What is Upworthy?

A significant number of people these days don't like following the news.  And we don't blame them.  It seems that regardless of whether it's on TV, on the radio, in the newspaper, or online, the news is full of stories of death, destruction, greed, hatred, and despair.  Wouldn't it be better if there was someone covering stories that were more uplifting and inspirational?  Wouldn't it be nice if there was someone collecting stories that could inflame your passions and motivate you to make a positive change in the world?  Well, that's the idea behind Upworthy.com.

So what exactly is Upworthy?

Upworthy is a website that shares and produces inspirational and motivational stories on various topics. Issues include identity, citizenship, health and wellness, popular culture, and work and money.  It is free to access, and you can share the stories that you find over social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

How Upworthy works, in four simple steps

1. Get on Upworthy, and browse for a story concerning a topic that you're interested in.

Upworthy has stories on various issues that can restore your faith in humanity, or inspire you to take action.  Want to be a better person to those around you?  Want to become a more politically-engaged citizen?  Want to do something towards taking better care of yourself?  Upworthy has a story that will light a fire inside you.

Browsing a category of Upworthy stories

2. Search Upworthy for a story that includes keywords that you care about.

If you're looking for a story on Upworthy and you're not sure what category it would fit into, you can use its Google-powered search tool instead to find a story that contains specific words or phrases.  Most of the little tricks that work in Google Search are useable in Upworthy's search tool as well, and you can skip back and forth between pages of results until you find a story worth scoping out.

Searching Upworthy for specific stories

3. Enjoy the stories that you find on Upworthy, and then pass them along when you're done.

Sure, an Upworthy story can motivate you, but it's even better when it can motivate your friends as well!  Once you've read a story on Upworthy, if you think that some of your friends could use a bit of inspiration, you can post a link to the story easily through Facebook or Twitter!

Sharing a story on Upworthy through Facebook or Twitter

4. Get more positivity daily by following Upworthy and its writers.

You can also check out what Upworthy's authors are up to when they're not writing articles for Upworthy, for perhaps even more inspirational and motivational stories.  Plus, you can even follow Upworthy on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or your email client, so you'll be the first to know when more empowering content from Upworthy is available!

Following Upworthy on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or email


Well, that's a quick look at what Upworthy is, and what it does!  Next, we'll go into detail about what makes Upworthy great and not-so-great in our review article.