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What is Reddit?

Reddit is a source for what's new and popular on the web. Users could provide all of the content and decide, through voting, what's good and what's junk. Links that receive community approval bubble up towards #1, so the front page is constantly in motion and (hopefully) filled with fresh, interesting links.

Reddit was founded in June 2005 by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian and acquired in October 2006 by Condé Nast Publications.

Reddit features

Features of Reddit include:


These are sub-forums that focused on individual interests that redactors can subscribe to and start subthreads about the individual interests. A couple popular Sub-Reddits are the IAMA Sub-Reddit and the gaming Sub-Reddit.

The IAMA Sub-Reddit consists of people who like to share their lives with others on the Reddit website. Celebrites have used the IAma Sub-Reddit to the pleasure of users. A recent IAMA'er was President Obama:

The gaming sub-reddit is all about gaming. Any important gaming news is included in this Sub-Reddit

Up votes/down votes

On Reddit, users are able to up-vote/down-vote threads that other people create. These votes are used to separate favorable posts from unfavorable posts, and which posts will be more visible to anyone who visits the page. You can up vote/ down vote a thread right the the leftmost part of the link. A highly up-votted Reddit thread will be a "Feature Reddit". These Reddits have received so much attention through up-votes that they are featured on the front page of Reddit, or the Sub-reddits

List Formatting

Reddit uses list formatting to organize its threads and posts. This makes every thread easily accessible on the websites. Another aspect of Reddit's list formatting, is being able to scroll through hot/new/controversial/and top reddit threads. Users are able to see what the most talked about threads are for given time periods. These buttons are visible right above the threads listed.

Available actions for Reddit users

On threads, people are able to start forum threads, comment comment , post images, add videos, and even posts short moving images or "gifs"


Acronyms you need to know

In order to improve your Reddit experience and make communication more efficient,you need to know following acronyms:

OC means "Original Content" (content created by the person who posted it)

ELI5 means "Explain like I'm 5 (years old)"

DAE means "Does anybody else" or "Does anyone else"

TL;DR means "Too long; Didn't read"

FTFY means "Fixed that for you"

IAMA means "I am a"

AMA means "Ask me anything"

TIL means "Today I learned"

YSK means "You should know"

NSFW means "Not safe for work" (sexual or gory content)

NSFL means "Not safe for life" (gory or gross content)

IMO/IMHO means "In my opinion" and "In my humble opinion", respectively

PSA means "Public service announcement"

IIRC means "If I recall correctly"

RES means "Reddit Enhancement Suite" (browser addon dedicated to improve the reddit experience)

OP means "Original Poster"

AFAIK means "As far as I know"

MIC means "More In Comments"

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