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Consumerium analysis work in progress on social media

Free social media

Consumium free social quartet

The main quartet of the free is

Consumium free social as of 2016 hosts 4 free social media:

Additionally there is a GNU MediaGoblin media hosting instance at Interesting to see when this will actually take off.


  • Hubzilla (.org) is a very nice free social media where membership is to the entire network, not only to an instance.

Diaspora is a s free-of-ads free-of-charge social media that is zealous in protecting the privacy of the consumer and often has high content quality.




  • Friendica (.com) is the least steep and long learning curve free social media alternative to Facebook.
  • The Friendica Directory is a place where you can find instances by location, groups, interesting tags and quite naturally people on the network

GNU social is a nice microblogging platform and network

GNU social

Forprofit social media


Twitter (.com) is a well known ad funded w:microblogging platform.

We are kind of there with the handle @consumium since 2012.

Read more on twitter:


Google+ is a foray into social media by Alphabet Corporation also known as Google.

Read more on Google+:


Facebook (.com) is a well known ad funded social networking site that serves hundreds of millions of users every day.

We are there with the handle @consumium since 2012 but the account didn't become public till 2015.

They employ a modern approach to serving content, using a CDN (Content delivery network)

Read more on Facebook:

Former social media

  • Tsu (.co) was an interesting experiment where they copied the other services in clean cut implementation and gave 90% of their ad revenue to their users. It ran from 2014 to 2016.