What are 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.

What is Mastodon?

Main article: What is Mastodon?

Mastodon is a microblogging platform 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.

What is Pleroma?

Main article: What is Pleroma?

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

What is Pixelfed?

Main article: What is Pixelfed?

Pixelfed is a photoblogging platform 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 platform 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 platform 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 platform 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 platform like Goodreads.
You can track your reading habits, review and rate books and more.

What is Calckey?

Main article: What is Calckey?

Calckey is a fork of Misskey.
It adds community requested features, extended admin tools, and more.

Table of Fediverse replacements for traditional social media platforms

Traditional social media Fediverse replacement
Microblogging Twitter Mastodon, Ecko, Pleroma, GNU Social,
Misskey, Calckey, [[What is GoToSocial?|GoToSocial]
Social network Facebook Friendica, diaspora*, (streams), SocialHome
Events & groups Facebook Mobilizon, Gancio
Photoblogging Instagram Pixelfed
Videohosting- & Streaming Youtube PeerTube, Owncast
Blogging Blogger WriteFreely, Plume, (Wordpress)
Book cataloguing Goodreads BookWyrm
Audiohosting Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, ... Funkwhale, Castopod, reel2bits
Link aggregation reddit Lemmy
Multi purpose Hubzilla