3 year Digg user turned 9 Year Reddit user. Now it's time to move on to something that I hope will be more of a level-headed grounded website.
Reddit in it's early years was something to behold. A democratic social media aggregrate, which in the early years of the internet was a welcome change from the usual web forums. Newgrounds, Something Awful, Ebaumsworld, even Bodybuilding.com we're some of the more popular places to have discussions about nearly any topic. Populated with active users of all walks of life the internet really was just filled with regular people. Interference from corporations, advertisers, bots, media giants, governments, and NGO's was at a much lesser extent.
The Reddit of today reminds me of the twilight years of Digg in which "Power-users" controlled the content and discussions. Nothing feels organic about it anymore. It's controlled and mainstream, which in my opinion goes against the very spirit of the internet.
It's time for the Reddit monopoly to have some competition again. Anyone else feel the same?