*Alternative to Facebook* — Diaspora (stylized as diaspora*) is a nonprofit, user-owned, [distributed social network](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_social_network). It consists of a group of independently owned nodes (called [pods](https://podupti.me)) which interoperate to form the network. The social network is not owned by any one person or entity, keeping it from being subject to corporate take-overs or advertising. According to its developer, "our distributed design means no big corporation will ever control Diaspora."
*Text from [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora_(social_network)).*
*Alternative to Twitter* — Mastodon is a free and open-source self-hosted social networking service. It allows anyone to host their own server node in the network, and its various separately operated user bases are federated across many different servers.
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*Text from [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendica).*
*Alternative to YouTube* - LBRY is a blockchain-based file-sharing and payment network that powers decentralized platforms, primarily social networks and video platforms. The video-sharing websites built upon it, such as LBRY.tv and Odysee, have been described as alternatives to YouTube.
*Text from [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LBRY)
*Alternative to Slack/Whatsapp/SMS* - Wire is an encrypted communication and collaboration app created by Wire Swiss. It is available for iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, Linux, and web browsers such as Firefox. Wire offers a collaboration suite featuring messenger, voice calls, video calls, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by a secure end-to-end-encryption. Wire offers three solutions built on its security technology: Wire Pro –which offers Wire's collaboration feature for businesses, Wire Enterprise –includes Wire Pro capabilities with added features for large-scale or regulated organizations, and Wire Red –the on-demand crisis collaboration suite. They also offer Wire Personal, which is a secure messaging app for personal use.
*Text from [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wire_(software))*
LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio®, which allow you to produce music with your computer. This includes the creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis and mixing of sounds, and arranging of samples. You can have fun with your MIDI-keyboard and much more; all in a user-friendly and modern interface.
Avidemux is a free and open-source software for non-linear video editing and transcoding multimedia files. It is written in C++ and uses Qt for its graphical user interface, and FFmpeg for its multimedia functions. Starting with version 2.4, Avidemux also offers a command-line interface.
*Text from [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avidemux)*