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Zap Alternatives

Zap is described as 'open source decentralised social network with more privacy and less drama. Supports Zap and ActivityPub, starting with the latest release from 2019-09-22' and is a Social Network in the social & communications category. There are seven alternatives to Zap for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, Linux, BSD and Android. The best alternative is Diaspora, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zap are Friendica, GNU social, Hubzilla and pump.io.

Zap alternatives are mainly Social Networks but may also be Microblogs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Zap.
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  1. Diaspora icon

    Diaspora

    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Ruby
    158 alternatives to Diaspora 

    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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    1.  DecentralizedDiaspora is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedDiaspora is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  No TrackingDiaspora will not track you or use your personal data.
    4.  Support for ActivityPubDiaspora support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    5.  Support for MarkDownDiaspora supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Friendica

    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • PHP
    153 alternatives to Friendica 

    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*, Pump.io and StatusNet into their 'newsfeed'.

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    1.  DecentralizedFriendica is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedFriendica is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Support for ActivityPubFriendica support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
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    GNU social

    • Self-Hosted
    115 alternatives to GNU social 

    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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    1.  DecentralizedGNU social is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Ad-freeGNU social doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    Screenshot of a GNU social website with Swedish localization.
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    Hubzilla

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    96 alternatives to Hubzilla 

    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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    1.  DecentralizedHubzilla is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Support for ActivityPubHubzilla support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    3.  Calendar IntegrationHubzilla lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
    4.  Privacy focusedHubzilla is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Ad-freeHubzilla doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  5. pump.io

    • Self-Hosted
    • Node.JS
    42 alternatives to pump.io 

    A stream server that does most of what people really want from a social network.

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    Libertree

    • Self-Hosted
    95 alternatives to Libertree 

    Libertree is free, libre, open-source software which is intended to provide a way for people to create their own social network. Libertree social networks can be free from commercial influence and manifestation, such as behaviour tracking, user profiling, advertising, data...

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    Discontinued

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

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    Minus

    139 alternatives to Minus 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeMinus doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  No TrackingMinus will not track you or use your personal data.
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