Reddit - www.reddit.com
Reddit is a social media, news aggregation, web content rating and discussion website that allows members to submit content, such as text posts or direct links, vote up or down submissions to determine their position on the site's pages. The submission with the most positive votes will appear on the front page or the top of a category. These categories are called "subreddits" with a variety of topics from news, science, gaming, movies, music, food to extremely explicit subjects. Reddit's aim is to help people discover places where they can be their true selves, and empower the community to flourish.
As of 2016, Reddit had 542 million monthly visitors (234 million unique users). Across 2015, Reddit saw 82.54 billion pageviews, 73.15 million submissions, 725.85 million comments, and 6.89 billion upvotes from its users.
1. Create an account
- Go to https://www.reddit.com.
- Click on Log in or sign up on the right. A window will pop up.
- Choose your Username and Password, provide your email (it is not necessary to verify your email).
For more details, go to our Reddit sign up page.
2. Log into Reddit
- Go to https://www.reddit.com.
- The sign-in section is on the left, below the search box.
- Type in your Username and Password. Click Login.
Go here for more information on how to log in Reddit.
Reddit is a collection of entries submitted by its registered users (or redditors), essentially a bulletin board system. The content is divided into numerous categories (or subreddits). A set of 50 default subreddits is visible on the front page for new users and those who browse the site without logging in to an account.
When posts (link or text posts) are submitted to a subreddit, redditors can vote for or against them (upvote/downvote). Each subreddit has its own front page that shows newer and highly rated submissions. Redditors can post comments about the submissions as well as reply to them in a conversation-tree of comments. The comments themselves can also be upvoted or downvoted.
The site's general front page shows a combination of the highest-rated posts out of all the subreddits that a redditor subscribes to.
Reddit's logo and mascot is a line-drawing of an alien named "Snoo".
Don't think of Reddit as one giant community. Instead, think of it as a newspaper stand, and all the newspapers and magazines that make up the stand are the subreddits. Every single subreddit is its own community, with its own set of members and rules. Reddit just acts as an interface to manage what posts you see by letting you subscribe to or unsubscribe from certain subreddits.
After making an account, new users are automatically subscribed to a set of default subreddits, which are a set of highly popular communities that the administrators of this site feel would give the average person an interesting first experience. Users are free to unsubscribe from any of these subreddits as well as subscribing to as many new ones as they like.
Each subreddit has a sidebar on the right, which informs redditors everything about the subreddit. It will provide redditors links to submit a post to the subreddit, to subscribe/unsubscribe from that subreddit. It will also tell how many subscribers the subreddit has and how many are browsing at that moment. Underneath all that is generally a list of rules, guidelines, relevant information and similar subreddits to subscribe.
Registering an account with Reddit is free, and does not require any email verification to complete. After logging in, redditors have the ability to submit posts and comments as well as vote on them. Redditors are also free to create their own subreddit on a topic of their choosing.
Users earn "post karma" and "comment karma" for submitting text posts, link posts, and comments. Karma is a point system that lets you know how your submissions or comments are doing. The more karma your post has, the more people have upvoted it. Generally, a higher karma count on a post means that the community of that subreddit found your post valuable and interesting. Your karma is shown on your user page in the top right. Please note that self-posts earn you no karma. Only comments and link-posts do.
Reddit is a social media, news aggregation, web content rating and discussion website that allows members to submit content.
Launched: June 23, 2005
Users: 542 million monthly visitors (2016), 82.54 billion pageviews, 73.15 million submissions, 725.85 million comments, 6.89 billion upvotes.
Owner: reddit Inc.
Web address: www.reddit.com