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If you want to have your own #PixelFed instance but don't want to do any of the technical stuff, there's a managed hosting service you can use called #Spacebear:

https://app.spacebear.ee

You can follow Spacebear on here:

@support

(They also provide #PeerTube instances.)

#Instagram #Alternatives


 
By far the most common request I get is for alternatives to Google's Re-Captcha.

The situation is so unclear that I haven't done an alternatives section on the site.

Do you have suggestions for re-captcha alternatives?

(I know this has come up before, but the discussions are scattered across many threads which people are failing to find.)

#Google #Captcha #ReCaptcha #Alternatives #DeleteGoogle


 
#Mobilizon, a Fediverse alternative to Facebook Events, has just achieved its third crowdfunding goal of €50k:

https://joinmobilizon.org/en/

There's still 10 days to go, with any further funds going towards a mobile app and advanced mapping features.

You can follow the project on here:

@mobilizon

The project leaders are French free software campaign group @Framasoft who have a good track record in making privacy-friendly alternatives.

(via @blog )

#Alternatives #DeleteFacebook


 

If you want to use the Fediverse through a Facebook-style interface, you may want to try Friendica.
Some good instances to sign up at:
https://social.isurf.ca/
https://nerdica.net/
https://libranet.de/
You can use Friendica through the @fedilab app.
It federates through ActivityPub with Mastodon etc and it also lets you follow RSS feeds as if they were users.
The developers are very active with regular new releases.
#Friendica #Facebook #Alternatives #DeleteFacebook #ReplaceFacebook




 
The free open events tool #Mobilizon has just passed the second goal in its crowdfunding of €35k.

This means it will be federated through ActivityPub, and give the Fediverse a good easy-to-use alternative to Facebook Events.

If it reaches the next goal, €50k, it will add many extra features including groups, which would be great 👍

You can donate at:

https://joinmobilizon.org/en/

You can follow them on here at:

@mobilizon

The project leader is @Framasoft

#Alternatives #FacebookEvents #Events
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#Framadate is a free open alternative to Doodle:

https://framadate.org

Like Doodle, Framadate lets you make quick, simple calendars and polls for finding out the opinions of your friends or colleagues without needing to register.

Unlike Doodle, Framadate respects privacy and doesn't show ads or track you.

It's made by @Framasoft and the source code is at https://framagit.org/framasoft/framadate

#Doodle #Alternatives


 
The Android app #Fedilab allows multiple accounts on multiple Fediverse services (incl. Mastodon, Friendica, PeerTube, Pleroma and GNU Social).

It's now charging for its Google Play version while keeping the F-Droid version free of charge, to encourage people off Google Play.

The Play version has a new address:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.fedilab.android

The F-Droid version remains at its current address:

https://f-droid.org/packages/fr.gouv.etalab.mastodon/

You can follow Fedilab at:

@tom79

#Fediverse #Alternatives #Apps #Mastodon
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In case you missed it, there's a privacy-friendly alternative to Google Play.

It's called F-Droid and only includes free open apps that don't track you:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-google-play/

The installation process is slightly complicated, but once it's been installed it's extremely easy to use.

You can also follow F-Droid on here at:

@fdroidorg

#AppStores #GooglePlay #Alternatives #FDroid #Huawei #DeleteGoogle #Privacy
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As it's the 10th anniversary of Minecraft, a reminder that there's a free open alternative called Minetest:

https://www.minetest.net/

You can follow it on the Fediverse at:

@Minetest

It has many game modes including online multiplayer servers.

#Minetest #Minecraft #Minecraft10Years #Alternatives #FLOSS
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RT @fmatsos@twitter.com

Après #PeerTube (@joinpeertube@twitter.com), un projet de plus de @framasoft@twitter.com à soutenir : @JoinMobilizon@twitter.com !
Don effectué me concernant :)

#alternatives #Libre #InternetEthique #JoinMobilizon
https://joinmobilizon.org/fr/

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/fmatsos/status/1128965687173685248


 
As you may have read yesterday, Adobe is telling customers using older versions of Creative Cloud that they could be sued (https://elekk.xyz/@eightbitsamurai/102095888096617219).

If you are still using CC, it might be time to consider alternatives which let you actually own software instead of renting it:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-adobe-creative-cloud/

#CreativeCloud #Adobe #Alternatives #DeleteAdobe


 
France's largest free software organisation @Framasoft has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for an open federated events tool, Mobilizon:

https://joinmobilizon.org/en/

Mobilizon would replace Facebook Events and similar closed services.

It would use ActivityPub, so people would be able to organise events on the Fediverse.

You can also follow its Mastodon account here:

@mobilizon

#Mobilizon #DeleteFacebook #Events #Alternatives #Fediverse


 
🎂 It's been one year since https://switching.social posted its #Introductions, so cake for everyone! 🍰 🍰 🍰 :blobcheer: 🎉

Wow. On the one hand it seems like just yesterday, but on the other it feels like a *lot* has happened since then.

Thank you for all the suggestions and feedback, and thank you to those who make #Alternatives that give us back our privacy. You are all heroes 👍
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If you enjoy using apps from @fdroidorg you might want to try the alternative client G-Droid:

@gdroid

G-Droid is F-Droid but with a more discovery-oriented interface. (For example, they've just added a "recently commented" panel, so you can see what people are talking about.)

You can download G-Droid from F-Droid itself.

(If you're new to F-Droid, here's a beginner's guide to installing it: https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-google-play/)

#FDroid #GDroid #Alternatives


 
Recently, I considered living without Google. The idea came up to me after reading the reflection from @switchingsocial
I agreed with SwitchingSocial's perspective. This article is my first step to say goodbye to Google. (and first step to write blog in English 😳 )

My First Attempt to Live Without Google
https://jseesaw.writeas.com/my-first-attempt-to-live-without-google

#Privacy #Alternatives #DeleteGoogle


 
#Carnet is a free open alternative to Google Keep. It includes text, images, audio, todo lists and syncing features.

It's currently available for Android (on Google Play and F-Droid), Linux, and NextCloud.

You can follow it here:

@Carnet

You can find out more and contribute on its git page:

https://github.com/PhieF/CarnetDocumentation

The lead developer is here:

@PhieLaidMignon

#GoogleKeep #Alternatives
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Time for... #FollowFriday 🍰 ☕ 😀

📱 @fdroid_lurker F-Droid Observatory: recommendations for nice apps on @fdroidorg

💻 @freedombone FreedomBone: Project to make self-hosting easier

❤️ @indie Ind.ie: makers of the @better privacy tool

📝 @writefreely Write Freely Blog: Official news about the open federated blogging platform

👕 @plusea Plusea: Wearable electronic textiles/clothes

#FF #FFed #Alternatives #Friday


 
J'ai presque envie de considérer ce mouvement des gilets jaunes comme un mouvement d'éducation populaire. Une bonne partie des personnes que j'ai croisée n'avaient jamais encore manifesté. Lorsque je regarde les video postées par les correspondants de Ouest-France je constate une très grande variété dan les modes d'action, de prise de parole. Plus de 2000 points de manifestation tout de même, ce n'est pas rien. 1/2
#17novembre #giletsjaunes #alternatives #société


 
😀 Au fait, on ne vous a pas dit ! 😊
Nous avons officialisé notre position: la Confédération Paysanne de l'Aude s'engage à promouvoir et faciliter l'accès aux alternatives libres avec la mise en place d'une commission numérique. #numérique, #alternatives, #Informatique #logiciel #libres #reinedesneiges #fautfêterça
http://aude.confederationpaysanne.fr/rp_article.php?id=7767
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