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ServiceURLTopologyCirclesCommunitiesCollectionsPublic PostingAnonymityEdit PostsComments"Likes"Ease of UseSearchDownloadable BackupEvent CalendarPrivacy ControlsImage HostingCustomizableVideo Hosting2FACostMobile-friendlyMobile AppModerator ToolsTaggingService OwnershipSoftware LicenseContent OwnershipSpeech PoliciesAdsFediverseNotes
storage limits
private messaging
zero knowledge encryption
profit sharing
can run your own node
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Bloggerhttps://www.blogger.com/centralizedFollowersTagsYesyesYesYesReactionsVeryyesyesintegrated with Google Calendaryesthrough Google PhotosYesThrough YoutubeFree and or paid domain hostingyesyesyesyesGoogleYes
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Cakehttps://www.cake.cocentralized
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Diasporahttps://diasporafoundation.org/

https://pluspora.com (a Diaspora pod for G+ expatriates)
federatedYes: "aspects"No (but can subscribe to hashtags)tags - but work differently from G+ collections

hashtagging
YesNoYesYes (OP only, not comments - subscribes you to notifications on post)NoUsers and hashtagsYesNoYes, & real name not neededYes (OP only, not comments)
4MByte limit on images
NoNo, at least not pluspora. Others might?Free if using common pods, cost of server to host pod if notMobile browser works wellSome but not good onesNoYesPod owner has access to all your dataFreeNoYesYou can self-host your own pod. You can export your data but there's no practical import or pod migration, see issue https://github.com/diaspora/diaspora/issues/908. Partial imports of connections may be available.

"Pluspora" is one specific node of "Diaspora*" which is a distributed
network. *There are mobile apps available for Android and iOS, but
they're basically wrappers for the mobile site. Can't block users. ActivityPub not available.
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Discorddiscordapp.comcentralizedyesYes (friend groups, servers)Hashtagging (for channels only), channelsyesYesYesNo (but technically yes)YesUsers, roles, what people said, friendsyeswith bots, yesyesyesyesyesFree, but there is Nitro about $6USD / mo.yesyesyesowner/admin of servermoderatenonoDiscord is a chat that, in a way, is "social media". it was originally used for gamers, along with free and easy voice chat, but now has evolved into a large community of servers, including gamig ones and non-gaming ones.
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Dreamwidthhttps://www.dreamwidth.org/centralizedYES: "filters"YestagsYesComments only. OpenID allows commenting and subscription, but not posting.YesYesNoYesPaid accounts onlyYes, by month or completely - XML or CSV formatsMini-calendar onlyYesYes, 500MB limitYesNo (embedding from other sites permitted)Free
Paid ($35 per year)
Premium ($50 per year)
Not very. Works with mobile browser, but Android autosuggest doesn't work.NoYesYesPrivate - former LiveJournal staffers (US-based).
All content (posts and comments) is owned by the content creator.
Generous. Local laws apply.
NoNoA fork of LiveJournal with US owners and enlightened speech policies. Accepts RSS and Atom feeds for reading on-site, past 14 days only.
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Ellohttps://ello.cocentralizedNoKind of; but more like "repurposed" individual accounts though. Community accounts are currently being highlighted by Ello management.NoYesYou can sign up using just an email address and specify only a username & nothing else...YesYesYes; HeartsKinda, yeah; it's pretty simple to get a grasp on imo...Yeah, kinda, including full-text, but not very robust... search operators non-existent, causes multi-word queries to be processed as if OR searchesYes but text only, in the form of a JSON archive fileNoYeah kinda; you can set your account to be fully public or to be visible to only logged-in Ello users. Nothing like Twitter "locked" accounts.YesNoNo (embedding from other sites permitted)FreeYes, but significantly not as robust as the desktop websiteiOS and Android apps, but again not very robustNo; but blocking & muting pretty much works, kinda...YesEllo, PBC (Public Benefit Corporation; privately held)Hard policy against hate speech, but allows full frontal nudity photos as long as self-marked as NSFWNoNo
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Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/centralizedYes: Friend ListsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNot reallyYesYesUSD 3 / monthYesZuckerbergRestrictiveYesI only included this one for the sake of completeness.yes, but FB can read themnonono
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Forum Softwarehttps://www.drupal.org/
https://www.phpbb.com/
https://www.vbulletin.com/
centralizedNoYesYesYesOld schoolUsuallyYesUsuallyyesFree software but requires hostingMostly Open source. Some chargeableDepends on site's T&CsDrupal, phpB, vBulletin are the main software sources. There are other small players.
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Friendicahttps://friendi.ca/federatedYes: "groups"Yes (advanced user type)
Note: While non-Friendica federated users can subscribe to Forums and read and comment on posts, only Friendica users appear to be able to make posts directly to Forums.
Friendica forums with "soap-box" mode? However, forums are clumsy to create, may not be practical.YesYesYes, and editableYes (posts and comments)Intuitive with embedded helpWorks well even globallyYesYes, but not part of federationYesyesYesyesFree, or cost of server to self-hostYesYes (though not very good)YesYesOpen SourceUser controlledNoYesCan overlap with Diaspora*, Hubzilla and many others
Comes with plug-ins (node-specific) for integration with WordPress, Google+ and several others. includes multiple addons including XMPP. Import only possible for contacts, not for posts or other data.
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Gabhttps://gab.ai/homecentralizedNoyes (groups)only via hashtagsYesyesyesUp and DownvotesYesYes, but not very good
Hashtags
YesNoMute
Real name not needed
yesnoYes
https://gab.ai/tv
Free + premiumyesAndroid (not in store)yesCommercialUncompromising Free speechNo
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Google Groupshttps://groups.google.comcentralizedYesYesYesYesyesFreeYesBuilt on top of email, NNTP with a web interface.
This is Google's portal to Usenet, an early core element of the internet. However, groups created via the Google Groups site may not be included in Usenet. (PM)
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Google PluscentralizedYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes (except for that recent bug)YesYesYesUSD 25 / monthyesYesYesYesGoogleUnclearNoTen months left, and counting...no
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Groups.iohttps://groups.io/YesYes, as repliesYesModerate, should not be too hard for those who have used listservs, Yahoo Groups or Google Groups
Yes, and has hashtagsYesI think so. You can post pics in email to the group or in the Photos section of the group page. Can create albums in the Photos section.
Free + premium
YesI don't think soGroups.io was launched by Mark Fletcher and is operated from Portola Valley, California, United States. Mark Fletcher founded
egroups back in the 1990s which after various takeovers became Yahoogroups

Nohttps://www.crunchbase.com/organization/groupsioYes
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Hubzillahttps://project.hubzilla.org/page/hubzilla/hubzilla-projectfederated with full mirroringYes: "groups"Yes, via "channels" (pseudo user type)via hashtags (and channels)YesYesYesYesModerate
YesYesYesYesYesYesFree, or cost of server to self-hostYesOpen SourceUser controlledNoYes"Nomadic Profiles" -- you can move your data and (Hubzilla) social connections from server to server without losing them. Supports ActivityPub: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ActivityPub, can connect with other federated networks
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idhttps://www.sol.enterprises/ask-for/softwaredecentralized/federatednetworksbetter group data managementlabelsYes.Yes.flexible threadingplus / minusgreatdetailedUsers can store any of their data on their computers and copy to their computers whatever data they haven't stored there yet. The goal is that a user's data are available to them all the time.superiorUsers can grant data rights precisely.Users can store any amounts of data.more than many programsUsers can store any amounts of data.USD 17 / monthYes.includedIt's designed differently. Discuss such features and we'll provide!powerfulWe conclude with you agreements through which we make you owners of this service to the extent legal in your country.It's easy to write "free". We'd like to not interfere with your data. We'll discuss this continuously with you, so that there is always a public agreement on how we must support your data management.No!Subscribers may participate in making decisions e.g. about the design.
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LiveJournalhttps://www.livejournal.com/centralizedYES: "filters"YestagsYesYesYesNoYesFreeRussianRestrictiveYes
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Mastodonhttps://joinmastodon.org/federatedNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoYesno media embedding - youtube, spotify etc.
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MeWehttps://mewe.com/centralized.? No*Yesno - but has tagging, and Groups settings can mimic behaviorNo*YesYesYesYes, through emoticonsYesYes, but won't see any posts without adding people to contactsYesYesYes
Real name requested
Yes - 8Gb for free limitYes - 8GB limit for freeBasic Free. Storage above 8Gb available for purchase. Fee for chatYesYesYesVenture CapitalFree SpeechNo8GB My Cloud Storage Free then $5 for 50GB etc. Education groups get Pro for free. Note: posts on MeWe cannot be linked to or shared outside MeWe. They cannot be emailed, and they cannot be bookmarked. This is a problem if sharing your posts widely is a concern for you.8GBEncrypted and fee based.yes, in paid tiernono
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Mighty Networksgoogle-rewritten.mn.coTopicsYesYesYesYesNoYesYesUSD 39 / monthYes.Yes. MightyNetworksYesYes. TopicsMightyNetworks & Ms.BonnieNone
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Mindshttps://www.minds.com/centralized blockchainNoyes (groups)hashtagsYesYesYesUp and DownvotesYesYes, but not very good
Hashtags
noNoBlock
Real name not needed
yesnoYesnoFree + premium + they pay youyesAndroid and web browseryes, but limitedyesCommercial Open SourceUncompromising Free speechContent boostingShare posts with Twitter & Facebook or copy & paste url provided.no limitsyesyesyesyes
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MySpacehttps://myspace.com/Doe anyone even use this still?no
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Nextdoorhttps://nextdoor.com/centralizedYesCommunication (et al) is limited by physical proximity. Only useful for your AFK neighborhood.
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Quipler.comhttps://quipler.com/centralized yes: Channels. Turn on only what you want to seeYesYesYesYeson par with google+Yes - very comprehensiveCurrently available on request. User-activated coming soonYesYes - Incredibly detailedYessomewhatNo - not yetFreeYes.NoYesYesCommercialFreeNoPull-content only. You turn on channels to see what's in there, nobody can ever push content to you.

Influencers curate Qubes that are collecions of content on specific subjects.
Qube curators have to be verified (no fakes).
Qubes can have shops where curators can place products that are relevant to the Qube. (e.g. where to get something they're reviewing or what you need to do th DIY project they're describing etc.)

Comprehensive search of everything in the network of Qubes makes Quipler an effective "portal" to only that which you choose to view on the internet. Your own personal view of the Internet, completely under your control.
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Reddithttps://www.reddit.com/YesYesYes (and dislikes)YesYesI've found the culture on Reddit to be pretty vicious.
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RSS-enabled blog + RSS feed reader (aka "good old internet")https://feedly.com/
many others
federatedYes (grouping feeds in reader)NoYes (following individual categories or tags of a specific blog)YesYes (depending on blog)YesYesvia Google SearchYesvia PluginYesYes
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Scuttlebutthttps://www.scuttlebutt.nz/decentralized p2pFollowsChannelsYesYesYesYes, repliesYesPretty goodYesYesNoYesYes, open sourceFreeWIPN/AYesOpen SourceNoMain client is called patchwork: https://github.com/ssbc/patchwork
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SimplyCirclewww.simplycircle.comPretty goodYes, can be wonkyOf member list onlyYesYesFree and premiumYesYesYes, slightly clunkyElena Krasnoperova
Founder and CEO
Nohttps://www.crunchbase.com/organization/simplycircleYes
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SOLAhttps://sola.foundation/
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Solidhttps://solid.inrupt.com
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Steemithttps://steemit.com
https://busy.org/
https://steempeak.com
decentralized blockchainNoNoonly via hashtagsYesonly for 7 daysyesUp and DownvotesDepends on site usedYes, but not very good
Hashtags
NoNoMute
Real name not needed
yes, via IPFS
https://alpha.steepshot.io
different sites to chooseyes, via IPFS
https://d.tube
Free + crypto currencyyesMutlipe Android apps for different purpousesDownvotes & low reputation hides contentyesCommercial Open Source
Data visible on blockchain
Free speech, loss of reputation by downvotesContent boostingMutiple specialised websites avaiable:
• Audio Blog: https://dsound.audio
• Video Blog: https://d.tube
• Photo Blog: https://alpha.steepshot.io
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Tildeshttps://tildes.netcentralizedNoNoForumsNoYes (pseudonyms allowed)YesYesUpvotes, flagsGoodYes No?NoNo?NoNoNoFreeYes (Web)NoN/AYesCommunity / Open SourceForum-oriented site (similar to Reddit). Small, still private beta, but planned public in November 2018.
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Twitterhttps://twitter.comcentralizedListsYesNoYesFreeYesYes
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VEROhttps://www.vero.co/CentralizedYesNoYes, but they don't work the same as on G+YesYesYesYesYes, only for posts, not commentsYes. Mix of G+, Instagram, and FacebookYesYesNoYes, real name not needed only a phone number for verification purposesYes, unlimitedOnly your stream, you can choose to see all posts or as 'collections' aka posts only of one category at a timeYesFreeYes, Android and iOSYesPrivately owned by Ayman HaririFree speechNONo https://verohelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us for any questions and https://www.vero.co/vero-manifesto/ to read what the app is about
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Wordpresshttps://wordpress.com/Centralized. Unless you run your own.Categories that are user definedyesyesYesYesYesveryyesyesyesyes YesYesno Free on wordpress.org, otherwise paidYes.yesyesyesCommercial
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