In the beginning, Reddit was just a quirky alternative to Digg.com. Now, the multi-faceted website blossomed into this unstoppable force that the whole world can’t get enough of. With a seemingly endless supply of content, it’s hard to imagine alternatives but alas, they exist. So, let’s take a look at five websites that just might beat Reddit.
5. SLASHDOT COULD BEAT REDDIT
Slashdot bills itself as ‘News for Nerds.’ Hence, it features stories on science and technology. What’s unique about this site is that each story is submitted and evaluated by its users (sound familiar?). Each story has a comments sections where users can also add their own input.
4. NEWSVINE COULD BEAT REDDIT
Newsvine is a community-based, news website that takes content from users and also mainstream sources. Are you seeing a pattern here now? Users can write articles and link to external content as well. Furthermore, they can use the site as an online forum to discuss said news items. Newsvine is not a news bureau. Hence, it doesn’t have an editorial voice per say but provides a social news platform with an active community.
3. STUMBLEUPON COULD BEAT REDDIT
StumbleUpon is not new to the game but it’s still around and still popular. For those that don’t know, StumbleUpon is a discovery engine. This is a form of search engine that finds and recommends content to its users. Furthermore, it allows users to find and rate content that pertains to their own interest. This is all done with peer-sourcing and social-networking strategies.
2. ROLLSTROLL COULD BEAT REDDIT
RollStroll is a source for trends, news and pop culture discovery. While not community-based, RollStroll covers topics in lifestyle, entertainment, and fashion that energize all types of readers.
1. BUZZFEED COULD BEAT REDDIT
“Redditors” will openly display their hate for sites like Buzzfeed. However, it’s hard to deny their success. Their catchy headlines and engaging content have a way to draw in readers. Plus, their massive social media presence spreads their stories around like no other. Is it top notch journalism? Not really, but people sure do love it.