Posted on Monday, May 12th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Snapzu is a community-based content sharing and discovery site.
Snapzu displays the best articles, videos and links from around the web, sourcing from its own community to make editorial decisions. Similar to sites like Digg and Reddit, Snapzu users can vote for or against content uploaded to the site, with the highest-supported “snaps” rising to the top of the homepage while the rest sink lower. While sites like Digg and Reddit favor a simplistic, text-based design, Snapzu organizes its homepage with pictures and headlines, making it appear like a more traditional news site. This makes it easier to quickly scroll through tons of “snaps” while finding something that piques your interest.
While Snapzu‘s homepage is a great place to start, there’s also the ability to filter snaps by topic. Similar to subreddits, there are tons of categories like “science” or “technology” to which you can subscribe. You can also filter snaps by type, such as “images,” “memes,” “videos,” etc. This makes it easier to get exactly the type of content that you want to find. It’s also easy to share your own snaps, as you simply select a type, provide a link and a title. It’s up to the rest of the Snapzu community to decide whether or not they want to support what you posted. Because Snapzu is a community-oriented site, there are discussion forums beneath each snap as well as user profiles that can interact with each other in various ways. The site might not offer much different from Reddit — arguably the Internet’s powerhouse of social content sharing and discovery — but it is a nice alternative for those looking for a few newer options.