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.
- Plurk is a social journal for your life.
- Have a profile! Ask your friends and followers to pay compliments and post complaints on your profile and consider yourself as Angel or Devil.
- Amino is a social network where people can join communities for their favorite topics / fandoms and make friends.
- A forever evolving, sophisticated microblogging platform.
- WSID.com is a Q&A social networking site that aids decision-making with real-time polls and allows users to ask "What Should I Do?".
- Woddal is social network that allows people with similar interests to come together and share information, photos and videos.
- [Pillowfort is currently in closed beta with over 40,000 users. Everyone who donates $5 or more will get a registration key (or keys) to create an account on the site]
- A stream server that does most of what people really want from a social network.
- FutureNet is a modern and innovative social networking site connecting over 1,5 million users around the world, where everyone earns.
- Libertree is free, libre, open-source software which is intended to provide a way for people to create their own social network.