What is Reddit?

what is reddit

Reddit is an entertainment and news website where users can share content.

The site displays a long list of posts, which can include links to articles elsewhere on the web or posts in the form of texts.

The site is divided into subreddits, with each user choosing which subreddits they would like to subscribe to according to interest. These include general political threads for individual countries, a music subreddit where links to music may be shared or more miscellaneous threads such as ‘Shower Thoughts’, which contains a range of often amusing or paradoxical musings by Reddit users.

The essence of Reddit is the upvote system. Users can either upvote or downvote a post according to their opinion of it. The more upvotes a post gets, the more prominently it will be displayed on the site.

The comments on the site are as important as the posts themselves, and can become extended discussion forums for issues highlighted within the link or for more peripheral issues.

Why is Reddit NOT a social network like Facebook?



Main Business:

Social news & News Aggregator

Founded by:

Steve Huffman, Alexis Ohanian


Steve Huffman

Year founded:


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