11 Alternatives To Steemit - Times Are Changing

in steemit •  6 months ago


Today I looked for other decentralized social media platforms and found many.

Actually I'm very excited for the future of steemit and from a egoist pespective I hope it will be always big, because I builded something up here in the past 1,5 years. But still I have some FOMO when I see how much other projects are going to do the same or something similiar. Especially when it comes to certain points there is potential for others to make it way better. On steemit the trending page is "owned" by whales, new users barely have a chance to enter this area. Also the communication from steemit is not the best for someone who doesn't want to check Github for everything. If another site can make it better, especially avoid the "whale centralisation", Steemit can quickly become the next Myspace. I really hope this doesn't happen, but time will tell. Not all projects offer exactly the same as Steemit, it is always possible to coexist.

Anyways here is a list of other projects I found. I still feel like I didn't found all. Do you know more? What do you think about those projects? I don't know most of them, but I am curious which ones are promising.


YOYOW:A blockchain based content rewards network


Yours is a social network where you can earn bitcoin if you create value. Our mission to improve the quality of content on the internet and to get people paid for doing work they love.


Qbao is the next generation of decentralised social network
Qbao users will abide by a decentralized autonomous protocol. Also they can share information and communicate on Qbao Network APP.


Sapien is a highly customizable, democratized social news platform capable of rewarding millions of content creators and curators without any centralized intermediaries.


Scrypto.io is the blockchain-based social network platform that intends to offer functionalities that ease the use of cryptocurrencies, for the new investors or beginners. The platform captures developers, miners, investors, and newbies belonging to the cryptocurrency industry.


Take back your internet freedom


Nexus is a new feature filled social network that utilizes decentralized applications and allows for online cryptocurrency marketplace purchases.


In today’s blockchain realm, AKASHA is a social and technological experiment enabling our collective memory, feelings and ideas to echo freely throughout humanity’s existence. By fusing Ethereum with the Inter-Planetary File System, we explore the implications and applications of a permanent Web in the context of freedom of expression, creative perpetuity, and privacy for a better home of Mind.


Sphere was built on the idea that privacy, company transparency, and data security should be the fundamental building blocks of every social platform. So we believe that the millions those corporations are making off of your data doesn't belong to them, it belongs to you.
We are creating a decentralized social network, separate from those corporations, that allows exactly that. You have a say, you get compensated, and above all you take back the power with every connection and every interaction.


Blockchain-based decentralized secure messenger and fastest-growing social network


Synereo offers blockchain-enabled Attention Economy solutions, allowing direct and platform agnostic monetization of original content posted anywhere on the net.

Eigentlich bin ich sehr gespannt auf die Zukunft von Steemit und aus einer egoistischen Perspektive hoffe ich, dass es immer groß wird, denn ich habe hier in den letzten 1,5 Jahren etwas aufgebaut. Aber ich habe immer noch etwas FOMO, wenn ich sehe, wie viel andere Projekte dasselbe oder etwas ähnliches tun werden. Gerade wenn es um bestimmte Punkte geht, gibt es Potenzial für andere, es besser zu machen. Auf Steemit ist die Trendseite von Walen "besessen", neue Nutzer haben kaum eine Chance, in diesem Bereich zu erscheinen. Auch die Kommunikation von Steemit ist nicht das Beste für jemanden, der nicht immer Github überprüfen möchte. Wenn eine andere Seite es besser machen kann, und vor allem die "Wal-Zentralisierung" vermeiden ann, kann Steemit schnell zum nächsten Myspace werden. Ich hoffe wirklich, dass das nicht passiert, aber die Zeit wird es zeigen. Auch bieten nicht alle Projekte genau das gleiche wie Steemit, es ist immer möglich, nebeneinander zu existieren. Wie auch immer, hier ist eine Liste von anderen Projekten, die ich gefunden habe. Ich habe immer noch das Gefühl, dass ich nicht alles gefunden habe. Kennt ihr vielleicht sogar noch mehr? Was denkt ihr über diese Projekte? Ich kenne die meisten nicht, aber ich bin gespannt, welche vielversprechend sind.

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How often do you flag garbage content in "trending"?


I'm always struggeling doing this. You know, when someone posts pictures of the fish he/she ate in a five star restaurant, it is not necessary garbage content. But it shouldn't be in the top posts for sure, it is just way to boring for being voted so high :p


So you have tools available to you to change what's on trending, but don't use them?


How they get there in the top trending? I check the content from many top trends, and they are not even well written. What is going on? I am still trying to understand.

I have heard of yoyow but I thought we should pay them or something for a subscription? thanks for the list and I hope steemit does not lose its original intention because of the whales and spammers - both bad


I didn't try to register there yet, don't know. But that would be devenitly speaking against it. Yes you are right, the more important to keep this topics discussed and active: whales and spammers...

Steemit stated a trend. I think though I will stick with Steemit.com. Kind of like being in a relationship...when you find a good one you stick with her. LOL


I'm also currently sticking with it because it offers amazing opportunities. But I wouldn't compare it to a relationship personally. It is not a living being. Once there is something better I will join the change. Otherwise I would still be on myspace :D

Sehr gut geschriebener Artikel ^^

ich denke, es ist wie in jeder Szene: Etwas Neues, dass sehr gut läuft, wenn icht schon "revolutionär" ist, wird nachgemacht.

Diese Trittbrettfahrer haben aber meist kaum eine Chance, es sei denn, sie nehmen die Idee und machen sie so viel besser, dass die Nutzer abwandern...

Ob und wann das bei Steemit passieren könnte/wird, wird man abwarten müssen - alles andere ist reine Spekulation


Danke dir! :)

Das stimmt auf jeden Fall. Ich denke es ist auch eine Frage der technischen Entwicklung. Wenn Trittbrettfahrer die Probleme von steemit besser und schneller beheben, haben sie wesentlich bessere Chancen denke ich. Noch hat steemit ja nicht die Macht wie z.B. facebook, wo Konkurennten einfach wegen der Größe keine Chance mehr haben...

nice info. I tried some of those social media (akasha, yoyow, yours, synereo - and echat, that is a messanger) but honestly it takes too much time to get acquainted with more than 2-3 social media for me. steem, twitter, reddit and some discord-telegram-slack chatrooms filled my free time :)


I just tried Synereo of them when it came out and didn't liked it so much, because it was not working...
Yes you are right, what is there allready takes a lot of time. Actually I'm using exactly the same media as you right now :p

I feel that "whale" problem which Steemit has is almost unavoidable for any social network which incentives users to create content. Hopefully, Steemit will find a way to fix this. Steemit is still only in beta so I will keep optomistic. Thankyou for the post!


It is a hard task for sure. It is not easy to give the whales less power without being too authoritarian as the operator. But as there are so many projects I'm pretty sure we will see different approaches on this...

I think that the comparison to Myspace is a bit too much. Steemit's user-base is growing too much for that to be the case. Besides, I don't think that any of the alternatives that you've listed has shown enough growth to be able to compete with Steemit yet.

There are still many things that Steemit could still improve on, but that's another discussion altogether.

I do appreciate the write-up of all Steemit alternatives, bookmarking for sure!


Yes, it is provocative for sure. Steemit is still at an early stage with way more potential upwards compared to myspace when it died. It is more a long term comparison. What if other projects which start now will slowly overtake steemit in 2 years? Who knows. Time will tell. But I want to be ready in case it happens :p


It's not smart anyway to put all of your eggs in one basket, so to speak. You can always use those other platforms to cross-post, so you're building an audience at multiple platforms.


On the contrary, it is actually smart to place your eggs in one basket. All you have to do is take proper care of that one basket. If you start chasing three rats, how many do you think you'll end up catching?

I also agree with you that there are many ways in which steemit can be improved. As a matter of fact, i wrote an article on that very topic of recent. I couldn't get enough attention though, an irony of sorts because this is one of the things such posts are meant to address...



"On the contrary, it is actually smart to place your eggs in one basket."

Good insight. That must be why every financial expert in the world warns against diversification. Oh wait... they don't.


Those new users will soon leave once they find that their posts are not even making 2 cents. the trending page is "owned" by whales, new users barely have a chance to enter this area. I have been here half a year, and consider leaving each time I log on.

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I'm going to have to check all these out, thanks for the links!

Really great!

I am also excited about future of steemit .
Mind doesn't work after see joining of steemit .
Hope in future will be big.

ich guck mir einfach die new kategorie immer an.


Jo da gehe ich tendenziell auch lieber rein. Trending benutze ich nur um zu sehen was es gerade für neue Projekte rund um steemit gibt. Die meisten anderen Posts sind eher so mittel... :p

I went through most of the sites listed. Steem is still the easiest, and free. I think Steem in the long term will prevail considering theres still a lot to be implemented. I think the competition will be playing catch up long after steem gets even better! :)

Danke für diesen Beitrag. Kannst du (oder auch jemand anderes) noch etwas zu den anderen Projekten sagen, die du kennst und wie du diese im Vergleich zu steemit einschätzen würdest? Einige klingen ja ganz interessant, da wären sicherlich ein paar Erfahrungen spannend :-)


Thank you for this article. I'm doing everything I can to get away from Steemit. I would love to be here, but I don't understand the site. The problem mainly is that I can't find anything. It's not possible to subscribe to tags or a set of tags, so that means I can't have "groups", like on reddit. Also, I can't find the developer community; there's not like a discussion place to go, I feel. Hope Steemit can get better, but for now, I feel I can't use it

I wish any of them works for me.