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Logo used since November 2023
Type of businessPrivate
Type of site
Social news
Available inMultilingual[notes 1][1]
FoundedJune 23, 2005; 19 years ago (2005-06-23)[2]
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, U.S.
No. of locations5
Area servedWorldwide, except for Indonesia (without DNS) and China
OwnerAdvance Publications (30%)[3]
Tencent (5%)[4]
Key people
Employees2,000 (June 2023)[5]
ParentReddit Inc.
AdvertisingBanner ads and promoted links
RegistrationOptional[notes 2]
Users70 million (Oct 2023) DAU[6]
Current statusActive
Written in

Reddit (/ˌrɛˈdɪt/) 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".[8] Subreddits are directed towards all sort of things, like education, being funny, cute pictures of animals, internet memes, and more.

Reddit has occasionally been the topic of controversy due to the presence of subreddits devoted to disinformation, explicit, or controversial material, including subreddits r/Creepshots, r/jailbait, and r/greenandpleasant.[9][10]

Site overview[change | change source]

Reddit is a website comprising user-generated content that can be discussed like a forum.

Reddit's core content consists of posts from its users.

Users and moderators[change | change source]

Reddit users are called "redditors." Moderators are called "mods".

Subreddits[change | change source]

Discussions on Reddit are organized into user-created areas of interest called "subreddits".

Notes[change | change source]

  1. The site's display interface is available in several common languages, but most of its user-submitted content is written in English with no built-in translation feature. Individual subreddits may opt to cater to a specific language, only allowing posts and comments to be in that language.
  2. Reddit can be viewed without an account but registration is required to submit, comment or vote. Registration is also occasionally required to view posts marked as Not safe for work.
  3. Previously written in Lisp, then rewritten in Python in 2005.

References[change | change source]

  1. "What languages is Reddit available in?". Reddit Help.
  2. "Reddit on June 23-05". December 5, 2006. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  3. Goswami, Rohan (June 1, 2023). "Reddit will charge hefty fees to the many third-party apps that access its data". CNBC.
  4. Kelly, Keith (June 16, 2023). "Condé Nast's hold on Reddit slips but Newhouse family has cushion". New York Post.
  5. Ludlow, Edward (June 6, 2023). "Reddit joins the tech layoff trend by cutting 5% of its staff amid a stalled IPO and effort to stop losing money". Fortune. Retrieved June 9, 2023.
  6. "Homepage - Reddit". www.redditinc.com.
  7. "Seeing the forest in the trees: two years of technology changes in one post". Reddit. January 17, 2023. Retrieved July 1, 2023.
  8. "About Reddit". Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  9. Morris, Kevin (October 11, 2011). "What r/jailbait's closure really means". Reditor Blog. Archived from the original on November 19, 2021. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  10. Chen, Adrian (October 12, 2012). "Unmasking Reddit's Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web". Gawker. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2012.

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