Remember The Matrix? World is data. Information. You cannot possibly read or just look through all of it, remember how difficult it was to read matrix? All news has to be fun and useful on daily basis. I mean, like, I spend some time with New York Times but it would be nice to have sites you can totally surf and feel like reading something substantial. Infotainment, but not infomercials that are all over us recently. Reddit is the most popular one.
Reddit is alive and kicking. Here is how it looks these days. We have had lots of sad news recently, but here is a good one – you can make $1000 US if you come with a new trendy discussion!
By the way I still remember how disappointed I was when I realized that Earthporn is about planet Earth.
We remind you Reddit has mobile version available on Play Store
Reddit feels unlimited and endless, but in 2015 it came crashing down for a while. So, what else is there?back to menu ↑
Voat declares to be censorship-free right away. That’s a good start!
That is also the site most similar to Reddit. You just get Subverses instead of Subreddits. But the first page, unlike Reddit, does not hit you with megatons of information. User can totally ease into it in a second.
Right now it is offering things like How Old Floppy Disks Worked link from YouTube, quite a few discussions of last week shootings including Turkish coup attempt, medical article about immune system and a brainiac level article on physics. Variety is certainly here.
And I sincerely appreciate “Atheism” Subverse. It is a rare thing even in 21st century.
There is more hate based stuff here than in good old Reddit, because … “no censorship”, remember?back to menu ↑
Quora surprised me with this look of the landing page.
Signing for fun things to read or ask sounds pretty nerdy. And it is nerdy, but also classy. Its a question-and-answer site where a community of users ask, answer and edit each other with perfect grammar (probably perfect).
Facebook users will be happy to hear that Quora was founded by Facebook people Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever. Those guys were crazy about Q&A sites.
But as you see it requires users to register with their real names rather than an Internet nicknames (screen name), and the site is basically unusable if a user is not logged in and using cookies.
It has evolved into a community though. Veterans of industries and people who matter right now answer questions more often than not, e.g. Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia.
When you see those big names you kind of eager to spend some time here without doubting.
For people who like the election systems, the voting system here is excellent. Voters keep best answer on top, super easy to find.
You can consume more of it thanks to mobile version.back to menu ↑
Just the first picture can tell you that it is more liberal thinking than the ones above. Newsvine syndicates content from major sources quite a lot. That makes it a news aggregator.
You can write your articles as well. Citizen journalism at its best here.
There are only 2 important buttons on this site. “Show Articles” and “Show Seeds”.
Write a popular story and get promoted to the front page. What else can you ask?back to menu ↑
I love the dark butterfly logo.
With Popurls you can check current headlines of everything. Reddit, The Verge, Digg, Flickr, Huffington Post, Metafilter, Longform, YouTube, Google, Buzzfeed, and many other major news outlets. And articles that seemingly come from nowhere like the funny thing I just found: “10 Amazing Services for The Rich”
If you try scrolling it down all the way to the bottom it will take you some time. The amount of content is overwhelming. It would take weeks and gallons of coffee just to read the most interesting things here.
Customization feature is a saviour here. You need to create an account and log in. Right after that you can start customizing, put all content and topics you like on top and so on.
This site also has 10 years of history, launched in 2006.back to menu ↑
Digg looks the opposite of overloaded Popurls and messy Reddit.
Only the articles most voted for land on the main page. Easy to navigate interface can help you find only the niches you prefer.
Right now I am reading “How to Fix Flying” article. It is helping me to love flying again!
Some paid to feature articles are here as well. But they keep up with the quality standards.
You can totally Digg it with your Android mobile phone.back to menu ↑
StumbleUpon starts a lot like Quora.
But for some reason I could not “connect with Google”.
This things daresays to PREDICT what you are looking for. Except you have to tell it what you like first, like tech, sports, “iPhone awesomeness”, etc. Then StumbleUpon will feed you just the news you like.
Although this site could be overwhelming just like other, people come to love it.
To state the obvious, you can find things here that you would never find on your own.
You can stumble upon it on Play Store as well.back to menu ↑
Yes, Hacker News is about IT stuff. Sirprisingly it does not look as if creative IT people ever touched it . The guys are probably busy hacking somebody.
But if you are an IT guy you can even find a job here. Just click on the “jobs” button in the middle of that orange line.
Click on this link to get mobile version.back to menu ↑
Mashable looks like a regular news website. Just like with news sites you can choose a global region, e.g. Asia, Australia or UK. Although the last one exited Europe and currnetly is just an island.
The entertainmant part is really extensive here. Plus Social media, Lifestyle and Watercooler departments here add up to the most leasurely aggregator in our list.
Just like you’d expect it produces tons of new info every day. You can keep up with most things if you only check out the “must see” topic. That’s where the popular content is waiting for you.
Mashable can teach you lots of things, for instance marketing tools.
It is totally mashable with your phone too. News alerts will chime for you.
The opposite of Mashable is quite serious Digital Journal. Condensed relevant civil journalism right here.
Digital Journal is an empowering tool for people who want to go fromfrom posting their opinions on Facebook to something J-word worthy.
Literally this is a place when you can start about personal stuff in a classy way and get a share of the website’s revenue.
Go for it.back to menu ↑
Fullsize version looks a bit like a tabloid.
This is a weapon of mass destruction when it comes to killing time. Countless videos and audios and other clickable little things will keep you awake till morning.
New stuff every few minutes, your reading skills better be well above average.
Reddit and some these sites are extremely popular. Sites like that will keep popping up because a few thousand visitor are guaranteed. So, this list cannot possibly be ever complete. The funny thing is you can go to Reddit or Mashable or some others and ask for a good alternative. It depends more on how much data you can consume in a lifetime.