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Alternative to Facebook
Here Facebook has been in the news recently for very negative reasons if fears about the security of your private information make you reconsider your alternative to Facebook.
Here are alternatives to Facebook social media platforms that you may want to try.
- Diaspora was created in 2010 as a straight alternative to the centralized business mega-giant that Facebook was becoming.
- The Diaspora is based on decentralization, freedom, and privacy.
- The platform comprises many different networks, called pods, created by users using the free Diaspora software. You can create a new group or join an open one to join Diaspora.
- There is no centralized server, for-profit provider, or advertisements. Finest of all, users retain ownership of their data.
- Vero has been around since 2015, but recently it has taken a big take off, going from just 200k to more than 3 million users thanks in large part to a limited-time offer of free lifetime membership.
- The campaign was so successful that, by April 2018, it had been extended indefinitely. However, the service plans to return to paid subscriptions at some point.
- A subscription facility, Vero’s main selling points are ad-free and do not order your timeline using algorithms.
- Unfortunately, Vero is also only available in app form and requires you to use your phone number here to sign up.
- Created in share by a former Facebook executive but future acquired by a company in South Korea, Path was initially designed to help users focus on quality communication with a small group of close connections rather than trying to maximize their number.
- Of friends”. Unfortunately, however, Path has had some similar issues as Facebook with data protection in the past.
- Since then, the limit of just 50 and 150 contacts have been removing. However, Path is still considered a more intimate social media alternative.
- It is also wholly app-based, which is not to some people’s liking.
- Ello is marketing as an ad-free alternative to Facebook and promises never to sell its users’ data.
- It hadn’t made it to the mainstream, but it gained significant interest in 2014 when Facebook enforced its real-name policy.
- It is a desirable alternative for creative-minded artists, photographers, and others with minimal design and content. However, it lacks a private user-to-user chat feature and other useful Facebook features.
- Launched in 2016, MeWe is relatively new to the social media scene. With the hashtag # Not4Sale, MeWe is a clone similar to Facebook but more significant data security.
- With numerous of the same features as Facebook, the biggest complaint from users seems to be the lack of other members.
- Minds is a somewhat anti-establishment Facebook clone. The network is gearing towards uncensored freedom of expression.
- New users can take benefit of the “migrate from Facebook” feature. Savvy users can also generate income through social media by getting monthly support for monetized posts and sharing ads.
- If you’re more attentive in connecting with your local community than building a global network of contacts, Nextdoor would be a great social network to join.
- But unfortunately, it is not yet available in Canada.
8. Niche networks
- There are also sufficiently niche social networks for people interesting in career and hobby-related social media.
- For example, Musical.ly is a place for music fans, Digg is a channel for news addicts, and DeviantArt is a forum for artists and art lovers, to name a few.
- Other niche networks are age-orienting. Snabbo, also known as the Baby Boomers Only social network, is self-explanatory.
- Parents may want to check out Lego Life. It’s an Instagram-style app for kids under 13, designed to prepare them for real social media as they grow older.