I’ve noticed that every time Snapchat makes the news it does not appear on HN.
Stories about SC get submitted but somehow don’t get enough votes to get featured. This is also a pattern that I’ve come to find on reddit (which, btw, is managed behind scenes the by the same mafia).
Along time I’ve come to the conclusion that those sites are just tools to manipulate people into believing that “a lot of other people think this is good, so it must be good” and to coerce them into a particular mindset that’s convenient for the group that is behind those sites.
I’m not a shill for SC, it’s just that I think that if any of the startups handled by YC had 1/100 the success of SC it would appear on their front page everyday. I looked up who is funding SC and it is clear that they’re part of a different group than HN/YC, so I don’t think it’s a coincidence they’re getting that treatment over there.
Anyway, I like it in here because, even though the number of posts is lower, every time I check it out I take out 3-4 really interesting articles that I wouldn’t find anywhere else. I really hope this community takes off and continues to be an impartial source on advice for true entrepeneurs, with no VC’s pulling the strings behind. If there’s something I could do to make this better, please let me know, I’d be glad to do it!