Decentralized social networks for personal and business use
Own your own data
Many networks use your data to make money by analysing your interactions and using this information to advertise things to you. diaspora* doesn’t use your data for any purpose other than allowing you to connect and share with others.
Choose your audience
diaspora*’s aspects allow you to share with just those people you want to. You can be as public or as private as you like. Share a funny photo with the whole world, or a deep secret just with your closest friends. You’re in control.
Be who you want to be
A lot of networks insist that you use your real identity. Not diaspora*. Here you can choose who you want to be, and share as much or as little about yourself as you want. It really is up to you how you want to interact with other people.
Find your perfect community
Mastodon isn’t just a website, it is a federation—think Star Trek. Thousands of independent communities running Mastodon form a coherent network, where while every planet is different, being part of one is being part of the whole.
Safer social media experience
Mastodon comes with effective anti-abuse tools to help protect yourself. Thanks to the network’s spread out and independent nature there are more moderators who you can approach for personal help, and servers with strict codes of conduct.
Sharing your thoughts has never been more convenient
You have 500 characters. You can adjust the thumbnails of your pictures with focal points. You can use custom emojis, hide things behind spoiler warnings and choose who sees a given post. Messed it up? You can delete & redraft for quick corrections.
Decentralized network of hubs
Hubs are the servers that communicate with one another to propagate information across the network, or “grid”. There is no central hub or single point of failure. Hubs can be connected to as many or as few other hubs as desired.
Channels and Connections
A channel is the fundamental (id)entity on the grid. A channel can represent many different things: a person, a blog, or a forum to name a few. Channels can make connections with other channels to share information with highly detailed permissions. Channels are addressed using a familiar email@example.com format.
Nomadic Identity and Cloning
Nomadic identity means true ownership of online identity. With Hubzilla, you don’t have an account on a server, you own an identity that you can take with you across the grid. You can clone a channel across multiple hubs for resilience against network failures or censorship, or you can completely move a channel from one hub to another, taking your data and connections with you.