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  • bitwise

    Reddit's a decent news aggregator, and not much else.

    Even subreddits like /r/programming have more often than not become launchpads for people's blog posts and for shameless corporate plugs of development tools, cloud providers, and other "next big thing" startups. I get that blog posts are a big part of the discussion of programming in general, but more often than not, it's people sharing boilerplate opinions on pages loaded to the gills with advertisements. If you want to post your opinion for the community to read and/or critique, why not self.post, instead of linking to your blog?

    I think what I like most about Snapzu so far is that people still seem more interested in keeping the opinion-based posting on-site, and provide relevant links to content only when it's out of their control. It gives me the impression that the participants don't have some financial motive; they're in it for the community. Naturally, my main worry now is that as this site gets more popular (I really do believe this site has much more potential than Voat and other "reddit-likes"), the influx of new users will pollute the idea of community and quality for cheap laughs and cheap thrills.