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.
- A decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB).
- twister is the fully decentralized P2P (Peer-to-peer) microblogging platform leveraging from the free software implementations of Bitcoin and BitTorrent protocols.
- 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.
- 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...
- Used to be called Sgrouples, now its MeWe offered by the company Sgrouples Inc.
- a decent(ralised) secure gossip platform
sea-slang for gossip - a scuttlebutt is basically a watercooler on a ship.
- Social network for indie blogs.
- Chttr.co is a social network with 1. openness — everything is public 2. effortless discussions 3. sensible line on free speech.
- Flote is a social network without big tech censorship and vague community guidelines.