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[[File:Fediverse projects logos.png|thumb|''Logos of some Fediverse projects'']]
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Fediverse projects are the different software parts of the Fediverse. Many of them are replacements for better-known social media platforms. <br>
Fediverse projects are the different software parts of the Fediverse. Many of them are replacements for better-known social media platforms. <br>
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Mastodon is a microblogging platform like '''Twitter'''. <br>
Mastodon is a microblogging service like '''Twitter'''. <br>
Microblogging means you have a blog with short (micro) posts which can include pictures and video. Usually there's a 500 character limit for posts on Mastodon.
Microblogging means you have a blog with short (micro) posts which can include pictures and video. Usually there's a 500 character limit for posts on Mastodon.
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Mastodon also has forks. See e.g. [[Special:MyLanguage/What is Ecko?|Ecko]] & [[Special:MyLanguage/What is koyu.space?|koyu.space]].


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Pleroma is another microblogging platform like '''Twitter''' and Mastodon. <br>
Pleroma is another microblogging service like '''Twitter''' and Mastodon. <br>
Contrary to Mastodon though it usually has a character limit of 5000 as well as some other differences.
Contrary to Mastodon though it usually has a character limit of 5000 as well as some other differences.


==What is Misskey?==
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''Main article: [[What is Misskey?]]''
''Main article: [[What is Misskey?]]''


Misskey is another microblogging platform like '''Twitter''', Mastodon and Pleroma. <br>
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Misskey is another microblogging service like '''Twitter''', Mastodon and Pleroma. <br>
It has a different design and different limits than Mastodon and Pleroma.
It has a different design and different limits than Mastodon and Pleroma.
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Misskey also has forks. See e.g. [[Special:MyLanguage/What is Calckey?|Calckey]]


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Pixelfed is a photoblogging platform like '''Instagram'''. <br>
Pixelfed is a photoblogging service like '''Instagram'''. <br>
Your posts must include at least one image, but of course you can add captions, tags, and location data.
Your posts must include at least one image, but of course you can add captions, tags, and location data.


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PeerTube is a video sharing platform like '''Youtube''' or '''Vimeo'''. <br>
PeerTube is a video sharing service like '''Youtube''' or '''Vimeo'''. <br>
You can upload videos for others to watch on the website. People can subscribe from all over the Fediverse.
You can upload videos for others to watch on the website. People can subscribe from all over the Fediverse.


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WriteFreely is a (macro-)blogging platform like '''Wordpress''' or '''Blogger'''. <br>
WriteFreely is a (macro-)blogging service like '''Wordpress''' or '''Blogger'''. <br>
You can create beautiful blogs, diaries and books.
You can create beautiful blogs, diaries and books.


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Funkwhale is an audio sharing platform like e.g. '''Spotify''' or '''Bandcamp'''.<br>
Funkwhale is an audio sharing service like e.g. '''Spotify''' or '''Bandcamp'''.<br>
You can listen to artists, albums, playlists, podcasts & radio shows and upload your own audio.
You can listen to artists, albums, playlists, podcasts & radio shows and upload your own audio.


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BookWyrm is a book cataloguing platform like '''Goodreads'''. <br>
BookWyrm is a book cataloguing service like '''Goodreads'''. <br>
You can track your reading habits, review and rate books and more.
You can track your reading habits, review and rate books and more.


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''Main article: [[What is Calckey?]]''
''Main article: [[Special:MyLanguage/What is Owncast?|What is Owncast?]]''


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Calckey is a fork of [[Misskey]].<br>
Owncast is a video streaming service similar to '''Twitch'''.<br>
It adds community requested features, extended admin tools, and more.
You can e.g. stream live video and chat with your viewers.


==Table of Fediverse replacements for traditional social media platforms== <!--T:39-->
==Table of Fediverse replacements for traditional social media platforms== <!--T:39-->


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! Traditional social media
!Traditional social media
! Fediverse replacement
!Fediverse replacement
!Upcoming Fediverse replacement
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! Microblogging
! Microblogging</translate>
|Twitter
|Twitter
|[[What is Mastodon? | Mastodon]], [[What is Ecko? | Ecko]], [[What is Pleroma? | Pleroma]], [[What is GNU Social? | GNU Social]], [[What is Misskey? | Misskey]], [[What is Calckey? | Calckey]]
|[[Special:MyLanguage/What is Mastodon?|Mastodon]], [[Special:MyLanguage/What is Ecko?|Ecko]], [[Special:MyLanguage/What is koyu.space?|koyu.space]], [[Special:MyLanguage/What is Pleroma?|Pleroma]], [[Special:MyLanguage/What is GNU Social?|GNU Social]], <br>[[Special:MyLanguage/What is Misskey?|Misskey]], [[Special:MyLanguage/What is Calckey?|Calckey]], [[Special:MyLanguage/What is GoToSocial?|GoToSocial]]
|[[Special:MyLanguage/What is Bonfire?|Bonfire]]
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!Social network
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|Facebook
|Facebook
|[[What is Friendica? | Friendica]], [[What is diaspora*? | diaspora*]], [[What is (streams)? | (streams)]], [[What is SocialHome?|SocialHome]]
|[[Special:MyLanguage/What is Friendica?|Friendica]], [[Special:MyLanguage/What is diaspora*?|diaspora*]], [[Special:MyLanguage/What is (streams)?|(streams)]], [[Special:MyLanguage/What is SocialHome?|SocialHome]]
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!Events & groups
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|Facebook
|Facebook
|[[What is Mobilizon? | Mobilizon]], [[What is Gancio? | Gancio]]
|[[Special:MyLanguage/What is Mobilizon?|Mobilizon]], [[Special:MyLanguage/What is Gancio?|Gancio]]
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!Photoblogging
!<translate><!--T:54--> Photoblogging</translate>
|Instagram
|Instagram
|[[What is Pixelfed? | Pixelfed]]
|[[Special:MyLanguage/What is Pixelfed?|Pixelfed]]
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!Videohosting- & Streaming
!<translate><!--T:55--> Videohosting- & Streaming</translate>
|Youtube
|Youtube, Twitch, TikTok
|[[What is PeerTube? | PeerTube]], [[What is Owncast?|Owncast]]
|[[Special:MyLanguage/What is PeerTube?|PeerTube]], [[Special:MyLanguage/What is Owncast?|Owncast]]
|[[Special:MyLanguage/What is Goldfish?|Goldfish]]
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!Blogging
!<translate><!--T:56--> Blogging</translate>
|Blogger
|Blogger
|[[What is WriteFreely? | WriteFreely]], [[What is Plume? | Plume]], (Wordpress)
|[[Special:MyLanguage/What is WriteFreely?|WriteFreely]], [[Special:MyLanguage/What is Plume?|Plume]], (Wordpress)
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!Book cataloguing  
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|Goodreads
|Goodreads
|[[What is BookWyrm? | BookWyrm]]
|[[Special:MyLanguage/What is BookWyrm?|BookWyrm]]
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!Audiohosting
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|Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, ...
|Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, ...
|[[What is Funkwhale? | Funkwhale]], [[What is Castopod?|Castopod]], [[What is reel2bits?|reel2bits]]
|[[Special:MyLanguage/What is Funkwhale?|Funkwhale]], [[Special:MyLanguage/What is Castopod?|Castopod]], [[Special:MyLanguage/What is reel2bits?|reel2bits]]
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!Link aggregation
!<translate><!--T:59--> Link aggregation</translate>
|reddit
|reddit
|[[What is Lemmy? | Lemmy]]
|[[Special:MyLanguage/What is Lemmy?|Lemmy]]
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!<translate><!--T:61--> Professional network</translate>
|LinkedIn
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|[[Special:MyLanguage/What is Flockingbird?|Flockingbird]]
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!Multi purpose
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|[[Special:MyLanguage/What is Hubzilla?|Hubzilla]]
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|[[What is Hubzilla?|Hubzilla]]
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''Main article: [[Fediverse weblinks]]''
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[https://delightful.club/delightful-fediverse-apps/ Delightful Fediverse apps] - an almost complete list of Fediverse software.


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[[Category:What is]] [[Category:What are Fediverse projects?]] [[Category:Beginners guide]]
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Latest revision as of 15:46, 22 September 2022

Fediverse projects are the different software parts of the Fediverse. Many of them are replacements for better-known social media platforms.

What is Mastodon?

Main article: What is Mastodon?

Mastodon is a microblogging service like Twitter.
Microblogging means you have a blog with short (micro) posts which can include pictures and video. Usually there's a 500 character limit for posts on Mastodon.

Mastodon also has forks. See e.g. Ecko & koyu.space.

What is Pleroma?

Main article: What is Pleroma?

Pleroma is another microblogging service like Twitter and Mastodon.
Contrary to Mastodon though it usually has a character limit of 5000 as well as some other differences.

What is Misskey?

Main article: What is Misskey?

Misskey is another microblogging service like Twitter, Mastodon and Pleroma.
It has a different design and different limits than Mastodon and Pleroma.

Misskey also has forks. See e.g. Calckey

What is Pixelfed?

Main article: What is Pixelfed?

Pixelfed is a photoblogging service like Instagram.
Your posts must include at least one image, but of course you can add captions, tags, and location data.

What is PeerTube?

Main article: What is PeerTube?

PeerTube is a video sharing service like Youtube or Vimeo.
You can upload videos for others to watch on the website. People can subscribe from all over the Fediverse.

What is Hubzilla ?

Main article: What is Hubzilla?

Hubzilla is a modular webserver based operating system which includes technologies for publishing, social media, file sharing, photo sharing, chat and more, including the ability to develop custom modules.

What is Friendica?

Main article: What is Friendica?

Friendica is a social network like Facebook.
Post text, pictures & videos only for the eyes of your family or friends or share them with the Fediverse.

What is Lemmy?

Main article: What is Lemmy?

Lemmy is a link aggregator like Reddit.
You can post links, images and text posts that people can vote and comment on.

What is WriteFreely?

Main article: What is WriteFreely?

WriteFreely is a (macro-)blogging service like Wordpress or Blogger.
You can create beautiful blogs, diaries and books.

What is Funkwhale?

Main article: What is Funkwhale?

Funkwhale is an audio sharing service like e.g. Spotify or Bandcamp.
You can listen to artists, albums, playlists, podcasts & radio shows and upload your own audio.

What is Mobilizon?

Main article: What is Mobilizon?

Mobilizon is an event planner similar to Facebook events.
You can create events and add locations, dates, pictures and so on.

What is BookWyrm?

Main article: What is BookWyrm?

BookWyrm is a book cataloguing service like Goodreads.
You can track your reading habits, review and rate books and more.

What is Owncast?

Main article: What is Owncast?

Owncast is a video streaming service similar to Twitch.
You can e.g. stream live video and chat with your viewers.

Table of Fediverse replacements for traditional social media platforms

Traditional social media Fediverse replacement Upcoming Fediverse replacement
Microblogging Twitter Mastodon, Ecko, koyu.space, Pleroma, GNU Social,
Misskey, Calckey, GoToSocial
Bonfire
Social network Facebook Friendica, diaspora*, (streams), SocialHome
Events & groups Facebook Mobilizon, Gancio
Photoblogging Instagram Pixelfed
Videohosting- & Streaming Youtube, Twitch, TikTok PeerTube, Owncast Goldfish
Blogging Blogger WriteFreely, Plume, (Wordpress)
Book cataloguing Goodreads BookWyrm
Audiohosting Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, ... Funkwhale, Castopod, reel2bits
Link aggregation reddit Lemmy
Professional network LinkedIn Flockingbird
Multi purpose Hubzilla

External Links

Main article: Fediverse weblinks

Delightful Fediverse apps - an almost complete list of Fediverse software.