The Criticl platform embraces and endorses the age-old concept of the citizen journalist. By way of the digitized system, members can create accounts and publish news content that will in turn rise to the fore of the website via a communal rating system.
One of the most unique features of the Criticl concept is that in many ways, it minimizes social media influence. As akin concepts often categorize pieces according to online followings, quality information can at times go unnoticed. By contrast, this network promotes a simple sign up process that eliminates influence stemming from Twitter or Facebook.
Algorithms specific to Criticl decipher which articles get featured prominently on the page. This comes of an up-vote-down-vote system and the number of comments posted.