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Reddit Inc.
Reddit logo.png
Type Private
Foundation date June 23, 2005 (2005-06-23)[1]
Headquarters San Francisco, California, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Founder(s) Steve Huffman
Alexis Ohanian
Key people Steve Huffman (CEO)
Employees 71[2]
Slogan(s) "The front page of the Internet"
Written in Python
Alexa rank 33 (July 2015)[3]
Type of site Social news
Advertising Banner ads, promoted links
Registration Optional (required to submit, comment or vote)
Available in Multilingual, primarily English
Current status Active

Reddit is a website where people share links to articles, media and other things on the web. The website is organized into "subreddits", communities within the Reddit community to discuss certain topics or to look at specific content. The posted links can be voted on, and the links with most votes are displayed on the front page of the website. Reddit was founded in 2005 by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, and is also available in other languages. People in the Reddit community call themselves "redditors".[4] Some examples of subreddits are /r/Pics, /r/Aww, /r/FakeHistory, /r/WritingPrompts, and /r/todayilearned. Subreddits are directed towards all sort of things, like educational, funny, cute pictures of animals, and more. Reddit banned some forums such as Jailbait and Incels. Users who wanted free speech then moved to the website Voat.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Reddit on June23-05". Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  2. " About the Reddit team". Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  3. " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  4. "About Reddit". Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  5. Chipidza, Wallace. "Negative Behaviors in Online Communities." (2016).

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