Twitter isn’t public anymore and flooded with bots. Facebook is a parasocial mess fuelling flamewars, conspiratorial thinking and distrust. The only good thing is that it has moderation which the open variants below more or less lack.

the fediverse

activitypub - federated social media

extensive list of platforms notable:

activitypub hugo integration

As uses hugo, activitypub integration would be great. potentially more flexible then epicyon.

hypercore - mit distributed ledger protocol

scuttlebutt - simple offline first social media

offline first platform => => =>

Once you follow, whenever you are online and connected to a friend of a friend, or say, a pub your friend also connects to, it’ll download the posts.

To follow someone directly, you can search the cypherlink. That said, both Noisebridge and are pretty active pubs that can help you get connected with people and download activity.


twtxt - plain text simple federated social media


“Briar is a messaging app designed for activists, journalists, and anyone else who needs a safe, easy and robust way to communicate. Unlike traditional messaging apps, Briar doesn’t rely on a central server - messages are synchronized directly between the users’ devices. If the internet’s down, Briar can sync via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, keeping the information flowing in a crisis. If the internet’s up, Briar can sync via the Tor network, protecting users and their relationships from surveillance.”


technically gemini capsules aren’t decentral by default, but there projects orient towards activitypub or other decentral networks. Somebody should build an activitypub for gemini, although with second thought - twtxt can fulfill that role. Also one can use or make a gem feedreader. Gemini deals primarily with the presentation layer.

gemini frontend to the fediverse (mastodon and pleroma)

issues surrounding gemini: