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15 Best Alternatives to Facebook 2018

  • Salman Ahmed
  • 27th Mar, 2018

The fall is great for Facebook and there is nothing new about it. Users are getting worried and concerned about their privacy. They have taken the initiative of deleting their accounts because of Facebook data leakage scandal. So we provide you with 15 best alternatives to Facebook.

Our life constantly revolves around numerous social networking platforms. So it is obvious that you must be looking for secure alternatives to Facebook, which keeps your social activities running safely.

This kind of data leakage activities has been going on since 2004. Yes! It’s just an illusion form of “Surveillance Organizations”. Former CIA operative and Freedom of Press President, “Edward Snowden” recently tweeted about the reality of social media platforms:

Edward-Snowden

In this article, we provide you the best and secure 2018 alternatives to Facebook in three different categories. Categories are divided according to the volume of users and privacy (Primary), ease of use (Secondary), and safest alternatives (Blockchain based).

Primary Alternatives to Facebook 2018

Twitter

We assume that you already know about Twitter to some extent. If you don’t, then it is a perfect time to start. Twitter is a social media, but with limitation to characters per post (280 characters).

Twitter

Although, this social platform is slightly different as compared to Facebook, but shares some similarities. Rather than tagging persons, it comes with a trend hashtags, followers, moments, and most important of all, tweets.

You can also share and post your photos, news and ongoing trends with individuals you know and follow them as well.

However, we know that you are thinking the same thing, what happened to Facebook could happen with Twitter as well. But, Twitter is less cultured than Facebook. Users mostly engage on sharing content related to trends.

Link: https://twitter.com/login/

Snapchat

This social media platform not only keeps your data safe but also provides you opportunity to enhance your snap story skills.

This is more secure as compare to Facebook because it deletes your snaps automatically after 24 hours.

Snapchat

You can take snaps and selfie with different exciting filters and post it as a story and also send them to the specific Snapchat user if you want to.

The reason why this app comes in the primary alternatives category to Facebook is that of it deletes your stories after a day.

Link: https://www.snapchat.com/

Orkut-Hello Network

If you are missing your old-school social network especially after what Facebook did to its users, then your wait is over now. The creator of owner Orkut Buyukkokten introduces a new social “Hello Network” app.

Hello-soial-network

Orkut-Hello Network provides you a platform to connect with content and people based on your interest just like old time with exciting customized interface and features. Enjoy classic way to represent the world who you are, what you like and create connections with people globally.

Right now this social app is only available in some specific countries and you can use it only on iOS and Android devices.

Link: http://www.orkut.com/index.html

Path

Like Facebook and Instagram, Path may become a most desirable destination for social users.

It is a social media app similar to Instagram in terms of interface. The only difference is that the app focuses more on following groups as compared to following individuals.

Path-Social-Media

This social app not only offers you to share photos and recent trends, you can also share your feeling, shopping discoveries, latest show you are watching and much more.

Path has the potential to snatch the fame from Instagram (owned by Facebook), especially after news of Facebook scandal.

Link: https://path.com/login

Vero

Good news for those who are looking for the best alternatives to Facebook 2018, as Vero offers lifetime free subscription for first million users.

Vero-Facebook-Alternative

This social media platform uses a subscription-based model and keeps you safe from different ads or any spam messages. Unfortunately, Vero is only available on iOS and Android devices, as Windows or Mac users will have to do with other alternatives to Facebook.

Another point to consider while using Vero is that it collects your data only for monitoring purposes, so it could provide you details about how often you use the app. If you are not feeling secure due to this feature, you can turn off this feature.

Link: https://www.vero.co/

Raftr

Following posts by your friends on Facebook is something that becomes boring after sometime, but not if you use Raftr. It is a social media service where you can follow different groups and communities based on your interest and create groups according to your interest.

Raftr-is-an-Alternative-to-Facebook

When you log in, this social media platform offers two option: keep yourself updated related to what’s going on globally or connect with people at your college.

Related to privacy, it does collect your personal data to develop your profile. Although it doesn’t sell or share user’s information to different surveillance organizations.

Link: https://www.raftr.com/

MeWe

MeWe is one of the best privacy based social platforms, which started in March 2016 and very much similar to Facebook.

Mewe-private-chat-alternative

Users of MeWe have the opportunity to be connected to the individuals who are important in their life. You can share different post, favorite clips, gifs and much more with a selected group or with all of your connections.

After the Facebook scandal, the users of this social network are increasing immensely. It has a great potential to become the go-to alternative to Facebook with strong privacy policies.

Link: https://mewe.com/

Secondary Alternatives to Facebook 2018

Digg

If you want to keep yourself up to date related to trends and news all over the world without sign up, then Digg is a perfect option for you.

Digg-is-an-Alternative-to-Facebook

Although there are various similar options available like Google News, Flipboard, etc., Digg is the best among all. This social media platform provides you most relevant videos, stories and scenarios from all around the world.

Link: http://digg.com/

Mastodon

Initially launched to give tough time to Twitter, it can also form a formidable alternative to Facebook. Although, Mastodon is different in many ways from Twitter (such as character limit and privacy terms and condition).

Mastodon-facebook-alternate

But the thing which makes this social media exciting is “Instance” feature. You can think about the activity in terms of linked nodes (instances) and eventually your account becomes a part specific instance.

However, Mastodon is very different from Facebook due to its 4-column interface. It takes some time to get the hang of it, but its worth the pain.

Link: https://mastodon.social/about

Diaspora

If you are not comfortable with above-mentioned alternatives to Facebook, then Diaspora may be the perfect option for you. The best thing about this social media app that it is distributed and non-profit website that runs on free software.

Diaspora-foundation

Moreover, since nobody owns it, you are secure from different ads and corporate involvement. So, when you create an account, you are the only owner of your personal data.

Diaspora allows its user to use pseudonyms if you are not comfortable to show your real identity.

Link: https://diasporafoundation.org/

Ello

Ello, known as Facebook killer social media app, offers exciting features unlike other platforms. There is no doubt that it is one of the finest alternatives to Facebook. However, this social network primarily concentrates on creative people and artists.

Ello

Since it is ad-free like some other social media, Ello refrains from sharing user’s information to different corporate companies. Its eye-catching interface continues to attract creative individuals.

Link: https://ello.co/

Blockchain Based Alternatives to Facebook 2018

Steemit

If you are very sensitive about your personal privacy, then Steemit may be a suitable option for you. Since it is based on Blockchain technology, it is a safe option by far from the above-mentioned alternatives to Facebook.

Steemit-facebook-alternatives

Another feature that makes it more attractive to the user is that it compensates them with Steem crypto tokens.

So when you share your post on Steemit, depends on upvotes, you get crypto tokens. However, if you don’t have any stuff to post, you can avail this social network as a news aggregator and become a part of discussions.

Link: https://steemit.com/login.html

Obsidian Messenger

Based on Stratis Blockchain technology that saves the data in a decentralized mechanism, Obsidian messenger is another safest option for social media users.

It is available on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. Moreover, Android and iOS app are also coming this year.

Obsidian-messenger

Apart from being based on Blockchain technology, this messenger does not require a user account, which makes it safer from other social networks alternatives.

Link: https://obsidianplatform.com/

Indorse

After Facebook data leakage scandal, if you are not sure that LinkedIn is safe! Then Indorse is the best option for you to keep yourself updated with the corporate world.

Based on Ethereum Blockchain technology and its own currency, it is similar to Steemit. Users get paid for their contributions in terms of post, connections, and profile.

Indorse-Decentralized-Social Network

Furthermore, one of the amazing feature of this social media that it provides an opportunity for users to host their resume/CV and get it endorsed by field specialist and experts.

Link: https://indorse.io/

Nexus

Not mainly focused on social media activities, Nexus may become a great alternative to Facebook. According to its creator’s objective, “due to a high level of personal data breaching by different social platforms, Nexus is very handy for those who want to secure their personal data”.

NexusEarth

It offers a feature for Crowdfunding, which allows users to infuse Blockchain and social network on Nexus. This facilitates the users for buying and selling purposes.

Link: https://nexusearth.com/

Summing-Up

We hope that this article would help you find the best alternative to Facebook according to your interest. After the Facebook scandal, there is no doubt that some of the above-mentioned social platforms will become best social media sources for users globally.

If you still have any confusion or query related to this article, feel free to contact us by mentioning your comment below.

Salman Ahmed's Biography
Salman Ahmed Siddiqui is a passionate writer who loves to write about online privacy, crypto economy and trending technological developments. He loves to provide effective tips and guideline related to rising cyber challenges. When he is not writing, Salman watches Manchester United play and demonstrates his love for football with his mad FIFA skills.

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  1. Alan Sparcklen

    Some great options, already using Signal this with all my friends

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