What is Reddit….Really?


Reddit is an online bulletin board and users can vote individual post up or down to organize post on relevance. It was founded by University of Virginia roommates Steve Huffman & Alexis Ohanian in 2005. Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto were among the investors who saw their investment in the company valued at $50 million.  Although the company has a very basic site. Some may describe it as ‘ugly’. The reddit community says the basic texty look of the site adds to its appeal.

Reddit has a very large and diverse user base so the content has a wide range of ‘subreddits’ or topics. Although the user base is large majority of the user are young males. A downside to reddit is the kind of hive mind set showing negative signs of group psychology. Some pages can be very graphic in the comments made.


The usefulness of Reddit is access to credible first hand reports. These reddit reports can lead journalist to stories. Visit the site & browse to see what users are talking about and find inspiration for a story.

What is a sub reddit A sub reedit is a sub community within a

Be engaging as a user, follow redditquette & use the 10% rule. The 10% rule on reddit refers to posting no more than 10% of your own news organization’s news in a day.


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