Ethical alternatives to Medium

Write Freely

Write Freely is a blogging service like Medium where the focus is on the text itself, with a clean uncluttered aesthetic.

The site is open source and extremely privacy-friendly, collecting the absolute minimum amount of information needed for it to work.

Write Freely has just started federating using the ActivityPub standard, so you can follow Write Freely blogs through a Mastodon account.

WHERE TO SIGN UP – Write.as, Qua.name, Wordsmith.social, LOG.Rocks, Lainhaus and many others

ANDROID APP – Write.as

iPHONE APP – Write.as

PROJECT WEBSITE – WriteFreely.org

MANAGED HOSTING (if you want to start your own Write Freely instance without any technical knowledge) – Write Freely Hosting

 

Plume

An open source federated blogging platform, Plume lets you create a blog which can be followed from Mastodon and other social networks powered by the ActivityPub standard.

WHERE TO SIGN UP – fediverse.blog, plume.mastodon.host, cafe.sunbeam.city and many others

OFFICIAL WEBSITE – Joinplu.me

 

ActivityPub for WordPress

If you run a blog powered by WordPress, you can add a plugin that make it federate with Mastodon and other social networks that use the ActivityPub standard.

There are currently a couple of plugins available, one simply called “ActivityPub” and another called “Pterotype”.

PLUGINS – ActivityPub, Pterotype

 

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