Software Alternatives, Accelerators & Startups


A decent(ralised) secure gossip platform.

Scuttlebutt Reviews and details

Screenshots and images

  • Scuttlebutt Landing page
    Landing page //


Promote Scuttlebutt. You can add any of these badges on your website.

SaaSHub badge
Show embed code


Scuttlebutt Amber Ale By Scuttlebutt Brewing Company | American Craft Beer Review

Scuttlebutt Porter By Scuttlebutt Brewing Company | American Craft Beer Review

Scuttlebutt Gale Force IPA By Scuttlebutt Brewing Company | American Craft Beer Review

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on various public social media platforms and blogs. They can help you see what people think about Scuttlebutt and what they use it for.
  • Fediverse or Decentralization? Discussing privacy, freedom, and future
    However, one common criticism of the Fediverse, when compared to peer-to-peer networks like Nostr, Scuttlebutt, and WireMin, is that it may eventually "recentralize," similar to how client/server models tend to do. (There're already signs of that with a few instances, but we’re still very far from them to be centers.). Source: 10 months ago
  • Haven't programmed professionally, but can't we just build a better alternative?
    Use scuttlebutt it's a P2P social media network (no need for servers or a cloud). Source: about 1 year ago
  • Nostr – Decentralized Social Network
    Can you explain why Nostry is (apparently?) your favorite over scuttlebutt? Are the protocols similar? - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Scuttlebutt, a revolutionary social network: decentralized and open source
    I just found this social network called scuttlebutt: Source: over 1 year ago
  • Any Android reddit client implements GPG?
    Signal is an app for secure e2e communication. Maybe would be something similar to Reddit. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Mastodon is not a good social network
    I prefer the approach taken by Scuttlebutt[1] and nostr[2], where identity is a public key not tied to any particular server. However Mastodon is gaining a lot more adoption and seems to be good enough in practice. 1. 2. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: How might HN build a social network together?
    I love the idea. In terms of numbers and caps, I think going with Dunbar's number of 150 might work best. Cal Newport makes a point about how in the early days of Facebook, it was essentially mirroring your real world social network. In fact, I remember how fun and innocent Facebook was in its early days. Perhaps the biggest shift in Facebook's evolution is towards algorithmic feed optimisation and expansion into... - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Stop
    That is a feature not a bug its certainly more difficult to censor a poly-centric platform like #Mastodon (or any other service on the #Fediverse). Its part of the beuty of freedom. I could be wrong but it sounds like all of yoru concerns could be addressed that you simply don't understand how federation works. No one can just take it all away, ever. And if you don't want the poly-centric life style, go competely... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Death of the Internet
    App might have been off the grid focused p2p messaging system. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Request for some personal advice: How could programming skills contribute to mutualist causes?
    I'd also recommend looking into anything to do with open source, peer-to-peer networks, end-to-end encryption, federation or platform co-operatives. For example: Matrix, Freenet, Cryptpad, Activity Streams, Mastodon, Aether, Scuttlebutt and Resonate. A whole plethora of services from video conferencing to online marketplaces to crowdfunding platforms to streaming platforms can be built using similar principles and... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Is Shutting Down
    Edit: Scratch that, a more fleshed out and popular protocol that implements this P2P concept is Scuttlebutt: www. The most user friendly and refined client I’ve found that implements this protocol is Planetary: - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • Aether - decentralized/P2P and encrypted public communities
    This looks pretty interesting. Do you know how it is different from similar systems that use the SSB protocol, like Manyverse for example? Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Twitter shareholders vote overwhelmingly in favor of Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover deal
    Scuttlebutt exists. You have complete control over your data. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • How could we connect the "wood wide web" to the "world wide web"
    Tools like Scuttlebutt (SSB) might be a good place to build community, not dependent on big social media companies. There is already research there about more distributed computing methods, with social and agricultural systems that are more holistic. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • new VRChat update dropped!
    RSS, Email, Personal sites, Fediverse, Secure Scuttlebutt are the way out. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Kyoto framework is moving to from GitHub
    Git-ssb is really nice for decentralized hosting between friends. Uses Secure Scuttlebutt ( and I've used it for over a year to collaborate on projects with people over ssb. I'm a bit scared of putting this link here, as the gateway is not super reliable, so I'll ask people who are curious, to get ssb running locally and pull down the data if they want to look into it deeper. But... - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago
  • Fediverse
    Try [Scuttlebutt](, which is fully peer to peer. You'll experience the limitations soon enough. - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago
  • GitHub can't be trusted. Or, how suspending Russian accounts deleted project history and pull requests
    Check out the decentralized git repo created by the Secure Scuttlebutt folks. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Decentralised Reddit? This guy made it a reality
    Scuttlebutt is one such attempt and the best I've seen so far. However user discovery is currently awful and it's extremely hard to get started. Also; using multiple devices doesn't seem to work and I think that needs to be solved before it becomes useful. Maybe some kind of combination between peer to peer and federation could create a very very censorship resistant design. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Twitter is launching a Tor service for more secure and private tweeting
    If you are looking for social media that supports Tor as a "first-class citizen", I suggest Secure Scuttlebutt. Along with tor support, it is also open source, noncommercial, and fully decentralized/uncensorable. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Ask HN: How to keep tech running in the apocalypse?
    "A bulletin board that works on your phone" is actually a decent summary of gossip protocol based p2p systems like Secure Scuttlebutt ( Data can be transferred when devices are in near enough proximity to each other (share a network, bluetooth, whatever). Messages are cryptographically signed (and possibly encrypted) so you could use this as a way of maintaining (albeit slowly)... - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Scuttlebutt

Scuttlebutt, A Decentralized Alternative To Facebook
Because users own all of the files that make up Scuttlebutt, they can store their data anywhere. For example, I have 800 MB worth of data — that’s small enough to fit on a microSD card. This represents two years of status updates, friends’ status updates, contact information, photos, and what have you. As soon as I put the card into my phone, Scuttlebutt automatically updates and syncs with the new posts that my...

Do you know an article comparing Scuttlebutt to other products?
Suggest a link to a post with product alternatives.

Suggest an article

Scuttlebutt discussion

Log in or Post with

This is an informative page about Scuttlebutt. You can review and discuss the product here. The primary details have not been verified within the last quarter, and they might be outdated. If you think we are missing something, please use the means on this page to comment or suggest changes. All reviews and comments are highly encouranged and appreciated as they help everyone in the community to make an informed choice. Please always be kind and objective when evaluating a product and sharing your opinion.