Yarn.social is a decentralized self-hosted social media that has a privacy-first focus.
There are no ads, no tracking and no personal information is ever collected or stored.
Read more About Yarn.social
You are welcome to join one of the existing pods listed here:
There is a native Mobile App for Yarn.social pods available called “Goryton for Twt” available on both Apple App and Google Play stores.
See Goryon for details
If you have Docker installed and available to run
containers you can run a
yarnd instance by simply running:
$ docker run -p 8000:8000 prologic/yarnd
Otherwise it is recommended to clone the source code and build
from source. Be sure to have Go installed.
$ git clone https://git.mills.io/yarnsocial/yarn $ cd yarn $ make deps $ make
Now run your instance by running:
For options see
Since Yarn.social is built upon the Twtxt spec with a few small extensions, all you need to do to join the network and participate in the growing number of users and conversations is have:
twtxt.txtfile hosted somewhere
avatar.pnghosted next to your
The following supporting services help to support the Yarn.social platform and are provided for the benefit of all users:
The project is managed by a self-hosted Gitea instance at https://git.mills.io/yarnsocial
yarndself-hosted Yarn.social Pod server itself as well as the
yarnccommand-line client for posting and interacting with the pod’s API.
yarndAPI to provide a native mobile experience for users.
If you would like to help the project and contribute ideas, bug-fixes, improvements, etc, we’re always looking for new contributors and we still have loads of things to do!
Please reach out to @prologic or join our Gitea instance at https://git.mills.io/ and start filing issues and pull requests to the main project https://git.mills.io/yarnsocial/yarn
We have an IRC channel
#yarn.social on the Libera.Chat
IRC network. You are welcome to come chat to us and hang out.
Yarn.social is a decentralised social media platform that supports micro-blogging (Twts) and full blogging. Pods (or individual instances) are owned and operators by “Pod Owners” or “Pod Operators”. Pods can either be configured as single-user or multi-user (the default).
As such all Yarn.social pods share the following defaults Abuse and Privacy policies:
yarnd DOES NOT collect any personali identifable information from users (PII),
or any metadata or analytics of any kind nor does it send, sell or transfer any data
from pods to any 3rd-parties.
Most of the software components here are licensed under the terms of the MIT License with the exception of the hosting platform.