Reddit Alternatives for 2019
Reddit is one of the most popular social networks in the world. Reddit started out small but quickly expanded and became the mogul that it is today. Spanning all across the globe and with thousands of users, Reddit has something for anybody, whether it is good or bad.
Essentially, Reddit was thought up as a platform where users can share their stories and post images. Other users who follow your feed have the ability to either upvote or downvote anything that you publish. From there the formula is simple, the more upvotes your content has it has a better rating and is pushed forward throughout the feed. The comment section also allows users to give their thoughts and provide additional insight on it.
Of course, you cannot really go crazy and publish inappropriate content nor post profanities aimed at other users, or you might get banned. But essentially, Reddit is a great platform for people who want to share ideas and gather new ones. But, as all things go, there are alternative platforms that provide a similar experience and even ones with a certain advantage. Here are some Reddit alternatives that are sure to become popular in 2019.
Quora is an open discussion site that has been getting a lot of momentum recently. It has already gained a lot of users during the past year and its popularity has only been going up since it was established. It functions on a really simple formula, and that is the question and answer format.
So what can users actually do here? They can get a lot of information and answers to certain questions that they need an answer for. Fresh users can post their questions while other users will helpfully try to provide them with an answer. You can also search different categories and try to find answers to certain questions because if you want to know the answer about something, chances are somebody else has already thought of asking a question about it before you. All in all, it is a very useful site which provides you with an easy and quick way to get informed.
StumbleUpon is probably the best, recent alternative to Reddit. It has almost the exact formula and a great name to boot. What you do here is literally stumble upon things that interest you the most and read about them. StumbleUpon has an enormous database about various things and all of it gets updated on a regular basis. You just have to start using it and in no time you will get a feed of posts based on your interest.
You can literally spend browsing hours on end and can find various kinds of things that interest you particularly. Like with Reddit, you can also post your own content and get likes based on if people like it or not. And don’t worry, you will probably never run out of things to do here as StumbleUpon has probably the largest collection of content to date. You will notice that with every refresh of your feed that you make.
Mamby is an up and coming social network which will probably hit its high in 2019. It ranks as one of the fastest growing Reddit alternatives currently available. In terms of similarities, Mamby has a very similar premise as Reddit. It utilizes an advanced algorithm that offers you materials and content based on your usage. Meaning, the more you use it the better content you will get. The program also does not need a lot in order to get to know you and provide you with the right kind of content.
But what makes Mamby different from Reddit is that this platform actually rewards its users. All the people who post any kind of content there can be paid for helping the platform grow. And the major thing here is that the platform pays their users in Bitcoin. Mamby utilizes the rise of cryptocurrency and uses it to its advantage to make its platform even more popular.
Voat is one of the oldest social networks on the list and is the one most similar to Reddit. Voat has almost the same formula like Reddit. It has various categories that users can choose from and read. The same way as Reddit has subreddits, Voat has subverses which have the same function like in Reddit. You can also create your own subverses, comment and vote on the ones other people have created. But the difference here is that you click on arrows that are positioned either upwards or downwards to give positive or negative feedback.
But enough about similarities, as there are obviously plenty. Voat differs from Reddit as it is much more lenient in regards to materials that can be posted. Reddit has imposed a lot of rules on their platform and users cannot really post what they want. Voat has a different policy which gives you more freedom, but you still cannot go really nuts here. So people who want more freedom of speech and want to express themselves can use this platform instead of Reddit.
Digg is a site which provides quality content to their users. In terms of its initial offer, it does not differ much from Reddit. It gives you the opportunity to browse through different content and rate it by using diggs. This is how popular material is being promoted as the ones with the most amount of diggs go up.
But the differences are what make Digg a unique social network site. It essentially provides quality materials and content. They are very much aware of the stuff they put on and its quality. There are also more categories which allow you more options and a lot more to look at. The site is also very neat and very user-friendly so it gives the users a clear view about what they are doing. You can also contribute to Digg by adding content to it, as long as it is approved.
4Chan is a Reddit alternative that values security and anonymity. What makes this platform unique is not the fact that it provides Reddit-like options. What makes it great for people to use is that you do not really have to register in order to be a part of the platform. You can give comments as a visitor or you can register under an alias so you don’t have to worry about people knowing who you actually are.
In terms of content, 4Chan allows you to publish and view literally anything. There are no boundaries here and one has the opportunity to look up absolutely everything and find out things about it. People are even allowed to post adult content without the fear of being banned. This is probably the most liberal social platform today which could make its biggest step forward in 2019.