With social media purging set to kick into overdrive, it’s increasingly important to have viable alternatives for the intellectually curious. Beyond the network effect, the tech giants also enjoy hard-won virtual vertical integration. Facebook provides news, advertising, group message boards, public social media feeds, electronic marketplaces, and DMing all in-house. It is a one-stop shop for people. Many Facebook users use nothing other than Facebook when they go online.
Those interested in keeping the flame of free thought alive must move in the same direction to avoid being snuffed out. The proprietor of this webzine is doing just that with the site’s new crowdsourced News Aggregator feature. Check out Ron’s introduction. Drudge has become a joke. Revolver and Infogalactic are good, and UR has the potential to be even better.