Mastodon is a Free and Open Source federated social network, made with a focus on more personal interaction.
Mastodon vs Twitter opinions
Many people are moving to mastodon due to being centralised the Twitter basket with eggs is beginning to crack.
It is a great alternative because, unlike Twitter, it is: Ad-free, Uncensored, Decentralized, Open source and Privacy focused.
A great tool to chat like IRC and Discord, but nothing like a traditional social network like Twitter itself.
I like at as a Twitter replaser because it does te same but better
Free of talking not buried with the algorithms no restriction completely freed.
Mastodon feels like Twitter, but friendlier people without an algorithm, so you don't get addicted to Mastodon.
The connection with other people is greater then anywhere else I’ve been on the internet.
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.
Gab is less moderated compared to other social networks and could be offensive to some people
Gab vs Twitter opinions
Gab caters more to an alt-right audience, and in no way values the speech of its opponents.
Free. No commercials. No shadow banning or censorship of Views.
It's dominated by far-right racists from the USA. No sufficient Moderation
Its not a twitter alt, just a hate site.
Without censorship. Unfortunately, there is so little people using it.
It's great for free speech and not controlled by big tech.
Gab is a solid social network, whereas twitter and facebook censor information Gab does the opposite, it lets the user decide what is relevant to them and effectively does not treat their user base like five year olds.
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.
Minds vs Twitter opinions
It'a FB, Twitter and youtube rolled into one.
I can do everything on Minds I can do on Twitter with no censorship!
More like Facebook than Twitter.
Minds is equally secured, zero tolerance to spammers
Got kicked out recently... no reason why, cannot login, password recovery does not work and won't be able to use the same @ if willing to sign up again because it is "already taken". This looks to me like if my account has been stolen in some way a couple of months ago but I am not able to get it back again since help is just not working. Too bad.
some posts are from Minds + Users - to see them you need a Minds + Account, wich is not free.
I have been on Minds.com since the beginning.
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 vs Twitter opinions
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
decentralized and easy to use
Diaspora is a Facebook alternative, it's not Twitter-like
Diaspora is a network, not a single service. You can run your own service ("pod"), and still follow users from other pods in the network, and like and comment on their posts.
because you can type what you want and they won't ban you for it!
not a micro blogging site.
Pixelfed is an image sharing platform with focus on Privacy, Safety and Security, an ethical alternative to centralized platforms like Instagram. Federated, Ad-Free, No algorithms, No 3rd party analytics or tracking. Can run on your own server.
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.
Pleroma vs Twitter opinions
A light-weight decentralized alternative for microblogging.
Pleroma is part of the OStatus fediverse and the ActivityPub fediverse. Your service is only one out of many, and you can interact with users running SocialHome, Mastodon, Pleroma, PixelFed, PeerTube and other services, and like and comment on their content. If you don't like how your service is run, you can run your own and still be part of the same networks.
Interface similar to Twitter, interacts with the Fediverse, better moderation tools than Mastodon.
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.
GNU social vs Twitter opinions
It is very similar to twitter, but it is decentralized. In many instances the character count is higher which is nice.
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'.
Friendica vs Twitter opinions
Designed after the Facebook-style model, not microblogging
Friendica is part of the OStatus fediverse, the ActivityPub fediverse and the Diaspora Federation. Your service is only one out of many, and you can interact with users running Diaspora, SocialHome, Mastodon, Pleroma, PixelFed, PeerTube and other services, and like and comment on their content. If you don't like how your service is run, you can run your own and still be part of the same networks.
Hubzilla is a powerful platform for creating interconnected based websites featuring a decentralised identity, communications, and permissions framework built using common webserver technology. Hubzilla is very suitable for communities (of any size).
A decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB).Discontinued
Patchwork v3.18.1 was the last release.It is no longer in development since May 2021. Furthermore, the GitHub repository was archived.
Patchwork vs Twitter opinions
Patchwork is a decentralized messaging platform where your computer networks have the same topology as your social networks.
Patchwork the p2p social network is actively used and growing fast. The "Patchwork" client is being replaced by newer clients, like patchwork-next.
this is a healthy community space