Reddit - A Quick Overview


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  • Back in 2005, Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian drove up to Harvard to see Paul Graham give a speech on “How to Start a Start-Up”. Inspired by him, they were able to sit down with Graham and lay out their idea for what would eventually become reddit. With the seed money from Graham’s company, Y Combinator, the two young entrepreneurs set out to fill a void that RSS feeds only attempted to cover.
  • Anonymity is a big draw for the website, while also a hurdle (more on that later in presentation). Also, it is relatively independent of other social media sites, but works with other sponsors for special offers through Reddit Gold.
  • Reddit gold – offers special features (points out new comments in thread, notifications when username is tagged, turn off ads, and special offers from sponsors – UPS, several online clothing retailers, cookies, Reddit Gifts)
  • Troll – someone who posts offensive material to get downvotedLurker – someone who views a post without commenting or voting
  • Guide through how to sign up for own reddit
  • Other fun reddits include r/vinyls, r/nosleep, and r/explainlikeim5
  • Offensive subreddits include r/jailbait, r/gore, r/theredpill, and r/creepshots. Although, in good news, a Georgia teacher was fired last year after he posted a “creepshot” of one of his students on the subreddit. Other redditors (including one who knew the girl) reported him to the school and local authorities.
  • Reddit - A Quick Overview

    1. 1. reddit “The Front Page of the Internet” Alyssa Copeland FIT 1000
    2. 2. History of reddit O Founded in June 2005 by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian O Bought out by Conde Nast Publications in 2006 O Currently runs out of San Francisco O Created to discover new articles and websites O Intended for users who want their news all in one place and for those who want to share/explore their interests 9/23/2013Alyssa Copeland - reddit 2
    3. 3. Getting to Know The Lingo 9/23/2013Alyssa Copeland - reddit 4 Oreddit OSubreddits OReddiquette OCake Day OReddit Gold Othread OMods ORepost OXpost OMultireddits
    4. 4. Karma and Votes Popular Posts/Comments Are Upvoted Negative Posts/Comments Are Downvoted 9/23/2013Alyssa Copeland - reddit 5
    5. 5. Your Personalized Home Page 9/23/2013Alyssa Copeland - reddit 6
    6. 6. Examples of Subreddits O Bonsai O Movie Suggestions O I Am A O Game of Thrones O Classic Rage O Magic Sky Fairy 9/23/2013Alyssa Copeland - reddit 7
    7. 7. Works Cited O Chang, JON M. "Reddit Banned 'Find Navy Yard Shooters' Group." ABC News. ABC News Network, 17 Sept. 2013. Web. 23 Sept. 2013. O Jauregui, Andres. "Georgia Teacher Fired After Allegedly Posting 'CreepShots' Photo Of Student To Reddit (VIDEO)." The Huffington Post., 27 Sept. 2012. Web. 23 Sept. 2013. O Jbeck. "Glossary of Reddit Terms and Abbreviations." And FurtherMORE, 7 Dec. 2012. Web. 20 Sept. 2013. O The Verge. "Futurama, Reddit, Homeland, and This American Life." YouTube. YouTube, 22 Apr. 2013. Web. 23 Sept. 2013. O Warner, Andrew. "Learn From Proven Entrepreneurs." Mixergy. Mixergy, 4 June 2009. Web. 23 Sept. 2013. 9/23/2013Alyssa Copeland - reddit 9