Ever since Elon Musk took over Twitter, the social media platform has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. As if the mass layoffs that ensued were not enough, the workplace at Twitter has also become chaotic like never before. Now, the folks who have had a great time on the American social media site are contemplating a switchover to alternative platforms.
However, it will not be easy for users to contain their impulses of getting on Twitter and putting in their tweets. Reports have revealed that many who announced their move away from the micro-blogging site ended up sticking around and watching things unfold. While their dilemma is understandable, here are the potential social media platforms which could act as a replacement:
This app with the logo of a yellow bird appears more like a Twitter clone. Koo is a microblogging and social networking service based in the ‘Silicon Valley of India,’ Bengaluru. This would be the ideal platform to replicate the feed and engagement style of Twitter.
Founded on November 14, 2019, it received a lot of attention when Twitter got into a dispute with the Indian government over social media controls. Following the incident, several Indian users embraced Koo as their local alternative to the American social media site.
Just like Twitter, this German social networking platform has micro-blogging features. It is now being seen as the closest alternative to the ‘blue bird.’
During the sign-up process, you would be asked questions about what you would like to see on your feed. Based on your answers, you can run your own social networking site, which is called an ‘instance’ on Mastodon. This also enables you to link to other Mastodon-based sites.
Discord helps users create social and professional circles to stay up-to-date and have conversations. Unlike Twitter, there are no public spaces on this instant messaging platform, but you can join and communicate on topic-based channels and servers. Discord originally started as a means to have conversations while playing video games but has now expanded to more topic-based spaces.
This social networking website has been covering a variety of topics on its community forums for nearly two decades. Popularly known as subreddits among the Reddit community, these small community forums provide avenues for online discussions. The topics include entertainment, hobbies, business, health, and current affairs, among other interests.