Top 8 alternative websites that you should prefer in 2018!
Ever wondered where we would stand if we did not have the luxury of a search engine like Google, an enormous collection of videos to choose from like YouTube, or missing a social networking site as cool as Facebook. What’s more interesting to me is that despite these famous websites that almost everyone visits daily there are numerous other websites that might have missed your browser’s history, but you surely would not want to miss them anymore. So, I bring to you some of these unfamiliar yet amazing websites, so that you have some better options to choose from other than staying too mainstream and going with the cohort.
Chinese web services company search engine incorporated in 2000, It currently holds 800 million monthly users and has been named in 2017’s Top 10 Global Leading Enterprises. Moreover, it surpassed 2400 mobile developers worldwide, a whopping 50% increase in its base as compared to 2016 and its third-party app users also grew by 10 % in the year 2017. One of the eye-catching features of Baidu is the QR Code scan option which enables users to directly access Baidu account on a portable device. This search engine though in its initial days in the global market can surely give Google a run for its money in the near future.
Social News and Media Aggregation website, Reddit came into being in 2005. As of 2017, it has 542 million monthly users with 234 million unique users making it the 8th most visited website in the world. Reddit is a social platform where you may post links, texts, images and the users may upvote/downvote it. Given the huge traffic and enormous users, you can surf through a variety of posts to increase your knowledge base and understand things from different dimensions.
The literal meaning of Taobao is “searching for treasure network”. Founded by Alibaba Group, it is a unique marketplace which facilitates consumer to consumer retail by providing a platform for small businessmen and individual entrepreneurs. The point where this platform beats e-commerce giants like Amazon, Flipkart etc is that the individual entrepreneurs or small businessmen would have reduced competition in the retail market from wholesale suppliers as in the case of former. As of 2017 Taobao has over 370 million users and have around 80% of Chinese domestic market. It has around 70 million products listed on its website and is among world’s 20 most visited website according to Alexa.
VK or VKontakte is a Russian online social media and social networking platform where you can share and tag images, audio and video and play browser-based games. As per data released by SimilarWeb, VK is the 6th most popular website in the world. Available in several languages, VK is the most popular among the Russian – speaking users as well as in Europe and the United States. So, move over Facebook and explore something new.
Moving on from mainstream microblogging website Twitter, SinaWiebo is a Chinese microblogging website which came up in 2009. It has a whopping 222 million subscribers and more than 100 million daily users who cumulatively post up to about 100 million messages/posts/blogs every day. Based on the lines of Twitter, SinaWiebo has a better user interface and is more like a combination of Twitter, Facebook and Medium, where users interact much more as compared to Twitter.
6. JingDong Mall
Commonly known as JD.com and formerly called 360buy, JingDongis a Chinese E-Commerce company. It is one of the major competitors of E-Commerce giant Alibaba run T-Mall and has an active user base of around 270 million users. One thing that puts apart JingDong from others in terms of technology is the test use of robotic delivery services and building drone delivery projects. It is also world’s leading company in high tech and AI delivery through drones, autonomous technology and robots.
One Stop for all your answers relating to Movies, TV-Series, Documentaries and much more. Formerly known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to movies, Tv – Shows, video games, biographies etc. IMDb has a vast collection of titles close to 4.5 million and a user base of up to 83 million users as on December 2017. You may choose the title according to the type of Genre, Rating and start watching your favourite characters. So, instead of losing patience in surfing the internet and still missing out on the titles of your choice, just visit here and you would be more than happy.
Forget Instagram, Imgur is an online image sharing and image host community, It was created in response to the usability problems encountered in similar services. Imgur has a unique functionality of allowing users to directly share images to Imgur instead of requiring images to gain enough attention on social media and then show up on popular image gallery with this Imgur also has a meme generator saving the need of a separate app for creating memes.
Do not walk with the crowd rather make the crowd follow your footsteps. No matter Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and other mainstream websites from different spheres have their own charm but the above- listed websites will surely blow your brains out. They are user- friendly, interactive and come with some kick-ass features. So, my advice for everyone out there- Do visit these awesome websites. Happy surfing!!!
-by Prateek Gupta