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 Disagree   Agree
    • because you can type what you want and they won't ban you for it! Guest • Sep 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Tumblr icon

    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...

    Free Web Android iPhone Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

    • Tumblr is a picture sharing site. Not a micro-blogging service like Twitter and Gab. Guest • Mar 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Great place for photographers and graphic artists AndrewSB49May 2016 • 2 agrees and 0 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 • 4 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Facebook icon

    Facebook

    Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with...

    Free Web Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

    • Facebook isn't a micro-blogging platform. Guest • Apr 2017 • 9 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Facebook isn't about microblogging. It's not about what's happening "right now". velnemedOct 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Mastodon icon

    Mastodon

    Mastodon is a decentralized microblogging engine, an alternative implementation of the Gnu Social project. FEATURES - Free and open-source.

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

    • 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 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Mastodon feels like really like Twitter, minus the bad moderation. velnemedOct 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 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 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Gnu Social icon

    Gnu Social

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

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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    • It is very similar to twitter, but it is decentralized. In many instances the character count is higher which is nice. godisinthewindApr 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Friendica icon

    Friendica

    Friendica is a distributed social network application which runs on commodity hosting platforms - PHP/MySQL/Apache. (If you can install Drupal or Wordpress you can...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD Self-Hosted PHP

  • Twister icon

    Twister

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • 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 Disagree   Agree
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    Patchwork

    It's better than email because: - Private messages are end-to-end encrypted, always. - You have to follow somebody to get messages from them, so you won't...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Patchwork is a decentralized messaging platform where your computer networks have the same topology as your social networks. Guest • Nov 2016 • 1 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
  • Libertree icon

    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...

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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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...

    Free Web Android iPhone iPad

    • Whit his system of tags for categories, its a good alternative for searching interests to follow. Guest • Jan 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

Twitter Comments

Comment by laurabrown
about Twitter · Jul 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

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

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it's fine

Comment by sebastiandowny
about Twitter · May 2016 · Helpful Not helpful

it's a diary for some people...

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Timeline changes

Comment by 11009723
about Twitter · Feb 2016 · Helpful Not helpful

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

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/10/twitters-timeline-option-puts-important-tweets-up-top/

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Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Twitter · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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

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Comment by arahman56
about Twitter · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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

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