Viral Worthy can’t even be original enough to come up with a better name for itself.
It’s another Upworthy clone. Another in a long list of Upworthy clones.
Viral Worthy basically scours the ‘Net for something that is “amazing” and “unbelievable” and “shocking” and re-post it.
An example would be their post: 33 AMAZINGLY USEFUL WEBSITES YOU NEVER KNEW EXISTED.
They posted this on April 28th, two days after Buzzfeed did.
Buzzfeed collected the information from a thread about useful websites, compiles a list, posts, and then in swoops Viral Worthy and the other copy-cat-clones to re-post. They at least had the decency to try and come up with an introductory paragraph.
That’s the least they could do.
[Writer’s Note: They also amended the title to let us know which site was their favourite — because we all wanted to know that, right?]
We’ll mark this “Real, with caveats”: Don’t expect fact-checking or timeliness from Viral Worthy. If you’re subscribed to Reddit or Upworthy or Buzzfeed, you’ve already read what VW has to offer.
[Editor’s Amendment: We hadn’t even posted an update on Twitter or Facebook that we had passed verdict on Viral Worthy, but we got a comment from Viral Worthy. (See below.) To be fair, they did supply a different site from Buzzfeed’s original list. And whereas #7 on Buzzfeed’s site is more of a Lifehacker-y kind of useful, Viral Worthy’s #7 is actually useful-useful. Our opinion, of course. This doesn’t change our overall verdict of Viral Worthy, but it at least shows promise.]