A growing number of people are starting to look for alternatives. This is not a definitive list because new stuff is coming out every month it seems like.
i.sli.mg alternative for imgur
i.sli.mg was the answer to imgur takedown of offensive pictures. i.sli.mg works similar to imgur. You upload pictures, share, and get links to pass around.
Their rules are more lax than imgur.
Brave Browser & Comodo Dragon
I’ve heard more talk about the Brave browser than Comodo Dragon. Brave blocks advertising and is a clean, simple to use browser. Here’s a quick list taken from Brave.com about their browser:
Brave has an iPhone / Android app, so you can surf much faster.
If you don’t like the Brave browser, then I recommend looking at the Comodo Browser.
Comodo Dragon offers private surfing. So no one can track you. Some people like Comodo Dragon better because they have the option of using their PRIVATE DNS servers.
Comodo Dragon is built using Chromium technology.
DuckDuckGo and Startpage.com
DuckDuckGo is another alternative to Google.
The cool thing to use on DuckDuckGo are the “!bangs”. Simply type in:
!amazon shoes (type this into the DuckDuckGo search engine and you can surf Amazon straight from DuckDuckGo. )
Next is, Startpage.com. A search engine that protects your privacy. It works by using Google search and filtering out the tracking Google uses. According to Starpage, you get the best of both worlds. Google search + no tracking.
Signal App & Telegram
It’s well known that most of your communications, emails, and personal information are being mined by companies like, Facebook, Google, and Apple.
Apple phones can be hacked and are not 100% private.
Signal encrypts your messages. I’ve summed up below what the Signal app does according to the Signal app webite:
- Send text, pictures, videos all without SMS and MMS fees.
- Use your existing phone number.
- No one can read your messages. Not even Signal.
- No ads. Free.
Next on the list is Telegram.
ISIS is known to use Telegram. If you follow @jenanmoussa on Twitter you can see how they use it.
It’s similar to Signal. I took this screenshot straight from their site so you can see what it’s about:
Infogalactic is the alternative to Wikipedia. When you Google something, Wikipedia is usually the first thing that pops up. Wikipedia is known to fudge and change details to fit their narrative.
Infogalactic aims to become the first decentralized global knowledgebase. The 7 cannons of Infogalactic represent their beliefs.
If you’re tired of censorship and want to build up alternative platforms, then check out all of these sites.
Or if you have any suggestions let me know below.