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Microblogging websites

Microblogging websites are online platforms that allow users to post short, frequent updates or messages (usually limited to a certain number of characters) about their daily activities, thoughts, or current status. Examples include Twitter, Tumblr, and Mastodon.

Microblogging websites can be: - centralized ( web2 ) - decentralized governed (witnesses) - decentralized - mesh networks and - federated

šŸ”·Centralized microblogging websitesĀ¶

Web2 centralized microblogging websites are social media platforms where users can post short updates, usually limited to a certain number of characters, known as "microblogs." These platforms are centralized, meaning they are controlled and owned by a single entity, and operate on the "Web 2.0" paradigm, where users interact and connect with each other through the website.

TwitterĀ¶

Twitter is a microblogging and social networking platform where users can post short messages (up to 280 characters), called "tweets," and follow other users to see their updates in a real-time feed.

Twitter

TumblrĀ¶

Tumblr is a microblogging platform that allows users to create and manage a blog, share text, photos, videos, and other content, and interact with a large community of bloggers and content creators.

Tumblr

PlurkĀ¶

Plurk is a social network that allows users to share updates and thoughts in a real-time feed, interact with friends, and join interest-based communities.

Plurk

YammerĀ¶

Yammer is a private social network for organizations, allowing employees to communicate and collaborate with one another, share information and resources, and build communities around common interests and goals.

[Yammer](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/yammer/yammer-overview

WeiboĀ¶

Weibo is a popular Chinese microblogging platform that allows users to share text, photos, videos, and other content, as well as interact with others, follow trends and topics, and discover new content.

Weibo

FlockĀ¶

Flock is a team collaboration and communication platform that allows teams to manage projects, communicate with one another, and share files and resources.

Flock

Identi.caĀ¶

Identi.ca was a microblogging platform that operated on the open-source StatusNet software, allowing users to share updates and interact with others through a real-time feed.

Identi.ca

GabĀ¶

Gab is a social network that positions itself as a free speech alternative to mainstream social media platforms, and allows users to share and interact with content and opinions that may not be allowed on other platforms.

Gab

MindsĀ¶

Minds is an open-source social network that operates on a blockchain, allowing users to post content, interact with others, and earn rewards for their contributions to the network.

Minds

Flote.appĀ¶

Flote is a privacy-focused social network that allows users to share content, interact with others, and control their own data, all while supporting content creators and protecting user privacy.

Flote.app

Pnut.ioĀ¶

Pnut.io is a social network that allows users to share text, photos, videos, and other content, and interact with others through posts, comments, and private messages.

Pnut.io

šŸ”·Decentralized-governedĀ¶

Decentralized-governed blockchains are powered by witnesses instead of miners.

The witnesses are a group of nodes that play a critical role in the Hive blockchain's consensus mechanism. They are responsible for creating and validating blocks, maintaining the blockchain's security and stability, and ensuring the smooth operation of the network. In return, they earn rewards in the form of Hive tokens. Hive witnesses are elected by the Hive community through a voting process and serve as important decision-makers in the governance of the Hive blockchain.

HiveĀ¶

Hive is a blockchain-based social media platform that allows users to create, share, and interact with content, as well as vote for content and earn rewards for their contributions to the network.

Hive

BlurtĀ¶

Blurt is a decentralized and open-source social network that operates on the Blurt blockchain, allowing users to publish and share content, interact with others, and earn rewards for their contributions to the network.

Blurt

SteemitĀ¶

Steemit is a decentralized and blockchain-based social media platform that allows users to create and share content, interact with others, and earn rewards in the form of cryptocurrency for their contributions to the network.

Steemit

WhalesharesĀ¶

Steemit is a decentralized and blockchain-based social media platform that allows users to create and share content, interact with others, and earn rewards in the form of cryptocurrency for their contributions to the network.

Whaleshares

šŸ”·Decentralized blockchain based networksĀ¶

A fully decentralized blockchain-based network is a network that operates on a distributed ledger technology, typically utilizing a blockchain, where all nodes in the network are equal and have the same capabilities, and there is no central authority or single point of control. In a fully decentralized blockchain network, transactions are verified and processed by a consensus mechanism among the nodes, and all participants have access to the same information, resulting in a transparent and secure system. All data and transactions are recorded on the blockchain and stored in a decentralized manner, meaning that there is no single entity that has control over the network and its data. Examples of fully decentralized blockchain networks include cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

PeepethĀ¶

Peepeth is a decentralized social network that operates on the Ethereum blockchain, allowing users to share updates and interact with others, while also preserving the privacy and ownership of their data.

Peepeth

AkashaĀ¶

Akasha is a decentralized and open-source social network that operates on the Ethereum blockchain, allowing users to publish and share content, interact with others, and earn rewards for their contributions to the network.

Akasha

Memo.cashĀ¶

Memo.cash is a decentralized social network that operates on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain, allowing users to share and comment on content, as well as send and receive micropayments in the form of BCH.

Memo.cash

šŸ”·Mesh networksĀ¶

A mesh network is a decentralized network of nodes that communicate and exchange information with one another directly, without relying on a centralized infrastructure or server. In a mesh network, each node has the ability to act as a relay, forwarding data and messages to other nodes in the network. This allows for robust and resilient communication, as the network can continue to function even if some nodes become unavailable.

Mesh networks are often used in situations where traditional centralized networks are not practical or unavailable, such as in disaster scenarios or areas with limited or unreliable internet access. They can also be used to enhance privacy and security, as information is exchanged directly between nodes, rather than passing through a centralized server.

Mesh networks can be used for a variety of applications, including communication, data transfer, and the creation of decentralized networks and applications. Examples of mesh networks include firechat and goTenna.

ScuttlebuttĀ¶

Scuttlebutt is a decentralized and privacy-focused social network that operates as a mesh network, allowing users to share content, interact with others, and control their own data.

Scuttlebutt

goTennaĀ¶

goTenna is a device that enables users to communicate with one another in a decentralized manner, using a low-power mesh network. The device can be used to send text messages, share GPS locations, and access maps, even when there is no traditional internet connection available.

goTenna

CommotionĀ¶

Commotion is an open-source software platform that enables the creation of decentralized mesh networks. It provides tools and technologies for building, deploying, and managing mesh networks, and allows for secure, peer-to-peer communication between nodes.

Commotion

BabelĀ¶

Babel is a routing protocol for mesh networks that allows nodes to exchange information and dynamically determine the best paths for transmitting data. It is designed to work in dynamic and unpredictable network environments, and can be used in a variety of mesh network implementations.

Babel Github Babel Wikiwand

YggdrasilĀ¶

Yggdrasil is a scalable, decentralized, and secure mesh network that allows for high-speed communication and data transfer. It is designed to work in both internet and standalone mesh network environments, and uses encryption to protect the privacy and security of its users.

Yggdrasil

CjdnsĀ¶

Cjdns is a high-speed, encrypted networking protocol that allows nodes to communicate with one another directly in a peer-to-peer manner. It is designed for use in mesh networks, and provides a secure, fast, and scalable communication solution.

[Cjdns Github](https://github.com/cjdelisle/cjdns

FreifunkĀ¶

Freifunk is a community-driven mesh network initiative that aims to provide free and open wireless network access to communities around the world. Freifunk networks are built and maintained by volunteers, and utilize mesh networking technology to provide fast, reliable, and secure internet access.

Freifunk

ServalĀ¶

Serval is a mesh networking technology that allows users to communicate with one another directly, even when there is no traditional internet connection available. It is designed for use in disaster scenarios, remote areas, and other situations where traditional communication infrastructure is unavailable.

Serval

OpenMeshĀ¶

OpenMesh is an open-source mesh networking platform that provides tools and technologies for building and deploying mesh networks. It supports a variety of networking protocols and technologies, and allows for secure, peer-to-peer communication between nodes.

OpenMesh

AltheaĀ¶

Althea is a decentralized mesh networking platform that utilizes blockchain technology to allow users to pay for and receive internet access directly from their neighbors. It provides a secure, scalable, and fast solution for internet access in areas where traditional infrastructure is unavailable.

Althea

BriarĀ¶

Briar is a privacy-focused, decentralized messaging app that uses a mesh network to route messages between users. It provides a secure, peer-to-peer communication solution that allows users to communicate even in situations where the internet is unavailable or unreliable.

Briar

HyperboriaĀ¶

Hyperboria is a decentralized mesh networking platform that provides fast, secure, and scalable internet access to its users. It utilizes cjdns, a high-speed encrypted networking protocol, and is designed for use in both internet and standalone mesh network environments.

Hyperboria

The Lokinet NetworkĀ¶

The Lokinet Network is a decentralized, encrypted mesh network that provides fast, secure, and private internet access to its users. It utilizes a combination of onion routing and encryption technologies to ensure the privacy and security of its users. The network is designed to be a decentralized alternative to the traditional internet, providing a fast, secure, and private way for users to access the web and communicate with one another.

The Lokinet Network

The Arianee ProtocolĀ¶

The Arianee Protocol is a decentralized, blockchain-based protocol for the luxury goods industry. It provides a secure and transparent way for luxury brands to manage and authenticate their products, as well as a platform for customers to verify the authenticity of their purchases. The protocol allows brands to track their products throughout their lifecycle, from production to end-of-life, providing a more sustainable and responsible way of managing the luxury goods industry.

The Arianee Protocol

šŸ”·Federated networksĀ¶

A federated network is a decentralized network of individual nodes or servers that communicate and exchange information with one another, but operate independently and retain control over their own data. In a federated network, nodes are connected to one another through open protocols, allowing them to share content, interact with one another, and participate in communities of interest. This structure allows for greater user control over their data and privacy, as well as greater resiliency and independence in the network as a whole. Examples of federated networks include email networks like the Federated Email System, and decentralized social networks like diaspora* and Friendica.

MastodonĀ¶

Mastodon is a decentralized and open-source social network that operates as a network of servers, or "instances," allowing users to interact with one another across different instances and communities.

Mastodon

DiasporaĀ¶

Diaspora is a decentralized and privacy-focused social network that operates as a network of individual pods, allowing users to interact with one another and control their own data.

Diaspora

FriendicaĀ¶

Friendica is a decentralized and open-source social network that allows users to share and interact with content, connect with friends across multiple social networks, and control their own data.

Friendica

GNU SocialĀ¶

GNU Social is a free and open-source social networking platform that allows users to share and interact with content, as well as join and participate in interest-based communities.

GNU Social

HubzillaĀ¶

Hubzilla is a decentralized and open-source social network that allows users to share and interact with content, connect with friends and communities, and control their own data.

Hubzilla

MisskeyĀ¶

Misskey is a decentralized and open-source social network that allows users to share and interact with content, connect with friends, and participate in interest-based communities.

Misskey

PeerTubeĀ¶

PeerTube is a decentralized and open-source video sharing platform that allows users to upload, share, and interact with videos, and participate in communities of interest.

PeerTube

PleromaĀ¶

Pleroma is a decentralized and open-source social network that allows users to share and interact with content, connect with friends, and participate in interest-based communities.

Pleroma

PixelfedĀ¶

Pixelfed is a decentralized and open-source photo sharing platform that allows users to upload, share, and interact with photos, and participate in communities of interest.

Pixelfed

FunkwhaleĀ¶

Funkwhale is a decentralized and open-source music streaming platform that allows users to upload, share, and stream music, and participate in communities of interest.

Funkwhale

šŸ”·Advantages of microblogging websitesĀ¶

Quick and easy communicationĀ¶

- Microblogging allows users to share quick updates and messages in real-time with a large audience.Ā¶

Wider reachĀ¶

- Microblogging platforms can have millions of users, giving individuals and businesses a wider reach for their messages.Ā¶

Easy to useĀ¶

- Microblogging websites are user-friendly and often have a simple interface, making it easy for anyone to get started.Ā¶

Breaking newsĀ¶

- Microblogging can be a source of breaking news and information, especially in emergency situations.Ā¶

Social networkingĀ¶

Microblogging can help people connect with others who share similar interests or ideas.

Increased visibilityĀ¶

Businesses can use microblogging to increase their visibility and engage with customers in real-time.

Easy content creationĀ¶

With microblogging, creating content is as simple as writing a few sentences or sharing a link or image.

Traditional microblogging websites are centralized and indeed have a big and colorful population of users. Some blockchain-based microblogging websites are decentralized, and might seem socially sparce, with less users and sometimes slower to respond.

What kind of a microblogging website is best for me?

You have to know that on decentralized websites published content is owned by a user, but in many cases published statuses can't be deleted and if a user loses ones keys or password, an account can no longer be restored. On the other side, a centralized website owns your content and can delete a content and account at any given moment for any reason whatsoever.