Open Source Twitter Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Twitter is Gab, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Twitter and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Twitter are Mastodon (Free, Open Source), Minds (Freemium, Open Source), Diaspora (Free, Open Source) and PixelFed (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 8, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Online
      • gevent
      • Self-Hosted
      • Messagepack
      • Python
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      • ZeroNet
      ZeroMe - Social network for the distributed P2P network zeroNet

      Eventual common source code: https://github.com/HelloZeroNet/ZeroMe

      Accessible from HTTP proxy: https://bit.no.com:43110/1MeFqFfFFGQfa1J3gJyYYUvb5Lksczq7nH
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      twister is the fully decentralized P2P (Peer-to-peer) microblogging platform leveraging from the free software implementations of Bitcoin and BitTorrent protocols.

      Discontinued

      The project is dead.

      Twister vs Twitter opinions
      Most users think Twister is a great alternative to Twitter.
      JohnFastman 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Android
      Okuna (formerly Openbook) is an open-source, zero tracking, zero spying, zero advertisement, secure social network that gives 30% of it's revenue towards making the world a better place, now and forever.
    1. 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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      Most users think Identi.ca is a great alternative to Twitter.
    2. Misskey is a decentralized microblogging platform born on Earth. Since it exists within the Fediverse (a universe where various social media platforms are organized), it is mutually linked with other social media platforms such as...
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      Misskey vs Twitter opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      clacke_ Misskey is part of 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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      • F-Droid
      • Twitter
      A free, open-source Twitter client for Android and iOS.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Patchwork
      Scuttlebutt is a protocol on which many different kinds of apps can be built. As for the social network, there are many clients, just like there are many Twitter clients. It doesn't really matter which one you use. They're all talking on the same network.
    3. Post something and your followers see it. You can post almost anything that can be represented with activity streams -- short or long text, bookmarks, images, video, audio, events, geo checkins. You can follow friends, create lists of people, and so on.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Libertree is free, libre, open-source software which is intended to provide a way for people to create their own social network.

      Discontinued

      Has not been updated since 2015. Source: https://github.com/Libertree/libertree

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      Decentralized Borderless Voluntary Nation (DBVN).
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