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Discussing Three Reddit Alternatives After Reddit's API Decisions

by Tyler Mc.July 12th, 2023
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Reddit has implemented a new controversial API pricing plan that has killed many of the social media site’s best clients. There are now multiple different apps competing to cater to those who are looking for decent Reddit alternatives. With this article, you can hopefully see some decent Redditalternatives to try if you wish to make an exodus from the site.
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Reddit has implemented a new controversial API pricing plan that has killed many of the social media site’s best clients, Plenty of people are starting an exodus from the social media platform in search of greener pastures.


There are now multiple different apps competing to cater to those who are looking for decent Reddit alternatives, and with this article, you can hopefully see three Reddit alternatives to try if you wish to make an exodus from the site or are simply curious to see what else is out there in terms of social aggregate sites.

Squabbles

One of those very interesting alternatives is a website by the name of Squabbles that behaves like a combination of Reddit and Twitter as applications all rolled into one - something that might make both former Twitter users and lovers of Reddit enjoy this new kid on the block more than the older big tech websites they came from.


Squabbles.io is a new platform, and it is still in its infancy which means it has fewer users than Reddit currently, but there is a benefit due to its small size: the owners of Squabbles are more willing to listen to feedback from users than the larger sites.


The developers behind this site are very willing to listen to community feedback and are actively working to improve the platform.


On top of that, Squabbles already has mobile apps that you can use on Android or iOS. You have Pulse - an early access app that you can use whether you are an Android user or somebody who has an iPhone.


You also have Tiff for Android only and Calipso for iOS only, so there are plenty of different options available!


Many people, even those on Reddit, have liked Squabbles, and the only cons really seem to be how small the community currently is (so do not expect to get as many likes as you would on the average Reddit posts), and the fact that most of its mobile apps are in the early stages. Other than that, Squabbles is pretty viable!

Lemmy

Instead of being a single website connected by a single server farm and service, Lemmy is interesting in the fact that it is a federated network made from dozens of different instances and servers in a decentralized manner similar to Mastodon.


This provides the benefit that Lemmy has a series of servers that integrate with one another (a practice that is known as federating), and this means that different moderation practices and default sets exist for each of the Lemmy communities.


So, you can easily find a unique community with moderation practices and rules that you are comfortable with. You can join communities from various servers and interact with people.


One of the main servers, lemmy.world, has an interface that is a mix of old reddit.com and the modern Reddit style without ads, so all of those are pros for many people.


The only issues for the site are that Lemmy has a smaller community than Reddit, and it is described as being more difficult to join than signing up for traditional websites. However, just like with the other Reddit alternatives, these issues can potentially be improved in the future.

Beehaw

Finally, there is a relatively new and small alternative that has some pretty nice content. The interface is described by Techradar as being nice and neat, and I would have to agree that it may feel much less cluttered than Reddit and other sites of this nature.


On top of that, Beehaw has a mission statement of working to avoid “hate speech” and “disinformation” that tends to be prevalent on these platforms.


This allows Beehaw to have a very accepting environment with communities for things like neurodivergence and people of color and literature and gardening.


These accepting communities can allow people to find places where they belong on the internet & locate their own interests, though more risky and NSFW content might be harder to locate here.