Social media

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    Consumerium analysis work in progress on social media

    Free social media[edit | edit source]

    These are free-of-charge and often free-of-commercial-pushing i.e. refreshing compared to the commercial social media.

    Hubzilla[edit | edit source]

    • 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.

    diaspora*[edit | edit source]


    Friendica[edit | edit source]

    • 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[edit | edit source]

    Forprofit social media[edit | edit source]

    Twitter[edit | edit source]

    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:

    Facebook[edit | edit source]

    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:

    Display[edit | edit source]

    w:Display (social network) is Tsu rebranded and relaunched in 2021

    Former social media[edit | edit source]

    Tsu[edit | edit source]

    • w: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. Revived in 2021 as #Display.

    Google+[edit | edit source]

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

    Read more on Google+: