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description = """ PeerTube is a free and decentralized video platform meant as an alternative to services like YouTube. See the instance running on https://peertube.boba.best """ +++
What is PeerTube?
PeerTube aspires to be a decentralized and free/libre alternative to video broadcasting services.
Our aim is not to replace them, but rather to simultaneously offer something else, with different values.
PeerTube uses ActivityPub, a federating protocol that allows you to interact with other software, provided they also use this protocol. For example, PeerTube and Mastodon -a Twitter alternative- are connected: you can follow a PeerTube user from Mastodon (the latest videos from the PeerTube account you follow will appear in your feed), and even comment on a PeerTube-hosted video directly from your Mastodon's account.
With PeerTube, choose your hosting company and the rules you believe in.
Direct contact with a human-scale hoster allows for two things: you no longer are the client of a huge tech company, and you can nurture a special relationship with your hoster, who distributes your data.
The PeerTube software can, whenever necessary, use a peer-to-peer protocol (P2P) to broadcast viral videos, lowering the load of their hosts.
Instance URL: https://peertube.boba.best