Facebook alternatives: Social apps you need to try
Steemit is a blogging platform and community powered by blockchain and cryptocurrency. Content is written to the Steem blockchain, which stores the content in an immutable blockchain ledger, and rewards users for their contributions with digital tokens called STEEM.
Ello is an ad-free social network for artists. It focuses on art, photography, fashion, and pop culture.
Mastodon is an open-source decentralized social network. Users can log on to any Mastodon instance and communicate with anyone across the Mastodon fediverse in "Toots".
Vero has a subscription model that keeps it advertising-free. Currently, it is offering free life access to its first million users.
The8App enables you to share your posts across social networks, earn revenue from brand offers, and donate money to charity.
Like Mastodon, Diaspora is a distributed social network that exists on independently run servers called "pods" all over the world. You choose which pod to register your user details and then connect with the rest of the community
The Mask network is a peer-to-peer decentralized social trading network where content creators are rewarded for their upvoted or curated content.
Minds is a community-owned social networking platform that rewards users for activity online. Users can set a monthly price for their fans to pay for exclusive content and services.
Sphere is a decentralized social network that pays for the content users create. Users personal browsing and search engine results are privately secured and stored away from prying eyes of advertisers.
LBRY is a free, open, and community-run digital marketplace. All data on the network is owned by its users.
Non-profit organization Busy is an open-source social network and communication platform that includes free digital payments and a marketplace for goods and services.
Xenzuu is a German-built, copycat Facebook site that pays users for recruiting other users to the network. It uses multi-level marketing to recruit and pay its downline users. Most content is in German.
Sola is a decentralised social network. It does not require friends or followers for your post to gain a wide reach. Each post is sent to all nearby users who have the option to spread it further or discard it.
Paymeabit is still in beta. It lets users post content and are tipped in 'bits' or small fractions of Bitcoin instead of receiving likes.