Everyone is leaving Twitter: 9 alternatives to the social network that has fallen out of favor

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Becoming the full owner of Twitter, Elon Musk immediately set about large-scale reforms. However, many famous people and large companies took hostility to these changes and began to massively delete their accounts and look for alternatives, according to Ren.

Everyone is leaving Twitter: 9 alternatives to a social network that has fallen out of favor

Photo: IStockModel Gigi Hadid, writer Stephen King and actress Whoopi Goldberg have already announced their departure from the social network.

“With new leadership, Twitter is becoming more and more like a cesspool of hatred and bigotry. This is not a place I want to be a part of”,” Gigi Hadid wrote on social media.

Writer/producer Shonda Rhimes also said goodbye to her millions of followers on Twitter immediately after Musk's arrival. “Whatever Elon has planned, I'm not involved in it. Bye & # 8221;, – wrote the creator of the series & # 8220; Grey's Anatomy & # 8221;, & # 8220; How to get away with murder & # 8221; and “Inventing Anna”.

Alternatives

Post

After Elon Musk bought Twitter, users are actively looking for alternatives to microblogging, reports Dev.

The complexity of a decentralized social network leaves a lot of room for other alternatives. Former Waze CEO Noam Bardeen is developing his version of Twitter's replacement, the social network Post.

The project is based on the idea of ​​creating a public space for discussing ideas, which is described as “a social platform for real people, real news and civil conversations”.

“Remember when social media was fun, introduced you to big ideas and cool people, and really made you smarter? Remember when they didn't waste your time and make you angry or bored? When could you disagree with someone without threats or insults? We want to bring it back with Post,” the developers of the product describe on the social networking site.

Post supports posts of any length and the ability to comment, like, share and repost content. That is, the basic capabilities of any modern social network. Here you can buy individual articles from well-known news outlets, read them without going to their websites, and provide feedback to content authors.

The developers note that the network “will oppose any attempt by the government to censor speeches on the platform”, but also “enforce the rules, which we plan to strictly adhere to through content moderation with the help of our community.” The Post will be able to write and share “messages of any length”, as well as chat and tip content creators.

The Post is now invite-only, with over 122,000 users in the queue. This is partly due to the fact that the service is still under development and does not have full functionality.

To try the Post, you can register for the waiting queue at this link.

Here are 7 more Twitter alternatives that could take the lion's share of users from Elon Musk.

Mastodon

This oft-quoted alternative platform describes itself as “a radically different social media back in the hands of the people.” It “has no algorithms or ads to waste your time” and “gives you a unique opportunity to manage your audience without intermediaries.”

As technology-focused site Lifewire explains, Mastodon is decentralized, meaning that instead of “offering one giant social media platform, it allows users to create, host, and run communities or instances. Each instance has a different set of behavior policies defined by the hosts.”

One advantage of Mastodon is that the platform does not allow the equivalent of Twitter quotes. Quote-tweets can generate brash responses, so Mastodon has a less aggressive mood. And Volkswagen – Europe's largest car manufacturer – is one of the companies that has already registered a Mastodon account, according to Bloomberg. You can read more about the new platform in our article.

CounterSocial

The platform calls itself a ban on trolls, slurs, ads, fake news, and “foreign influence operations,” and claims to have over 63 million visitors. One of the interesting features of CounterSocial is that it monitors emergency radio traffic and says it can provide updates and the ability to communicate directly “on the spot when a major incident occurs long before the traditional media breaks the news.”

Twitter is often the place people go to check out the latest news before the media can release the full story, so the crawl feature might have some appeal. Creative Bloq, an art and design site, calls the platform a “simple alternative to Twitter” that has already “proven to be quite popular,” while tech site ZDNet simply ranks it as the best alternative to Twitter overall. Tech Briefly calls its design “futuristic” and says that both Mastodon and CounterSocial offer “features comparable to those of the Twitter platform”.

Amino

Amino calls itself a platform that allows you to “create your own community” with custom designs including a logo, theme, background image, and more. Some say it's akin to Mastodon, but ZDNet notes that it's also driven by the fact that it's a “safe social space for teens” with “strict enforcement of community guidelines.” However, tech-focused website MUO noted that some “inappropriate” content seems to be slipping through the cracks.” Twitter has spent the last few years making it easy for users to find the community they're interested in. This seems to be the core feature of the Amino platform.

Plurk

Describing itself as “a really chic site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life in deliciously digestible chunks.” Plurk has a playful focus. LifeWire calls it a Twitter-like platform, pointing to the fact that “you'll find people discussing a wide range of everyday topics from knitting to Netflix.” According to LifeWire, Plurk, headquartered in Taiwan, hosts many discussions about “Asian pop culture.”

The service may be particularly attractive to Twitter users interested in networking with other people who enjoy the same bands or shows. And CNET describes it as a “Twitter clone,” saying it offers “a modest view of the timeline of all your friends' posts. The system is also well designed for adding friends by finding them in other friend lists (AIM, Yahoo IM, Gmail, etc.)”.

Parler

Parler, often described as a conservative social media program, says the platform is social media “as it was meant to be”, indicating that it is “built around respect for privacy and privacy, free speech, free markets and ethics , it has a transparent corporate policy.”

Ye, the musician formerly known as Kanye West, agreed to acquire Parler last month. And of course, when it comes to politically oriented platforms, there's also former President Donald Trump's Truth Social, which emerged after Trump was banned by Twitter. Both of these platforms were created as alternatives to Twitter and aim to fill a void for a certain set of users if Twitter gets in trouble.

Tumblr

The 15-year-old microblogging platform was all the rage in the early 2010s. But it hasn't been able to achieve the wide cultural reach that Facebook and Instagram have done as they navigate through a wave of owners in search of commercial success. While its interface is a tad reminiscent of a 2010s holdover, Tumblr has retained its user base and remains a fan favorite. Part of Twitter's appeal is that it allows fan groups and other online communities to connect through common interests. Tumblr has already proven its ability to meet this need in its user base and could fill the void for Twitter users.

Discord

Discord allows users to create spaces where they can discuss common interests with friends and strangers. Users can search for “servers” focused on popular interests such as stock trading, Ariana Grande or Roblox Corp and Blox Fruits games. Or they can create their own groups for friends or members of the public. While people can share text, images, and GIFs on the service, Discord also supports voice and video. The service is another option for Twitter users who are looking to chat in real time on topics of interest.

Pineapple

Pineapple Labs has developed the Pineapple program, a social networking platform focused on young professionals.

The co-founder of the project is 22-year-old David Diamond, who began his career as an intern in the product design department of the Intercom development company at the age of 15. From the first attempt, the young man was refused. The reason is a typical resume and lack of a portfolio. He soon corrected the mistakes and received an invitation, but realized that there was no platform on the Internet that corresponded to the spirit of the buzzers.

He did not want to develop another “bulletin board” and focused on a product that would allow young people to make connections in the usual format: through the visualization of interests and profiles that “reflect their real ones” – something like Instagram stories.