Zap Alternatives

    Zap is described as 'open source decentralised social network with more privacy and less drama' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are seven alternatives to Zap for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, BSD, Linux and Ruby. The best alternative is Diaspora, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zap are Friendica (Free, Open Source), GNU social (Free, Open Source), Hubzilla (Free, Open Source) and (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 8, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. 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*, and StatusNet into their 'newsfeed'.
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    3. 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.
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    4. 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).
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    5. 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
      • Self-Hosted
      Libertree is free, libre, open-source software which is intended to provide a way for people to create their own social network.


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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Minus is a finite social network where you get 100 posts—for life. While you can reply to a post as often as you like, every time you add to the feed, it subtracts from your lifetime total. When you reach 0 posts left, that’s it. No exceptions.
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