Who are spectrum's competitors?December 18, 2017 at 11:37am
Spectrum is a great product, with a lot of stuff to go through.
As every company have it's own competitors, who does Spectrum compete with?
December 18, 2017 at 1:11pm
Looking at my sidebar, I'd say community slacks, Discord and DevRant, but Spectrum is more like a forum than a chat, so the obvious one would be Discourse
FWIW what Discourse is missing is the reddit-like centralisation. What Discord and Slack are missing is the forum aspect. What DevRant and Reddit are missing is the focus on discussions rather than comments.
yeah that's a good analysis. Discourse is not a platform and not real-time chat, Discord and Slack are not publicly indexed and a single stream of chat (with channels), not threads, and DevRant and reddit are not as disjoint
In the sense that reddit is global with /r/topic subreddits, but Spectrum (ideally, though I don't think we're 100% there yet) should feel like you're a member of individual communities
I've never felt like a member of a subreddit, for example. I'm subscribed to them, sure, and might even post something, but mostly I just go there to read stuff
It doesn't feel like I'm a part of a specific, encapsulated community