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5 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 14 Feb 2023
Misskey: An Interplanetary Microblogging Platform
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* in case of a mute, it could also be not wanting their federated timeline to be flooded with primarily mastodon.social posts
Lack of federation between these instances and mastodon.social could be a reason not to pick mastodon.social. (Similar situation applies to mastodon.online btw, which is a spin-off server of m.s.)
Another reason to pick a different instance could be not wanting to use mainline Mastodon software. For example because you want to run your own instance on limited hardware (Mastodon can get a bit resource intensive), don't like Ruby, miss certain features, don't like the front-end (though alternative external front-ends to Mastodon do exist), or some other reason.
Personally I am on an instance that runs [Mastodon Glitch Edition, also known as Glitch-Soc](https://glitch-soc.github.io/docs/), which is a compatible fork of Mastodon which implements a bunch of nice features such as increased post character count (Mastodon defaults to 500 characters per post, Glitch-Soc supports increasing this in the server settings), Markdown support (though only instances that also support HTML-formatted posts will see your formatting; mainline Mastodon servers will serve a stripped down version of your post instead), and improved support for filters / content warnings / toot collapsing, optional warnings when posting uncaptioned media, and other additional features.
Another alternative Mastodon fork is [Hometown](https://github.com/hometown-fork/hometown) which focuses more on the local timeline (showing posts only from your own instance) with the addition of local-only posts, to nurture a tighter knit community.
Aside from Mastodon there are other implementations of ActivityPub which can still federate with Mastodon instances, such as [Misskey](https://github.com/misskey-dev/misskey), [diaspora*](https://diasporafoundation.org/) (which AFAIK inspired Google Plus back in the day), [Hubzilla](https://hubzilla.org//page/hubzilla/hubzilla-project), [Peertube](https://joinpeertube.org/) (focused on peer-to-peer video distribution), [Friendica](https://friendi.ca/), [Pleroma](https://pleroma.social/), [Socialhome](https://socialhome.network/), [GoToSocial](https://github.com/superseriousbusiness/gotosocial), [Pixelfed](https://pixelfed.org/) (which started as a sort of federated Instagram alternative) and more. [Fediverse.party](https://fediverse.party/) is a nice way to discover various protocols that make up the bigger Fediverse.
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2 projects | reddit.com/r/ethereum | 19 Jul 2021
We already have working decentralized social media. Just take systems based on Activity Pub and have a Federation of servers and communities. Plenty of mature systems like Pleroma, Mastodon, write.as, Misskey to choose from.
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syuilo/misskey is an open source project licensed under GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 which is an OSI approved license.
Misskey is marked as "self-hosted". This means that it can be used as a standalone application on its own.