5 social media alternatives to protect your privacy - Pixelfed looks like a good Instagram alternative...

5 social media alternatives to protect your privacy - Pixelfed looks like a good Instagram alternative

Social media isn't what it used to be — especially since we started paying attention to the privacy implications of using the major platforms. After Facebook leaked around 87,000 users information in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and another 6.8 million users' data in September 2018 when a third-party app gained access to user photos, the already growing #DeleteFacebook movement exploded. I am part of it; I'd had enough, and I knew if I wanted to protect my personal data, I would not be able to exist on Facebook any longer. Other people are doing the same with Twitter because it seems like bots have taken over.

How though — in a world centered around social media, and especially Facebook (which also owns WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram) — do you replace these services and remain in contact with friends and family?

Some interesting ones listed. I already use Mastodon and find it very busy. Pixelfed looks like an interesting open Instagram alternative. MeWe is mentioned but of course is not open source nor open at all.

Point is there are excellent alternatives around, but if you are locked into family and friends you'd better just accept you'll never move... For those who are interesting in finding new friends who have similar interests, you'll find lots of interesting content in alternative networks. Many of these networks do not lock you into their ecosystem, and neither do they constrain you to only using their mobile app.

See https://opensource.com/article/19/1/open-source-social-media-alternatives

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