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Hey people new to Mastodon!

Did you know that Mastodon is part of a wider network called the Fediverse?

These (and more) are on the Fediverse too:

PixelFed - an Instagram alternative (pixelfed.org)

PeerTube - a YouTube alternative (joinpeertube.org)

WriteFreely - a blogging platform like Medium (writefreely.org)

Lemmy - a Reddit alternative (join.lemmy.ml)

You can follow Fediverse accounts from Mastodon, because Fediverse platforms talk to each other.

@feditips Funkwhale/open audio is there too - a Soundcloud alternative
Friendica is there, too - a Facebook alternative

@feditips Lemmy has a hardcoded word filter that causes issues with other languages and even some words in English. It's not something I'd recommend.

@sumh
This is a good question.
Friendica is missing in the overview @feditips 😉

@feditips There are also, for example:

#Hubzilla - a jack-of-all-trades alternative to Facebook, Dropbox, Google Contacts, Google Calendar, Photobucket etc. (hubzilla.org/)

#Plume - another blogging platform/Medium alternative similar to Write Freely (joinplu.me/)

#Pleroma and #MissKey - another two Twitter alternatives like Mastodon (pleroma.social/ and misskey.io)

Or have a look here: fediverse.party/en/miscellaneo

@feditips Matrix - alternative for WhatsApp, Discord, Telegram, Slack and IRC.

@feditips Can anyone say more about #plume or share a link to an instance to check it out further?

@noam

Plume's official site is at joinplu.me - but note that the site says Plume is not being maintained, instead recommending WriteFreely or the WordPress fediverse plugin (wordpress.org/plugins/activity)

@feditips i use writefreely https://blog.schuerz.at. This works really fine. And it federates with pleroma (and i think, so it should federate also with mastodon).

Nice layout to read. To understand the layout to write is a little bit odd... but if you know, how it works, it will be fine too.

@noam
Thank you @feditips and @jakob

With writefreely, can people comment on the blog directly? From what I understand, I'd have to pay to get features that wordpress gives me for free, e.g., blog and set posts separately.

The wordpress plugin sounds interesting as I use wordpress. I confess though, I don't understand what it is or how it works.

@noam @jakob

Write Freely depends on which instance you join, write.as (the one run by the lead developer) is a paid-for instance but there are many free ones too.

I am just about to post about the WordPress plugin, perhaps it will be useful to you?

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