Discord: A new way to social media
SummaryDiscord functions differently than most social media apps like Instagram or Twitter rather than deploying algorithm to push content to its users, users can connect to a server based on their choice
DAVID MURPHY, 38, discovered Discord soon after the internet messaging platform launched in 2015. The app was designed as an audio-chat platform for online videogamers , a solution for those frustrated by the patchwork of disjointed communication tools available then. Mr. Murphy, a technology writer based in San Jose, Calif., downloaded it out of curiosity, but, for years, rarely opened it. Now, he’s a daily user.