The Fediverse is more than just Mastodon! :fediverse:

If you like to share photos you might want to check out @pixelfed, an Instagram-style photo sharing network on the Fediverse.

You can find out more and sign up at:

pixelfed.org

PixelFed uses the same federation protocol as Mastodon, which means Mastodon users can follow people on PixelFed and vice versa. You can try following a PixelFed account right now such as @Iancylkowski or @JoseMel or @connyduck

You can use PixelFed through a web browser, and there are also free open Android apps like @PixelDroid and FediLab (@apps).

If you love books, the best part of the Fediverse is probably @bookwyrm, a GoodReads-style social reading network.

More info and sites to sign up on are at:

joinbookwyrm.com

Because it uses the same ActivityPub protocol that powers the rest of the Fediverse, you can follow BookWyrm accounts from Mastodon etc.

For example, the lead developer of BookWyrm has an account at @mouse

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The best place to watch and share videos on the Fediverse is @peertube

You can find out more including places to sign up at:

joinpeertube.org

Just like the rest of the Fediverse, PeerTube uses ActivityPub protocols, so you can follow and interact with PeerTube from Mastodon etc.

For example, you could follow @craftykat or @chriswere or @mrfunkedude and interact with their videos entirely from within Mastodon.

Good instances to explore include:

tilvids.com
share.tube
greatview.video
vidcommons.org
diode.zone
tube.tchncs.de
video.blender.org
media.privacyinternational.org
conf.tube
video-cave-v2.de

You can create your own PeerTube site without tech knowledge through managed hosting services like federation.spacebear.ee and cloud68.co/instances.html

There's a dedicated free open source PeerTube app called TubeLab available through @fdroidorg and Google Play.

p.s. You can see interesting videos from PeerTube recommended on my other account at @FediVideos

If you would like a more Facebook-style interface on the Fediverse, maybe you should try Friendica:

friendi.ca

As it uses the ActivityPub protocol, you can follow and interact with accounts on Mastodon etc from Friendica, and vice versa.

You can also follow RSS feeds as if they were Fediverse accounts, and when an RSS item is published on that feed it will appear in your timeline as if it's a Fediverse post.

You can write very long posts on Friendica, you don't have to worry about character limits.

You can use Friendica accounts through the FediLab app, available on @fdroidorg and Google Play.

You can follow the latest news about Friendica on its official blog at @news

If you just want to post long text articles on the Fediverse, a good option is @writefreely which has an official website at:

writefreely.org

It features a minimalist interface to avoid distracting from the text itself, and is sort of like a Fediverse alternative to Medium.

Because it's part of the Fediverse, you can follow WriteFreely accounts from Mastodon etc.

You can find sites to sign up on at:

writefreely.org/instances

It works entirely through your web browser, or you can use an app from writefreely.org/apps

You can also create your own instance without technical knowledge through a managed hosting service such writefreely.host or cloud68.co/instances.html

@Mek101
Keep in mind I haven’t used FB in over 5 years, but no it’s organized similar to other ActivityPub platforms, just with a more macro-blog feel. Home timeline, local timeline, federated timeline function pretty much the same. The interface will likely feel dated compared to FB, but if you can navigate Mastodon you can navigate Friendica.
@feditips @fdroidorg @news

@Mek101 no I'd say it's a very powerful tool! Check out this small presentation about it: trom.tf/social/

@feditips @writefreely
Not impressed TBH. Even the promoted stuff is more than two years old.

@feditips @writefreely
Does it support RSS so I can subscribe without authentication/tracking?

@feditips
I used this and suddenly all my post are gone, see blogs.b86.org/bildbeschreibung
Is there a list of instances that are not likely to get this problem, @writefreely ?

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