Scuttlebutt works differently to other social networks, it has no servers and your personal data is stored on your device. (Scuttlebutt and Manyverse are of course free and open software too! 👍 )
It's still slightly tricky to use, but Manyverse is trying to make it easier. You can find out more at:
and follow them on the Fediverse at:
with the lead developer at:
@hoergen Delete blob files manually. But there are external scripts, like this one here: https://gitlab.com/Aranad/tools/blob/master/old-files-purge.pl @staltz @manyver_se @switchingsocial
@hoergen you can send and receive pics/ vids of cats (or anything else) on #Scuttlebutt, you just don't have to store them long term. I haven't tested #Manyverse yet (it doesn't seem to be available for Android 4.4.4 or older), but I assume you can set it to only keep recent posts, up to a given storage limit. Then you can use a desktop client (or run a pub on a VPS) to store a larger volume of post data for posterity or to help with distribution.
@staltz @Hamiller @manyver_se @switchingsocial
That said, work is underway (in the SSB community) to implement deletion of log messages in the protocol. It's tricky but doable. And blobs are easily deletable, and they consist of ~80% of the used space typically.
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.