Social media doesn’t have to violate your privacy and the services below put you in control of your data and what is public or private.
Use Instead Of: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat.
Facebook / Twitter
Mastodon is a social network based on open web protocols and free, open-source software. It is decentralized like e-mail. It also has the most users, and the most diverse (in terms of interests) users, looks good, and is easy to setup.
PixelFed is an open source federated alternative to Instagram. This is a photo-oriented social network with filters, comments, likes, shares without the ads and tracking.