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 UPWrite.as, Qua.name, Wordsmith.social, LOG.Rocks, Lainhaus and many others

ANDROID APPWrite.as

iPHONE APPWrite.as

WEBSITEWriteFreely.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 UPfediverse.blog, plume.mastodon.host, cafe.sunbeam.city and many others

WEBSITEJoinplu.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”.

PLUGINSActivityPub, Pterotype

 

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