What is Reddit?

What is Reddit?

Reddit labels itself the “front page of the Internet”. And according to many of its users, this is deemed correct. Reddit is a popular name amongst enthusiasts who love to spend their time on the internet. Reddit has over 1 billion followers all across the globe, that is why it is one of the most popular forums.

Reddit is a website where you can view web content, news, and everything that is trending in the world. Reddit consists of hundreds and thousands of forums related to specific topics where registered users can interact with each other by posting pictures, videos, and links. Users can also comment and like (upvote) or dislike (downvote) the content. 

In simpler terms, Reddit is a digital newspaper with much more information and engagement. 

How does it work?

Registered users post links of either videos, blogs, or pictures, then other users vote those links up or down. Registered members can post these links on different forums having different genres.  

Like any other website, Reddit also has a front-page in which you can view hot and best posts. Unregistered members will see Hot on their tab, while registered members will see Best on their default tab. 

You can also view Top News Communities, Trending Communities, and Popular Communities at the right section on the front page of Reddit.

What is a Subreddit?

As mentioned earlier that Reddit consists of different forums, these forums are also known as Subreddits. Subreddits are nothing but small communities, each of them covering a different niche. Subreddits start with /r/ name of the topic. 

There are tens of thousands of Subreddits, and that is one of the reasons because of which the platform is insanely compulsive. Users can post different videos, pictures, and blogs in the small communities otherwise known as Subreddits. 

How to use Reddit?

This section consists of different parts through which you can effectively use Reddit.

How to search on Reddit?

To search on Reddit, visit Reddit.com, and you will see a search bar beside the logo of Reddit. Enter anything you want to search, including Subreddits, and hundreds of results will be in front of you. 

Clicking only once on the search bar will allow you to see what is currently trending in the world. 

How to create your Subreddit?

To create your Subreddit, you must have a registered member. To do this, visit Reddit and signup using your email, Google account, or Apple ID. In addition to this, members must have a specific number of earned Reddit points, also known as karma points to start their Subreddit. 

Karma points improve your influence on the platform, and these can be earned by receiving upvotes on your posts that you submitted on Subreddits. You can also lose Karma if someone downvotes your post. 

Common terminologies of Reddit

There are numerous terminologies that Redditors use across the platform, out of which some of the common terminologies used across Reddit:

  • OP – Original Poster
  • TIL – Today I learned
  • IAmA – I Am A.
  • AMA – Ask me anything 

The above-specified are the things that you should know about Reddit, especially if you are considering joining the platform. 

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