Twitter Alternatives

    As a social network infamous for its strict character limits on posts and feeds that update in real-time, Twitter has grown into one of the most ubiquitous social networks and websites on the entire Internet, used as a source for communication and news alike.

    It’s easy to see why, considering its easy to use and understand user interface and availability on the most popular platforms. Its popularization of hashtags and trends make you feel like you're participating in a global conversation.

    It's hard to match the platform availability that Twitter has, but it's been met with criticism on its policies in regard to what can and cannot be discussed. There are alternatives to Twitter that highlight free speech, as well as those that are decentralized in order to ensure impartiality and total user control.

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 13, 2021

    • A decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB).
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Twitter.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Gu
      Patchwork is a decentralized messaging platform where your computer networks have the same topology as your social networks.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago 4 users agree

      kt
      Patchwork the p2p social network is actively used and growing fast. The "Patchwork" client is being replaced by newer clients, like patchwork-next.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago 1 users agree

      borysn89836169
      this is a healthy community space
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

    • twister is the fully decentralized P2P (Peer-to-peer) microblogging platform leveraging from the free software implementations of Bitcoin and BitTorrent protocols.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Twitter.

      Discontinued

      The project is dead.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      JohnFastman326725
      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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      Positive comment • more than a year ago 2 users agree and 1 doesn't



    • Known is a simple platform for publishing words, pictures, podcasts and more to a site that you control.
    • Ello is a simple, beautiful, ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Twitter.
    • 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...
      • Free • Open Source
      • Online
      • Android
    • a decent(ralised) secure gossip platform
      sea-slang for gossip - a scuttlebutt is basically a watercooler on a ship.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Patchwork
    • Social network for indie blogs.
      • Freemium
      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Gu
      Micro.blog is designed to minimize bullying and the kind of pile on hysteria one sees on Twitter and other social networks. People actually write replies rather than just clicking Like or Retweet, which makes for a more thoughtful interaction.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

    • Chttr.co is a social network with 1. openness — everything is public 2. effortless discussions 3. sensible line on free speech.
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      • Free
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
    • Flote is a social network without big tech censorship and vague community guidelines.
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      • Free
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      Gu
      This is a fantastic free speech alternative to Twitter for voluntaryists and anyone who loves Bitcoin, freedom, and hates censorship. Awesome community.
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      Positive comment • 3 days ago