6 Facebook Alternatives to Stay Social on the Internet

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Today Apple shared a great list of social network apps on the App Store that could work as Facebook alternatives. Here are six apps that we think are interesting.

Reddit

Screenshots of Apollo, a Reddit client in our list of Facebook alternatives.Reddit is one of the bigger social networks out there, and I personally love it. Reddit is a community made up of thousands of smaller communities, called subreddits. A subreddit can be about anything, and some of my favorites include r/Apple, r/AskScience, r/AnimalsBeingBros, r/Books, r/AskReddit, and r/OldSchoolCool. There’s a subreddit for almost anything, so give Reddit a try. Reddit has an official app, but there is a third-party Reddit app I love called Apollo, and you can read my review of it here. | Reddit; Apollo – Both Free

Litsy

Screenshots of Litsy, a reading social network in our list of Facebook alternatives.Litsy is a social app all about books. With Litsy you can share and discover books with your favorite people. Books are recommended by human curators, not algorithms. Litsy is full of readers and authors sharing quotes, pictures, book reviews, and more. When you find a book you want to read, add it to your bookshelf for future reading. | Litsy – Free

Nextdoor

Screenshots of Nextdoor in our list of Facebook alternatives.Nextdoor is a private social networks designed with neighbors in mind. It’s a way to connect with your neighbors and talk about whats happening in your local community. You can share news about theft, break-ins, weather alerts, and other notices. Find, sell, and give away items in the Classifieds section. You can even get recommendations for services like plumbers, roofers, contractors, and more. | Nextdoor – Free

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Sidenet.com – a lightweight and privacy-focused social website for meeting new people, not for dating. It does not collect any secret data, does not have games or news, and concentrates only to personal communication with other real people. Another Facebook alternative for those, who want more privacy.

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I was on Reddit for a couple of weeks. Found it difficult, unclear, and full of very nasty people. The second time I got flamed for an innocuous comment I closed my account.
There Abide Dragons.

You did not mention Tumblr.
I describe it like Facebook for thinking people. You can connect and follow people. But I prefer to follow subjects. Then any post tagged ‘funny’ or ‘palaeontology’ or whatever is right there. A lot of artists, cartoonists, writers, and such, hang out there.

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Anybody using micro.blog ?
I don’t use Twitter or Facebook (obviously or I’d be hanging out with the cool people, there), and while I can see micro.blog looks like Twitter, but you own and control your own content, I don’t think I could be bothered setting up a blog just to post to micro.blog.

Guess I just couldn’t be bothered, at all.

Call me crazy, but I like fora/comments on articles better. Much less maintenance.