What, why, and how?

What is Nostr

From the nostr-protocol GitHub:

The simplest open protocol that is able to create a censorship-resistant global "social" network once and for all.

Like HTTP or TCP-IP, Nostr is a protocol — not an application or service.

Why Nostr

Social Networking is a crowded space. Each existing option has benefits and costs:

  • Centralized services (Twitter, Facebook, Truth Social)
    • Ease of use for ads and censorship
  • Decentralized or p2p social networks (Mastadon, SSB)
    • Free speech for complicated setup and expensive servers

Click here for more details on the shortcomings of existing solutions.

The nostr protocol enables creation of decentralized and reliable social networks.


This site is a quick-start guide to Nostr for Twitter users. Nostr implements familiar functionality, such as following, posting, reposting, and replying.

Access guides

Platform specific guides on Nostr access:

Managing identity

Want a verification checkmark? Check out this guide:

NIP-05 Verification Guide


Check out for more Nostr resources!

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