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Today's social networks are broken. Ads are everywhere. Hate and harassment are too common. Fake news spreads unchecked.

There's a better way: a network of independent microblogs. Short posts like tweets but on your own web site that you control. is a blog hosting platform with a safe community for microblogs. A timeline to follow friends and discover new posts. Easy posting to your own site.

“ is not an alternative silo: instead, it’s what you build when you believe that the web itself is the great social network.” — Brent Simmons

“ is a small, friendly community and platform that understands the need for people to own their data but still freely express themselves on the web. A beacon of light in the darkness.” — Adam Procter

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Not sure yet? Browse the Discover timeline for selected posts from the community. Listen to our weekly Micro Monday podcast for short interviews with users.