If certain recent “decisions” by Twitter’s new management aren’t to your liking what would some worthwhile alternatives be? Well, luckily, here’s a handy-dandy list compiling some of the best Twitter alternatives on the internet right now.
Let’s run down the five best Twitter alternatives in no particular order, starting with…
Reddit – Obviously.
If you aren’t already using it, Reddit is one of the most active places on the internet and the service does its best to promote fair discussion with the Upvote/Downvote system. Reddit isn’t the most similar service to Twitter, however it’s hard to ignore the option of going to an already extremely popular service vs. a more obscure up-and-comer. Check it out! Join subreddits (think communities) for your hobbies and always make sure you read the rules, or you’ll totally be banned.
Tumblr – Blogging and memes galore.
Tumblr is yet another well-established corner of the internet. Launched in 2007, Tumblr has been a social media site known for its tight-knit communities and creative feeds littered with fandoms and memes and all sorts of content. Similar to Twitter, you can easily follow blogs or people and easily browse your feed of personalized content. Much akin to Twitter, you can make posts or replies with text, media, gifs etc. Get out there and Tumbl to your heart’s content.
Clubhouse – Here you are.
Aaaaalrighty, now this is a more fringe option to Twitter! Now Clubhouse is very similar to Twitter, but also very different. Clubhouse is an audio-centric social network only available on smartphones and tablets, so if you primarily like to use your social media on your PC or Mac this isn’t the option for you. The major feature of Clubhouse is its “Rooms” where anyone can start a virtual room for any topic under the sun and control who can and can’t join.
If you’re looking for a cool but totally alien experience to one you’d find on a more traditional service like Twitter, then Clubhouse is definitely worth checking out.
Mastodon – Like Discord but not.
Mastodon is very much the more self-sufficient alternative to something like Twitter. The servers are self-hosted and run by individuals, or small groups much like Discord, though the service functions similarly to Twitter with users sharing updates via the server feed and things like that. Moderation is controlled by the users completely, and there’s no limit to the servers you can join! There are even communities on other sites like Reddit dedicated to sharing and finding Mastodon servers for hobbies and discussions!
cohost – Promising but still in beta.
cohost is one of the most similar services to Twitter on this list! Built by a small team of devs, cohost’s core ideals is no ads, no tracking and no algorithms. The idea is incredibly promising and is still in the “getting off the ground” phase, though the user base is growing steadily and consistently. If there’s a singular service on this list you keep an eye on, my vote is for cohost. You can visit and sign-up without the need for any sort of beta invite code or anything like that, so check it out!
So there ya go! Five alternatives to the little bird with varying degrees of similarities. Of course there’s no reason to stop at just using one of these sites and ignoring the rest! Nowadays the best way to actually keep up with news and current events is to keep your eyes peeled on multiple services, apps and sites. So don’t tie yourself down to one spot on our lovely, huge internet – even if it’s owned by a billionaire.