Reddit is a combination of social media, news sites, and message boards, creating a unique community which is driven by engaging content, It is founded by Alexis Ohanian, Steve Huffman in 2005.
“It is a social platform where users submit posts that other users ‘upvote’ or ‘downvote’ based on if they like it. If a post gets lots of upvotes it moves up the Reddit rankings so that more people can see it. If it gets downvotes it quickly falls and disappears from most people’s view.Reddit is split out into sub-communities, or subreddits. They can be created by any user around any subject, whether it’s something broad like technology, or as specific as a single joke. Each subreddit feeds into the full Reddit list of submissions meaning a post in any subreddit (unless it’s private) could reach the front page of the website.
Who uses Reddit?
As we’ve previously mentioned, it’s a lot of people, and they’re pretty dedicated users too. But when it comes to demographics, we’re mostly in the dark.
One of the big pulls for Reddit is that it’s easy to be anonymous. You don’t have to supply much more than an email and a username. That said, there has been some research into the subject.
Back in 2016, the Pew Research Study conducted a survey that found Reddit users were 67% men and 64% between the ages of 18 and 29. It also found 70% of users were white. So, young, white, and male essentially. Another study (although likely less reliable) found similar results.
source from brandwatch.com
How we can involve with Reddit
- The best way to add yourself with the community is to mix up yourself into the words:
- Leave comments in the good post,
- post things you find interesting,
- and “up vote”
- and “down vote” in various posts.
- Up voting and down voting is that how Reddit democracy which type works;
- you vote an item up in the ranking.
How to use Reddit
Upon arriving on the site’s front page, users will notice a list of posts — a collection of text posts, link posts, images and videos. When logged out of a Reddit account, the front page is composed of the site’s default subreddits — a list of about 50 topics including music, videos, news and GIFs, among others. After creating an account, users will automatically be “subscribed” to the list of default subreddits. Users can then unsubscribe to any of the default subreddits they do not wish to view, and they can subscribe to additional subreddits to get a personalized front page of content that interests them.
Users can also comment on posts after creating an account. Commenting is one of Reddit’s core features, and it is the primary way for users to interact with each other, besides private messaging. Comments, like posts, can be voted on by users and are then ranked accordingly. The comment with the highest number of votes sits at the top of the comment section and is referred to as the top comment.
source from searchcio.techtarget.com.