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News Sharing Tools

News breaks faster than ever, and for those enthusiastic enough to follow it as it breaks, the best way to ensure it can be used as fuel for conversation is to share it with others directly. Platforms like Reddit and Digg allow users to share news on a potentially larger platform than where it initially was released or reported, enabling further discussion and awareness of potentially important events.

  1. Reddit (stylized in its logo as reddit) is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Registered members submit content to the site such as links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down by other members.

  2. Uncensored free speech alternative to the extreme Reddit and Voat forums, democratically civilized by Graham's Debate Pyramid, no illegal transactions nor porn. Truth-seeking anti-corruption news are among the popular themes. Android app, iOS soon.

  3. Digg delivers the most interesting and talked-about stories on the Web right now.

  4. A non-profit community site driven by its users' interests.

  5. Federated link aggregation powered by ActivityPub.


    Project halted. It will be back in some months

  6. newsrdr is a Web based RSS/Atom news reader that allows you to follow the latest news from your favorite websites in one place.

    No screenshots yet
  7. A link aggregation site focusing on user submitted content with a voting system, private messaging, and curated subject groups - both public and private - called headcycles.

  8. Darto is a community platform with a goal to improve online discourse. It aims to simplify companionship and community building, all while helping promote healthy discussion.

  9. NewsMix, your personalized newsstand, has been completely redesigned with focus on its brand-new and unique feature: a compilation of news playlists.

  10. Slidos is a webbased news aggregator/rss reader

    • Allows to add and share rss feeds
    • Build groups of interesting rss feeds and share
    • Mark/Unmark interesting news
    • Filter articles based on keywords
    • No extra software/app required
    • Free service for private use.
  11. Subscribe to your favorite blogs, websites, and publications and receive a weekly, personalized ebook to read and highlight on your iPad, iPhone, Kindle, or other device that supports ePub or Mobi formats. Sync issues with Readmill, Kindle, or download directly.


    The final issue of Gazette was sent on April 25, 2014.

  12. [NewsRob was discontinued with Google Reader on 1st July 2013 and the source code was released under the MIT open source license.]


    Discontinued with Google Reader on 1st July 2013. The source code was released under the MIT open source license.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Ruby on Rails

    Thimble is an open-source, community-based news platform built with Ruby on Rails. Much like Reddit or Hacker News, users are identified by pseudonyms and all content posted is generated by user.