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Big Tech Is In For A Reckoning

Big Tech Is In For A Reckoning

With Big Tech cracking down on APIs and 3rd party apps there is a whole world of open source and federated alternatives that people can turn to.

Here’s a few:

Alternative to Reddit: Lemmy
Alternative to Twitter: Mastodon/Plemora
Alternative to Facebook: MissKey/Calckey
Alternative to Instagram: Pixelfed
Alternative to Slack and Discord: Matrix

There are so many more. Heck even Meta is getting into the action with an ActivityPub (the tech stack behind these platforms) network. Also let’s not forget about the big dog in CMSs, WordPress. WordPress can federate and share to the Fediverse too.

As I see it, I think many of the these closed platforms are shooting themselves in the foot. Especially the ones that are filled with tech savvy users (cough, cough Reddit).

If you’re interested in learning more about the alternatives out there, hit me up! I’ll be glad to show you around!

What do you think? Have you tried out any of these alternatives?

If you want to learn more Fedi.tips is a great site with great info.

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Lemmy is one of a few Reddit competitors that are coming out to take advantage of the exodus from the alien-themed site after the draconian API fees killed off some of the most popular 3rd party apps. It’s still a bit rough around the edges. It’s where Mastodon was in 2016/17. But definitly worth checking out if you need a replacement for Reddit.


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As always stay curious!

– Seth (Find Me On Mastodon: @seth@masto.ai)

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