I'm always on the hunt for new and up-and-coming social networks. Imagine if you had gotten into Instagram or Pinterest before everyone joined. Sometime it's possible for early adopters to grow a large following base simply because there are less content creators to follow at the beginning stages of a new social network. Being an early adopter mixed with share-worthy content is a recipe for success.
Below is a list of social networks, content discovery sites, and link aggregators to keep an eye on. I haven't necessarily taken the time to vet every one of these networks, I just add the to the list as I come across them, so be sure to do your own due diligence before investing time and energy (or ad spend) into one of these networks. Leave a comment if you know of any networks that I missed or if you have feedback on any of the sites mentioned.
Many of these networks were compiled from r/RedditAlternatives.
https://akasha.world/ – Not ready for users yet.
https://bantr.io/ – Barely anything on the site yet.
https://discurse.xyz/ – Nothing there yet.
http://www.raddi.net/ – Decentralized discussion platform. In the works.
-I have no idea what those sites above are. I'm confused and will have to come back to those.
http://getaether.net/ – “Anonymous Reddit without servers”
discussionist.com – “Just like every other discussion forum out there… but totally different”
https://amafeed.com/ – AMA Alternative
https://epiverse.co/ – Browser extension that lets you comment on top of sites.
These sites came and went.
Big list of them here: https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditAlternatives/comments/5zlemv/the_alternatives_that_once_were_46_reddit/