Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter has made many users unhappy, especially because the billionaire’s record of free speech is not good. So here are the top 5 Twitter alternatives for you.
Soon after the richest man in the world Elon Musk acquired Twitter, it split the internet. While many are excited and thrilled by this news, some microblogging site users don’t seem to be too happy. They are expressing their desire to leave the platform because of the new ownership regime. Twitter is one of the most preferred platforms for expressing opinions, opinions and reaching out to people, but Elon Musk has a record of free speech that doesn’t please everyone. Now, fear is being expressed that Twitter will be ruled by trolls and misinformation will be rampant on it. Twitter has built a dedicated base of around 300 million monthly active users around the world. So, if you are one of those people who are thinking of deleting their Twitter account or leaving the platform, you can check out some alternatives to express your views. These include Discord, Mastodon, and Reddit.
Discord has evolved into a platform where you can create a ‘Server’ to discuss almost any topic you want. Launched in 2015, it allows users to become part of a community via text, voice and video, as long as they join the relevant Server and follow their rules. You can keep in touch with users through video. It also integrates with Steam, Xbox, and your PlayStation profile, so gamers can also discuss games and their streaks.
This one is quite similar to Twitter. You can join multiple Servers on Mastodon. It mimics the layout of Twitter. In addition, users can also discover news and hashtags, then follow and ‘push’ Mastodon to receive retweets.
It’s a bulletin board website filled with user-generated or posted news and articles. You can ‘for’ and ‘against’ these posts. Your reaction to any post is shown in the growing list of ‘subreddits’ and it will tell you how popular those posts are with others.
While the platform doesn’t have a scrolling feed, you can follow subreddits. The home page will show you a sorted list of all those topics based on how new and popular they were during the day.