9 Decentralized, P2P and Open Source Alternatives to Mainstream Social Media Platforms Like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Reddit

Open source and decentralized social networks

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1. Minds

Alternative to: Facebook and YouTube
Features: Open Source code base, Blockchain
Self-host: No

2. Aether

Alternative to: Reddit
Features: Open Source, P2P
Self-host: No

Aether Reddit Alternative

3. Mastodon

Alternative to: Twitter
Features: Open Source, Decentralized
Self-host: Yes

Mastodon

4. LBRY

Alternative to: YouTube
Features: Open Source, Decentralized, Blockchain
Self-host: No

LBRY inreface

5. KARMA

Alternative to: Instagram
Features: Decentralized, Blockchain
Self-host: No

Blockchain based Instagram alternative Karma App

6. Peertube

Alternative to: YouTube
Features: Decentralized, P2P
Self-host: No

Peertube Federation Multiplicity

7. Diaspora

Alternative to: Facebook
Features: Decentralized, Open Source
Self-host: Yes

8. Dtube

Alternative to: YouTube
Features: Decentralized, Blockchain
Self-host: No

Dtube

9. Signal

Alternative to: WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger
Features: Open Source
Self-host: No

Signal Messenger ScreenShot

What else?

There are some other platforms that are not open source or decentralized, but they respect your privacy and free speech.

  • MeWe: Alternative to Facebook
  • Voice: Alternative to Medium

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