I've been on Reddit so long that I've forgotten how to find content for myself. I used to be able to find cool stuff on the internet, but now I don't know what's good and what's not. I tried stumbleupon, but the way the stumble function works sucks. It sticks an in-web bar at the top of the screen and filters content through that which is similar to what Digg did to kill its website. Chrome has a bunch of extentions, but unless I know what they are or actually click on them, I have no idea what they do. I feel so lost in a world that I used to be comfortable in.
I liked that Reddit had intelligent discussion most of the time. Often, I would click on a topic and not even look at the website; preferring, instead, to read the comments. They would explain the topic, and then go into detail about it. Reddit would ask questions or make jokes about those topics. It was a buffer to the rest of the internet. Without that discussion, I feel like I'm going in blind.
What are some tips to find good and popular content? I don't want to be stuck with whatever Reddit, Voat, Hubski, or Stumble decides is worth seeing, but I also don't want to end up out-of-the-loop. I want to be able to contribute to the community in some way. "Hey, this is cool! You guys should see this," but I don't know how.
Thanks for all that you guys do. I really appreciate the advice. Grangerous