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Who are spectrum's competitors?

December 18, 2017 at 11:37am

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
We see ourselves competing with a little bit with each of Slack, Gitter and Discord, but really there isn't anything that fills this specific void yet. (otherwise we would've just used that instead of starting Spectrum ๐Ÿ˜‰)
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Time is the only thing.
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Haha yeah, very true
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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
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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.
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more like Quora with facts and ideas
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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
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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
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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
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It doesn't feel like I'm a part of a specific, encapsulated community
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