The Spritely Project aims to create a next generation of Fediverse networks and services. You can follow at:

➡️ @spritelyproject

The official site is at spritelyproject.org

Spritely is run by Chris Lemmer Webber, one of the authors of the ActivityPub standard that the current Fediverse runs on. You can follow at:

➡️ @cwebber

FediFollows has been on the for one year! 🎉 🎂

A huge thank you to everyone who suggested accounts so far, and to the accounts themselves 👏

Hand-curated directories are often seen as old-fashioned, but I think they have a role in getting people started on new decentralised social media.

FediFollows currently has 2.3K followers across a wide range of instances, so even people who don't follow me are more likely to see these interesting accounts in their hashtag searches.

Go Fedi!

Friendica is a free open source social network, and part of the ActivityPub Fediverse. It has a Facebook-style interface, and also lets you follow RSS feeds as if they are users. The official blog is at:

➡️ @news

The official site is at friendi.ca

Source code is at github.com/friendica/friendica

It can be used through the web interface, or the Fedilab app (fedilab.app).

Masto.host makes hosting your own Mastodon instance really easy: they do the installation, maintenance and upgrades, you do the non-technical stuff. You can follow them at:

➡️ @mastohost

More info on their website at masto.host

YunoHost is a distro of Linux which makes it as easy as possible to self-host your online services. You can follow at:

➡️ @yunohost (in English and French)

There's a really easy graphical interface, it works on home servers or remote ones, and it supports older/weaker hardware too (e.g. a Pi).

The official site is at yunohost.org

You can see the full app catalogue at yunohost.org/apps

PixelDroid is a FOSS app for using PixelFed (the Fediverse's alternative to Instagram). You can follow PixelDroid at:

➡️ @PixelDroid

The official site is at pixeldroid.org

PixelDroid has just been released on F-Droid at f-droid.org/packages/org.pixel

You can find out more about PixelFed from its site at pixelfed.org

You can join a PixelFed instance at pixelfed.org/join

FunkWhale is a free open federated music/audio/podcasting platform, and part of the Fediverse. You can follow their main account at:

➡️ @funkwhale@mastodon.eliotberriot.com

There's also the official blog at:

➡️ @funkwhale@blog.funkwhale.audio

The project website is at funkwhale.audio

You can join an existing FunkWhale instance, host your own, or use a managed hosting service.

WriteFreely is a free open federated blogging platform. You can follow the project's brand new main account at:

➡️ @writefreely@writing.exchange

There's also the official blog at:

➡️ @writefreely@blog.writefreely.org

It's designed as an alternative to Medium, more info at the official website writefreely.org

WriteFreely is part of the Fediverse, so you can follow WF accounts from Mastodon.

BookWyrm is a new open federated alternative to Goodreads, and part of the Fediverse:

➡️ @bookwyrm

You can post about books you're reading, and interact with others on BookWyrm, Mastodon etc.

The platform is still a work in progress:

docs.joinbookwyrm.com

The flagship instance is at:

bookwyrm.social/

Development git is here:

github.com/bookwyrm-social/boo

PixelFed is the Fediverse's alternative to Instagram. You can follow the project at:

➡️ @pixelfed

PixelFed accounts can be followed from Mastodon, and vice versa.

You can find instances to join at pixelfed.org/join

The project's website is at pixelfed.org

You can also self-host, or you can get managed hosting from SpaceBear at app.spacebear.ee

NGI Zero is a fund that promotes open internet standards and privacy friendly projects. You can follow them at:

➡️ @NGIZero

Find out more or apply for funding at this website: nlnet.nl/ (NLnet is the non-profit foundation that runs the fund)

They have supported CryptPad, Funkwhale, Lemmy, PeerTube, PixelFed, SearX and many many others: nlnet.nl/project/current.html

Hello FediFollows followers!

Do you use the FediFollows directory to find new accounts to follow?

(The latest directory is at mastodon.online/@FediFollows/1 )

Castopod is an in-development FOSS self-hostable podcasting platform, which now has Fediverse support too. You can follow at:

➡️ @Castopod

The project website is at castopod.org

It's still in alpha testing, but the latest version adds ActivityPub support so that people on Mastodon etc. can interact with Castopod posts.

The git is at code.podlibre.org/podlibre/cas

Pinafore is an alternative web client for Mastodon, you can follow the project at:

➡️ @pinafore

The website is at pinafore.social

Pinafore is FOSS so you can self-host it if you prefer.

Metatext is a new Mastodon app for iPhone and iPad. You can follow the developers Metabolist at:

➡️ @metabolist

Metatext is FOSS and has just been released on the App Store:

apps.apple.com/app/metatext/id

You can find out more from the official developers' site at metabolist.org

Flockingbird aims to be a decentralised FOSS social network for professionals, like a Fediverse version of LinkedIn. It's currently in development, you can follow at:

➡️ @flockingbird@fosstodon.org

and

➡️ @flockingbird@fediverse.blog (blog)

The project website is at flockingbird.social

The FOSS Mastodon/Friendica/PixelFed/Pleroma app Fedilab and the FOSS PeerTube app TubeLab now have a new combined official account. You can follow them both at:

➡️ @apps

(This also includes news about other apps by the same author such as UntrackMe and OpenMultiMaps.)

Their official website is at fedilab.app

The apps are available from @fdroidorg and Google Play

PeerTube is the Fediverse's alternative to YouTube. You can follow at:

➡️ @peertube

The official website is at joinpeertube.org

Because it's part of the Fediverse, you can interact with PeerTube accounts from Mastodon.

The latest version also includes support for live streaming.

You can see recommended PeerTube accounts to follow at mastodon.online/@FediFollows/t

You can watch recommended PeerTube videos on our sister account FediVideos:

➡️ @FediVideos

Bonfire is a new project that aims to combine an open source hardware device with FOSS federated social networks to allow you to physically control your own data, and to operate offline too if you want. You can follow at:

➡️ @bonfire

The official website is at bonfire.cafe

(Bonfire was previously known as CommonsPub.)

Sengi is a free open source Mastodon desktop app for Linux, Mac and Windows, and there's also a browser version. You can follow at:

➡️ @sengi_app

There's also the developer's blog at:

➡️ @nicolas-constant

You can find out more and download Sengi from its official website at nicolasconstant.github.io/seng

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