Top Ethical Social Media Alternatives

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We humans are social creatures. Then social media was invented and it all went downhill from there. Here are six ethical alternatives to the big bad boys.

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By nature, we humans are social creatures.
Back in the Paleolithic age, we tended to stay in our close family units but over time, with the invention of the telephone, the car, the aeroplane, we had the ability to spread our wings and grow bigger social circles.

And then social media was invented.

Now, social media can be a great tool – it’s enabled people to find long lost relatives and friends, enabled some people to become very rich and, of course, as a business, has opened up masses of new marketing channels and industries.

It can also be a massive opportunity for those with nefarious thoughts to spy and pry into our everyday existance, farm masses of data and profit at our expense.

You don’t have to Facebook/ LinkedIn/ Twitter
Because of the amount of data we spew out every second of our lives these platforms know what you want and are going to do next, before you even know.
Sometimes social media algorithms ‘suggest’ what we want, where we go, and what we buy, or, in reality, what they want us to want, where they want us to go, and what they want us to buy.

There are ethical alternatives
These are platforms that have ‘don’t do evil’ enshrined into their purpose.

So, without further ado, below are 6 ethical social media alternatives.

Mastodon
Mastadon
Social networking, back in your hands
Follow friends and discover new ones among more than 4.4M people. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. All on a platform that is community-owned and ad-free.

Friendica
Friendica
A Decentralized Social Network
Keep in contact with people you care about.

JoinDiaspora
JoinDiaspora
The online social world where you are in control
Own your own data, choose your audience, be who you want to be.

Zap
Zap
An ethical alternative
Zap is simply the best social networking platform you’ve never heard of.

Scuttlebutt
Scuttlebutt
A decentralised platform
It’s time to build our own Internet.

Steemit
Steemit
A blockchain-based social media Dapp (decentralized application)
Steemit creates communities where users are rewarded for sharing their voice. It’s a new kind of attention economy.

And there you have a few alternative social media platforms so you don’t have to stick to the unethical platforms.
Naturally, if you know of any other alternative social media platforms trying to do good in the world, or, just need more help or advice, feel free to contact us anytime.

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