The 5 best Twitter alternatives

Twitter is currently in turmoil. If you’re looking for another similar network, here are five alternatives to seriously consider.

As you may already know, I tweet has been in turmoil for the past few days. If the idea of ​​a social network headed by Elon Musk makes you think about leaving the platform, here are some alternatives that deserve your attention. Admittedly, there is no perfect Twitter clone right now, but these platforms can offer you something similar.

1 – Mastodon

Mastodon is the most talked about social network since Elon Musk took over Twitter, perhaps because it offers the closest experience to Twitter, finally. Check out the Explore page, it looks like a Twitter homepage theme.

One of the attractive aspects of Mastodon is that it is decentralized. It consists of several servers (“instances”) managed by users. Therefore, you need to choose a server to start with, or create your own if you want.

Mastodon is more extensive in terms of topics, communities, moderation, funding, but also works on a much smaller scale. If you’re willing to put some effort into it, Mastodon can give you that feeling of being back in the early days of Twitter.

2-Tumblr

believe it or not tumblr has been around since 2007, a year after Twitter appeared. Through tweets, small posts, blog style, which can be text, images, audio, video, chat or quotes. Hence more flexibility than on Twitter.

Community features are well defined, it is possible to follow, follow, like, comment and repost. Your online experience will depend a lot on the other Tumblrs you follow.

There are also search and tagging features to navigate through all of this content, as well as varying levels of control over the visibility of your posts. The network is free to use with no restrictions, but you can pay $5 a month to remove ads.

Many Tumblr users, especially artists, switched to Twitter after the 2018 ban on adult content on Tumblr was implemented. But at this point, the situation should return to normal soon.

3-Reddit

Reddit it is a completely different structure, but, at the same time, it offers something very similar to what Twitter offers. It is possible to comment on the news, discuss anything and everything, pass the time, etc.

If you have never stepped Reddit, note that the platform offers subreddits, for every topic imaginable, and the experience on the site and in the apps is determined by the subreddits you follow. It’s a bit like those good old forums, but with a big modern twist.

You also have a Reddit profile page, but it’s not a blogging platform like Twitter or Tumblr. It is possible to follow, but the functionality is last and the culture of the site is not really on this side.

You can use Reddit completely for free or pay $6 per month to get rid of ads and enjoy some extras.

4 – Anti-Social

Antisocial describes itself as “the next generation social network”. Very similar to Twitter, with the same features, but zero tolerance for trolls, bots and other malicious activity. Ads have no place there either. The platform is funded through its $5 premium subscription, which offers several extras.

Among these, access to space virtual reality Counter Realms, which is a big part of CounterSocial. You can create and explore custom VR worlds in your own Navigatoryour phone or through a headset.

If you’re looking for a TweetDeck-like experience with a metaverse twist, CounterSocial might be for you. That said, you obviously won’t have the volume of content that Twitter has to offer.

5 – Time

Perhaps the ideal alternative to Twitter has not yet been fully created. Get Cohost, for example. The platform is still in its infancy, but aims to replicate much of what Twitter offers: followers, retweets, likes, comments, etc.

And with its growth, Cohost also seems very interested in moderating and filtering adult content. The service is also transparent about the number of users and the money it generates. You can use the platform for free or pay $5 for some extras.

Currently, the site interface is very simple, everything is easily accessible. It’s still pretty raw in some respects, but it’s very promising, especially if Cohost uses Twitter’s experience to avoid falling into the same pitfalls.

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