What Could a Reddit Alternative Be Like?
As a designer I’m always curious about how products can be improved.
Reddit is in an uproar for good reasons.
Social news site Reddit is in virtual lockdown in protest over the sacking of popular employee Victoria Taylor.
Ms Taylor oversaw the “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) section of the site that interviewed celebrities, politicians and other newsworthy figures.
About 100 chat sections, or sub-reddits, that together have millions of readers are believed to have been shut.
Reddit’s only comment about the issue has been to say that it did not talk about “individual employee matters. — BBC
Many subreddits have switched over to private viewing only. Lots of important content is now locked up. Will reddit staff overstep the mods and enable these subreddits if they remain dark for too long? That would be interesting…
Many people are talking about what alternatives currently exist. Where can the community migrate to?
This got me thinking about what the most passionate and important community members of reddit thought about the site, so I created a survey to try to understand where are the gaps?
As a passionate user for over 8 years, I have strong opinions on what could be better. It would be a fun project to design solutions to the problems the users have with reddit. If you think so as well feel free to share your opinions with me on reddit, in my survey or on twitter!