Top 5 decentralized social networks

Lots of people talk about quitting Facebook, but few people actually do. Lots of people wish Twitter was a friendlier place, but what's the alternative? Well, there are loads of decentralized social networks out there that put the user first and foremost-some of them even make money and share it with the users. Here are five of the top decentralized social networks.

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The list doesn't end there either. Keep an eye out for SocialX, Memo, Steemit, and more. It's not impossible that one of these days, one of these networks will start gaining on the big companies. Even if they don't, you might find some advantages in the features and control you have with these networks as they are.

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