You can create your own Fediverse instance to give yourself total control over your social media accounts.

There are self-hosting options for people of all skill levels, from totally non-technical to highly skilled.

The easiest option is managed hosting, where someone else does all the tech installation and maintenance, but you own the instance and control it:

masto.host - Mastodon managed hosting

federation.spacebear.ee/ - HomeTown, Mastodon, PeerTube & PixelFed managed hosting

writefreely.host - WriteFreely managed hosting

cloud68.co/instances.html - FunkWhale & WriteFreely managed hosting

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If you're fairly comfortable with doing technical stuff on your own server, and you want to set up your own Fediverse instances, try taking a look at @yunohost which can be downloaded from:

yunohost.org

YunoHost is a special version of Linux which makes installation of server apps and server administration much easier.

YunoHost currently includes support for installing these Fediverse platforms:

Friendica
Glitch-Soc
Mobilizon
PeerTube
PixelFed
WordPress
WriteFreely

There are also lots of non-Fediverse apps available, see yunohost.org/en/apps for a complete list.

If you're very confident running your own server, you can self-host your own instance of any Fediverse platform.

Here are some installation instructions for advanced users:

BookWyrm (Goodreads alternative)
docs.joinbookwyrm.com/installi

Friendica (Facebook alternative)
friendi.ca/resources/installat

FunkWhale (music and podcasts)
docs.funkwhale.audio/installat

Mastodon (Twitter alternative)
docs.joinmastodon.org/admin/pr

Mobilizon (Facebook Events alternative)
docs.joinmobilizon.org/adminis

PeerTube (YouTube alternative)
docs.joinpeertube.org/install-

PixelFed (Instagram alternative)
docs.pixelfed.org/running-pixe

WriteFreely (Medium alternative)
writefreely.org/start

If you're not an advanced user, or if you don't like doing server maintenance/installation, try one of the easier options mentioned in previous posts in this thread.

Yunohost also supports:
Hubzilla
Osada
Pleroma
Plume
Zap
Funkwhale
@feditips @yunohost Pleroma is in the app list! And mastodon too (although is tagged as low quality maintenance)...

@straw

It's like the old site Grooveshark used to be, basically a place to store and share audio, but it federates with the Fediverse.

Here's an example instance open.audio

@feditips doesn't that make it a semi-centralized Napster

@straw

It's up to each instance owner to make sure the contents is properly licensed (as in that example).

It's not just music, podcasts (and other audio) can use it too.

@feditips @yunohost Been using YunoHost for years now, including to send this very message - highly recommended!

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