Don't like Elon Musk? Here are top 3 Twitter alternatives

Elon Musk buying Twitter has displeased many users, not least because the billionaire's record on free speech is not good. So, here are top 5 Twitter alternatives for you.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 11:56 IST
Elon Musk
Take a look at the Twitter alternatives- Discord, Mastodon, and Reddit. (REUTERS)
Elon Musk
Take a look at the Twitter alternatives- Discord, Mastodon, and Reddit. (REUTERS)

As soon as the world's richest man Elon Musk bought Twitter, it split the Internet right down the middle. While many are excited and thrilled by this news, some users of the micro blogging site don't seem to be very happy. They are expressing a desire to leave the platform because of the new ownership regime. Twitter is one of the most preferred platforms to express views, opinions and to reach out to people, but Elon Musk has a record on free speech which does not please everyone. Now, fear is being expressed that Twitter will be ruled by trolls and that misinformation will be rife on it. Twitter has built up a dedicated base of around 300 million monthly active users around the world. So if you're one of those who is thinking of deleting their Twitter account or taking an off from this platform, you can check out a couple of alternatives to express your views. These include Discord, Mastodon, and Reddit. 

Twitter Alternatives 

1. Discord 

Discord has grown into a platform where you can create a 'Server' to discuss almost any topic that you wish. Launched in 2015, it allows users to be a part of communities over text, voice, and video, as long as they join the relevant Servers 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 discuss games and their streaks too. 

2. Mastodon 

This one is quite similar to Twitter. You can join multiple Servers on Mastodon. It mimics the layout of Twitter. Additionally, users can also explore news and hashtags, then follow and 'boost' Mastodon's take on retweets. 

3. Reddit 

It's a bulletin-board website full of news and posts created or posted by its users. You can 'upvote' and 'downvote' these posts. Your reaction to any post is displayed in a rising list of 'subreddits' and it will show you how popular the posts are with others.

Though the platform doesn't have a scrolling feed, you can follow subreddits. The homepage will show you a curated list of all those topics based on how new and popular they are across the day.

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First Published Date: 27 Apr, 13:54 IST
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