Reddit is one of the most popular websites in the world, in fact it is the Eighteenth most popular worldwide. It is also the Sixth most popular in the USA. Of course, Reddit is a Social Media, but it is quite different from the rest. At the heart, it is a social sharing website. Links, pictures and text are all shared, and voted on by the members. The highest vote-catchers are rewarded by increasing visibility and wider distribution, while the most unpopular fall downwards on this scale, until it becomes extinct. Let us now examine this interesting phenomenon more closely and follow this Introduction To Reddit.
Reddit was founded by the famous trio of Steve Huffman, Aaron Swartz and Alexis Ohanian. Its parent organization is Advance Publications, with subsidiary titled RedditGifts.com. Steve Huffman has been the CEO since July 10th 2015, till the present date. Reddit was founded on June 23rd 2005, at Medford, Massachusetts, USA. The present Headquarters is located in the city of San Francisco, California, USA. Reddit has been written in Python and React Programming languages. Two 22 year old graduates of the University of Virginia, Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, originally found Reddit after getting funds from a company called Y Combinator, in June 2005. In October 2006, they sold it to a Publication house, Conde Naste. This was. Then, starting on September 2011, Reddit has been operating as a direct supplementary of Advance Publications, Conde Naste’s parent company. Advance Publications also owns a large number of other popular Internet sites, newspapers, magazines and cable TV channels. Some of these are quite well known in their own right, such as, Web Monkey, Style and Wired News. In 2008, Open Source was transformed from Reddit’s Source Code, and all codes were obtainable on Github. By May 2010, Reddit was being touted as one of 2010 Hottest San Francisco Companies. But Reddit was still suffering from chronic shortage of funding. This leads it to introduce Reddit Gold, in July 2010. Costing Users just US$3.99 per month, it offered a whole lot of features to User Members. This included a trophy on the Member’s User Page, the option of viewing double the normal comments shown without clicking, and so on. In August 2011, Reddit’s main competitor, Digg.com, attempted to change their business model, which resulted in a mass migration of Users to Reddit. This in turn created Reddit’s target member as a 35-44 year old male, with some collage education and an income of US$25,000 to US$49,000. In a startling turn-around, Reddit jumped from around two million unique visitors per month, at the time just prior to Digg’s misadventure, to over 15 million unique visitors per month just after it. Reddit’s traffic continues to grow, as does its profile.
Beginners are sometimes confused with their first look at Reddit. So an explanation of its structure follows. Reddit is further divided into several million bits, which are known as ‘Subreddits’. Each Subreddit talks about a new topic, and the name starts with ‘/r/’, this being an URL section that Reddit uses. For instance, ‘/r/nba’ is a Subreddit in which the topic of discussion for the members is the National Basketball Association. The Home Page or Front Page on the Reddit site shows a number of trending posts in current use, which are pulled from a variety of Subreddits. Selection can be made by clicking the ‘Sort’ button to separate the ‘hot’ or Trending Topics from the rest. Any Reddit account holder can create a Subreddit for any topic. Of course the Community Guidelines must be strictly followed. ‘Mods’ or Moderators are volunteers who edit the appearance of a particular Subreddit, manage the activities, and dictate what type of content are allowed in that particular Subreddit. They have the power to delete content or posts, or even ban Users from the Subreddit. Overall power is vested in the employees of Reddit who govern the administration.
Reddit Premium can be purchased by members in order to support the Community. At the moment for a Reddit Premium of US$6 per month, Premium Users have access to features and powers far in excess of regular members.
Readers who are interested in signing up for membership of Reddit, may do so by visiting the Login Page, and confirming their User name, Password and Email, before verifying that the applicant is not a robot. Members are welcome to hold multiple accounts. They can set up multiple User names and have their choice of which Subreddit to participate in at that point of time.
A Final Word (Or Two)
Reddit’s star continues to rise, along with its burgeoning traffic. And so does its reputation as an egalitarian society. And all the while, it becomes more high profile, and this concludes our Introduction To Reddit.
Online networking is a field spread out wide over the Internet, enveloping massive users from all over the world spilling our heads and hearts out to any individual who might be interested in tuning in. The universe of internet-based life opened a unique field of examination in and of itself. We presently dissect patterns, watch conduct and come to an obvious conclusion to close on how huge segments of populaces are feeling, what countries are discussing, and the sky is the limit from there.
Distributors and enterprises these days consider online life with prime significance to assure they contact the most targeted groups of people. Productions are progressively moving to an online-first model of work, and web-based life assumes a vital job in securing a readership of them.
- ADVENT OF SUPER PC & INTERNET
After the first super PCs were made during the 1940s, researchers and specialists started to create approaches to make between those PCs, and this would later prompt the introduction of the Internet.
The most particular types of the Internet, for example, CompuServe, were created during the 1960s. Crude types of the email were likewise created during this time. By the 70s, organizing innovation had improved, and 1979’s UseNet enabled clients to impart through a virtual pamphlet.
By the 1980s, home PCs were turning out to be progressively typical, and internet-based life was getting increasingly sophisticated. Web transfer visits, or IRCs, were first utilized in 1988 and kept on being famous well into the 1990s.
- BLOGGING: MYSPACE & LINKEDIN
The primary unmistakable web based life webpage, Six Degrees, was made in 1997. It empowered clients to transfer a profile and warm up to different users. In 1999, the first blogging locales got well known, making a web-based life vibe that is famous even today.
After the creation of blogging, web-based life started to detonate in fame. Destinations like MySpace and LinkedIn picked up outstanding quality in the mid-2000s, and locales like Photobucket and Flickr encouraged online photograph sharing. YouTube turned out in 2005, making a new route for individuals to convey and impart to one another crosswise over vast spans.
- FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
By 2006, Facebook and Twitter both got accessible to clients all through the world. These destinations stay the absolute most well known interpersonal organizations on the Internet. Different locales like Tumblr, Spotify, Foursquare and Pinterest started springing up to fill explicit informal communication specialties.
Today, there is a gigantic assortment of long-range interpersonal communication locales, and a considerable lot of them can be connected to permit cross-posting. This makes a situation where clients can interact with any number of individuals without giving up the closeness of personal correspondence. Many sites, platforms, and apps attempt to follow social media trends to capitalize on the interaction they generate. This is most obvious in dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Happn but certainly not limited to this space. We can estimate what the eventual fate of person to person communication may glance in the following decade or even quite a while from now. However, it appears to be evident that it will exist in some structure for whatever length of time people are alive.