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    Slashdot Alternatives

    Slashdot is described as 'News for nerds, stuff that matters. Slashdot (aka /.) is a technology-related news and discussion site with a focus on Linux, free and open source software and information freedom and privacy issues. The software it runs on, called Slashcode, is open source' and is a Tech News site in the news & books category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Slashdot, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, iPad and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Reddit, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to Slashdot are Hacker News,, Aether and Lobsters.

    Slashdot is mainly a Social News but alternatives to it may also be Social Networks or Tech News Sites. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Slashdot.
    This page was last updated Nov 18, 2021
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    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.
      Reddit vs Slashdot opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Slashdot is a new aggregator. Reddit is more of a social network.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      Slashdot is technically oriented. Reddit posts memes.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

    2. Hacker News is a social news website that caters to programmers and entrepreneurs, delivering content related to computer science and entrepreneurship.

    3. 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.
    4. Open source, self-governing communities with auditable moderation and mod elections.
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      Lobsters is a technology-focused link-aggregation site. The site is driven by Ruby on Rails with the source code being freely available for those seeking to create a site similar to Reddit or Hackernews.

    5. Unsatisfied with the few link sharing communities that were available and their proprietary, untransparent and non-secure nature, ziq made the original (then known as with Wordpress, but it had a lot of limitations.
    6. A non-profit community site driven by its users' interests.
    7. Freelance community social center. Dynamic forum, high-powered discussions, platform ratings, marketplace news, independent workforce chat.


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      A social news aggregator for the Python community.
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