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Reddit is a social news aggregation website that ranks content based on a scoring system determined by user votes. Its users are often referred to as "Redditors", and belong to what has been called ''one of the most influential communities on the Internet'' in an article on Voltier.[1] The site has played a significant role in the spread and creation of Internet memes.

Online History

Reddit was founded in 2005 by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian when they were both 22-years-old. On June 15th, the site was launched. According to CrunchBase[2], the site received its original seed funding of $100,000 from startup investment firm Y Combinator. On October 31st, 2006, reddit was acquired by the magazine publishing company CondΓ© Nast.[3]

Reddit a few minutes right after it was started

CondΓ© Nast Acquisition

On October 31st, 2006, reddit was acquired by the magazine publishing company CondΓ© Nast.[3] On September 6th, 2011, an announcement posted to the official reddit blog[4] revealed that the company had become reddit Inc. and was now owned by Advance Publications, the parent company of CondΓ© Nast.

Series B Funding

On September 30th, 2014, Reddit CEO Yishan Wong published a blog[56] post announcing that the site had received $50 million of additional funding from a group of Series B (second round) investors, including quite a few Silicon Valley investors and entrepreneurs like the Y Combinator's founding members Sam Altman and Jessica Livingston, Sequoia Capital's venture capitalist Aflred Lin, Netscape's co-founder Marc Andreessen, Paypal's co-founder Peter Thiel, Eventbrite's co-founders Kevin and Julia Hartz, Minted's CEO Mariam Naficy and Votsu's co-founder Josh Kushner, as well as actor and musician Jared Leto, rapper Calvin Broadus Jr. (a.k.a. Snoop Dogg) and author Jessica Livingston. In addition, Wong announced that 10% of the investor's shares would go "back to the community," although there were little specific details of how the distribution model would work. In the comments section of the post, Wong also mentioned that the company was looking into launching its own cryptocurrency that could be backed by the investor shares:

Reddit post of the idea of launching their own cryptocurrency

CEO Resignation

On November 13th, 2014, Ohanian posted an announcement on the Reddit blog,[58] revealing that Yishan Wong had resigned from his position as CEO of the company and was being replaced by Ellen Pao as interim CEO. Additionally, Ohanian declared he would be returning to Reddit as Executive Chairman. That day, Reddit board member Sam Altman published a blog post[57] claiming that Wong had resigned from Reddit due to "a disagreement with the board about a new office (location and amount of money to spend on a lease)." Also on November 13th, Wong posted an answer to the question "Why did Yishan Wong resign as Reddit CEO?" on Quora,[59] where he confirmed Altman's statements and added that he was "completely worn out" after two-and-a-half years as Reddit's CEO.

Notable Developments

2015 Blackout Protests

(A full recap of what happened in detail is available here on Reddit.) Late in the day on July 2nd, 2015, it became known to the Reddit community that Victoria Taylor (aka /u/chooter), the talent coordinator for r/iama, had been fired for unknown reasons. Speculation claimed that she was in disagreement with the management in regards to commercial decisions Reddit was attempting to make, including the creation of a video AMA format.[59] After learning of the firing, the moderators of /r/iama changed the settings for the subreddit to private because it was impossible for the subreddit to operate without Victoria. /u/karmanaut explained that "Tl;dr: for /r/IAMA to work the way it currently does, we need Victoria. Without her, we need to figure out a different way for it to work." in this post here. This, effectively blacked out one of the most popular subreddits on the site.

Soon after r/iama went private, the mods of other popular subreddits began privatizing their sections of the site as well. At the height of the blackout, more than 300 different subreddits with more than 5,000 readers were either privatized or locked, including many with hundreds of thousands of readers, including /r/science, /r/sports, and /r/dataisbeautiful.[56] (A full list is available here.) Reasons for the blackout vary between subreddits but there has been a general consensus that moderators were not being given proper tools or being valued by Reddit's admins. An unknown amount of redditors flocked to during this blackout in protest, which caused servers to overload and it went down for about a day. Nearly all rage toward these events has been directed at reddit CEO Ellen K. Pao (aka /u/ekjp).

In addition, on July 3rd, 2015, the top 100 posts in /r/all were all about the Victoria Taylor situation or the Reddit Blackout as a whole, and as of July 4th, 2015, posts are being upvoted to the front page for having the name 'Victoria' anywhere in them even when completely unrelated. Additionally, posts related to Ellen K. Pao's character and lawsuit, and posts related to the Reddit competitor Voat were also being upvoted.

Ellen K. Pao has commented on the blackout and the departure of Victoria, saying "the vast majority of Reddit users are uninterested in what unfolded over the past 48 hours."[60] A petition calling for her to resign on has also surpassed 200,000 signatures and can be viewed and signed here. Ellen K. Pao's account /u/ekjp is also under questioning by the reddit community for extreme vote manipulation which if true would be violating Reddit's rules. This questioning can be viewed here and here.

About three months before the blackout on March 30, 2015, was also noting some issues with Ellen K. Pao, one quote being "but admonishing her staff for helping victims of road accidents was just one aspect of Pao’s sociopathy and selfishness." That news story can be viewed here.

VIDEOS ASKREDDI T-AWW-MUSIC-FUNNY-NEWS-MOVIES-BOOKS - HISTORY-FOOD-PHILOSOPHY- TELEVISION -JOKE AR ALL hot new risingcontroversial ilded want to join? sign in or create subscribe to our newsletter get the best of reddit, delivered enter your email SUBSCRIBE δΈͺ Ellen Pao's career (self,Jokes) submitted an hour ago by notelephantpoop to /r/Jokes 672 comments share Reddit in uproar after staff sacking Business( 2 8435 submitted 3 hours ago by World_Globetrotter to /r/technology 1801 comments share right now ( submitted 2 hours ago by zlex to /r/pics 270 comments share 3 4520 We need to be more tactical in our approach ( submitted 3 hours ago by Silkyz to /r/pics 81 comments share 4 5206 Reddit's new business strategy ( submitted 4 hours ago by NinjaEarl to /r/pics 1249 comments share 5 7119 I see your Pitchforks, and raise you some Torches ( submitted 3 hours ago by happydayzinoffice to /r/pics 113 comments share 5207 Reporting live from Reddit" ( submitted 4 hours ago by linesreadlines to /r/pics 268 comments share 7 6015 Google Trends "Reddit Alternative ( submitted 4 hours ago by OberynMart3ll to /r/dataisbeautiful 1158 comments share 8 6200 Reddit upper management ( submitted 4 hours ago by mybustersword to /r/AdviceAnimals 371 comments share 9 6430 of the AMA mods ( Rare pic submitted 3 hours ago by Magniras to /r/pics 152 comments share 10 4468 1 5230 WOW!!! 10,000 Subscribers in around 11 hours Discussion (self.Blackout2015) submitted 4 hours ago * by Noticemenot [M] to /r/Blackout2015 213 comments share The Glorious Leader leaving the Reddit offices ( submitted 3 hours ago by lecherous hump to /r/pics 4 comments share 12 4791 Number of People who want Victoria to replace Pao Poll submitted 5 hours ago * by ANDYVDL to /r/Blackout2015 562 comments share 13 7900 < (self.Blackout2015) The cake is not a lie. ( 4 5134 submitted 3 hours ago by Sparksman91 to /r/pics 283 comments share

The subreddit /r/blackout2015 received over 10,000 subscribers in fewer than 11 hours.[57] Alex Ohanian, the CEO of Reddit, admitted that the firing was handled incorrectly and that the mods should have been notified, claiming that "your message was heard loud and clear" and that he would like the blacked out subreddits to return to live as soon as possible. [58]

Victoria was fired which is what caused the Blackout to begin with, but that is not the only related Reddit firing while Ellen K. Pao was CEO of Reddit. As of July 3rd, 2015, Jokes are being made about the censorship by Ellen K. Pao and admins all across Reddit. An AMA by a fired employee of Reddit named Dacvak explaining how he was fired due to cancer was deleted by Dacvak along with all his replies. The AMA has since been archived and is viewable here. Another reddit worker that was fired is redditor kickme444, creator of the r/secretsanta subreddit and the redditgifts Twitter page. The subreddit will have to find a way to go on without him as of this post he made. He has since been removed from the subreddit and his firing is said to be a result of him voicing concerns over Reddit's leadership.

Respected, admins /u/chooter (Victoria Taylor) and /u/kickme444 (Dan McComas) from Reddit.

Reddit began automatically censoring any posts in /r/Pics with the name 'Victoria' in it as evidenced here. This goes directly against the Reddit’s stance in favor of free speech. /u/krispykrackers is an admin for that subreddit and was mentioned on July 3, 2015, in co-founder Alex Ohanian’s response to the subreddit blackout here, Alex specifically saying "u/krispykrackers, a well-trusted employee and community member, is now going to be point person for moderator issues. This should help alleviate the immediate pain, and we'll continue to evaluate how it's working going forward." With this information it is possible the admin /u/krispykrackers had a hand in the auto-censorship. Another mod for /r/Pics by the username /u/solidwhetstone stepped down as mod in addition to closing down their own rather large subreddit /r/crappydesign which had over 180k subscribers. The reason for doing both these things was in specific protest of Reddit's treatment of Victoria and also the auto-censorship of /r/Pics posts with the word 'Victoria' in them. /u/solidwhetstone's reddit post regarding this is available here.

KotakulnAction e search Gaming Ethics Journalism Censorship KIA HUB ON-TOPIC KIA CORE GG KIA VOAT GG MEETUPS HELP 8CHAN MORE LINKS Filter by tag Comments Related Censorship /r Pics 1s automatically or manually removing any post title that contains Victoria in it, under any context. Unsurprising, considering it has admin this post was submitted on 03 Jul 2015 4971 krispykrackers in it's moderator list.。(archive. submitted 1 day ago by SpiritualSuccessors 350 comments share save hide give gold report 4,971 points (95% upvoted) shortlink:

Ban in Russia

On August 12th, 2015, Russia added Reddit to its list of banned websites. The reasoning given by Russia for this decision was that Reddit's content promotes drug usage. The page inside Reddit that offended Russia was titled "Minimal and Reliable Methods for Growing Psilocybe [Mushrooms]." On August 10th, 2015, Russia censors complained they were unable to contact Reddit's admins, the officials publicly stating "we assume that the website is simply understaffed during the summer holidays, but this is no excuse to risk [losing] its entire audience [in Russia]."[61] On August 13th, 2015, Russia removed Reddit from its list of banned websites.[62] The reasoning given by Russia for this decision was that Reddit's administrators got in touch with them.

Nazi Content Crackdown

On October 25th, 2017, Reddit moderator[69] landoflobsters posted an announcement about a site-wide rules update in regards to violent content on the /r/modnews subreddit. According to the bulletin, any content that can be viewed as inciting violence or hate against an individual or a group of people, including abuse of animals, on the site would be subject to moderation.

"Hello All--
We want to let you know that we have made some updates to our site-wide rules regarding violent content. We did this to alleviate user and moderator confusion about allowable content on the site. We also are making this update so that Reddit’s content policy better reflects our values as a company.

"In particular, we found that the policy regarding β€œinciting” violence was too vague, and so we have made an effort to adjust it to be more clear and comprehensive. Going forward, we will take action against any content that encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence or physical harm against an individual or a group of people; likewise, we will also take action against content that glorifies or encourages the abuse of animals. This applies to ALL content on Reddit, including memes, CSS/community styling, flair, subreddit names, and usernames.

We understand that enforcing this policy may often require subjective judgment, so all of the usual caveats apply with regard to content that is newsworthy, artistic, educational, satirical, etc, as mentioned in the policy. Context is key. The policy is posted in the help center here.

"EDIT: Signing off, thank you to everyone who asked questions! Please feel free to send us any other questions. As a reminder, Steve is doing an AMA in r/announcements next week."

Shortly after the note was published, users began asking questions about specific subreddits, such as /r/Nazi, /r/far_right, /r/DylannRoofInnocent and more. Additionally, specific comments are being deleted for violating the terms of the update.

しー」VikinicK 230 points 4 hours ago Ok then, ban /r/Holocaust (or at least give it to something like /r/AskHistorians) and its owners in /r/Nationalsocialism for their mods literally being Nazis. Edit: /r/NationalSocialism is banned about 10 minutes after I made this comment Edit 2: The moderators of that subreddit are still active, so no RRing /r/Holocaust... for now. Edit 3: /r/pol, /r/NationalSocialism, and /r/europeannationalism banned so far. permalink embed save report give gold reply [-] RunDNA 159 points 3 hours ago" /r/far_right was also banned 19 minutes ago. /r/actualjournalism (a racist sub) was also banned 9 minutes ago /r/Nazi was also banned 32 minutes ago. /r/racoonsareni**ers was also banned 52 minutes ago. /r/DylannRoofInnocent was banned 44 minutes ago. /r/ReallyWackyTicTacs (a gore subreddit) was banned 1 hour ago. /r/whitesarecriminals was banned 1 hour ago. ↑ [-] Made-you-read-penis posted literally two hours ago Now would you like to handle this s--- or are you going to just ignore it again? Because I'm starting to think reddit outright approves of this f------ sub. Edit: here's a great comment And another one still getting ignored great comment in this thread I just got. Doesn't count but I think it's great this one is pretty telling stone the bitch I don't even have to try here permalink embed report ↑ [-] Loser-pushing-30 64 points 18 hours ago 246 points 19 hours ago" Literally every comment has been removed. Finally action being taken against f------ losers.

Meanwhile, others called for for the removal of the /r/incels and /r/The_Donald subreddits. In response to the complaints, Reddit administrator landoflobsters replied, β€œWhen reporting an entire sub, we’d want to see a few examples of what could be considered rule-violating behavior. A few example posts, example comments that weren’t taken down etc. We review entire subs very carefully but it helps if we have a jumping off point of where to look.” Shortly after, Redditor DivestTrump replied with a list of /r/The_Donald comments as examples of "calls for violence" (shown below).

[-] rbevans 82 points 21 hours ago What exactly from a user or mod perspective is needed to report a sub i.e. particular user post history, a subs sidebar history? This rule still does not give clear guidelines as what we should be doing to report a sub because in my opinion this rule is still very subjective to enforcement So to be clear what exactly would be needed to report a community and a user. permalink embed report [-] landoflobsters [SA] 80 points 21 hours ago When reporting an entire sub, we'd want to see a few examples of what could be considered rule-violating behavior. A few example posts, example comments that weren't taken down etc. We review entire subs very carefully but it helps if we have a jumping off point of where to look. permalink embed parent report [-] DivestTrump 329 points 18 hours ago" Examples of calls for violence in /r/The_Donald Edit: Looks like some regulars from The_Donald have arrived to spin and deflect. How's the weather in Russia? Edit 2: The mods are selectively removing my examples. Shouldn't stop the admins from seeing the true nature of the sub

Several media outlets covered the update, including BuzzFeed, [70] The Verge,[71] Newsweek,[72] Engadget[73] and more.

Top Posts of 2017

On December 19th, 2017, Redditor redtaboo[75] posted a few top-ten lists relevant to Reddit in 2017. Of note, the top Reddit post of the year was a picture of General Palpatine from /r/movies related to an I Am The Senate joke. The post gained 349,000 upvotes (shown below). Other notable posts include the origin for How Many Upvotes For Our Boys In Blue and several posts about Net Neutrality. Also of note, one of the top new subreddits of 2017 was /r/bonehurtingjuice. /r/PrequelMemes received an honorable mention as it was made several days before 2017. Top AMAs include Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and the creators of Futurama.

The Senate. Upvote this so that people see it when they Google "The Senate". ur c 8 months ago by 4681 comments source share save hide report hide all child comments 349k hosted on imgur


Registered users can submit posts to the site in the form of links or text only submissions. Posts, and comments within them, can be voted upon by clicking the up arrow to "up vote" or down arrow to "down vote". The posts and comments are then scored accordingly, and can be sorted from high to low. Reddit contains thousands of individual "subreddits" that can be subscribed to that cover an immense variety of topics and interests. Unregistered users can browse existing posts and read comments, but cannot subscribe, vote, comment or submit posts.


According to the official reddit blog[20], the site switched programming languages from Lisp to Python in 2005. On July 21st, reddit[21] announced that they would be outsourcing their search to index handling service IndexTank. Reddit has strong ties to popular image hosting website Imgur[17], which was created by Redditor mcgrimm. Mobile applications that use reddit's API include Android apps "reddit is fun"[18] and "reddit pics".[19]

Subreddit Communities

Default Subreddits
  • /r/AdviceAnimals: Advice animal image macros. No vertical comics, Stare Dad or other non-advice animal images allowed. (1,503,192 subscribers)
  • /r/announcements: Important items from the official Reddit blog.(2,498,852 subscribers)
  • /r/AskReddit: Discussion-inspiring questions directed to the Reddit user base. Personal information, NSFW material, personal information, polls and yes/no questions are forbidden. (2,335,406 subscribers)
  • /r/atheism: Posts related to atheism, agnosticism and secularism. (1,245,359 subscribers)
  • /r/aww: Photographs of cute animals. Captioned images are not allowed. (1,436,638 subscribers)
  • /r/bestof: Notable stories, comments and posts by other Redditors. No self posts are allowed unless they contain discussions about the subreddit. (1,462,052 subscribers)
  • /r/blog: Posts made to the official Reddit blog not related to website functionality changes are submitted here. (2,326,563 subscribers)
  • /r/funny: Humor-related links and discussions. Image macros, politics, rage comics and screenshots are forbidden. (2,565,017 subscribers)
  • /r/gaming: Content related to video games. Reaction GIFs and advice animals are forbidden. (2,125,696 subscribers)
  • /r/IAmA: "Ask me anything" (AMA) posts in which the original poster must be verified by a moderator. Famous actors, artists, scientists, internet personalities and other celebrities frequent the subreddit. (2,072,327 subscribers)
  • /r/movies: Discussions, news, reviews and media about various films. Promoting illegal filesharing, image macros, punchline jokes, flame wars, racism and homophobic remarks are strickly forbidden. (1,504,903 subscribers)
  • /r/music: Posts sharing and discussing various types of music. No images allowed. (1,567,108 subscribers)
  • /r/pics: Photographs and pictures. Image macros, screenshots, comics, infographics, text, gore and porn are strictly forbidden. (2,503,738 subscribers)
  • /r/politics: News related to United States politics only. (1,980,961 subscribers)
  • /r/science: News related to scientific research and discovery. Image macros and jokes are forbidden. (2,117,305 subscribers)
  • /r/technology: Technology-related news. No images or Kickstarters allowed. (1,881,793 subscribers)
  • /r/todayilearned: Verifiable discoveries that are older than two months. Political discoveries and obvious facts are not allowed. (2,154,821 subscribers)
  • /r/videos: Videos on various websites including YouTube, Vimeo and Liveleak. Political videos are forbidden. (1,986,305 subscribers)
  • /r/worldnews: News from around the world with the exception of the United States. (2,240,235 subscribers)
  • /r/WTF: Unusual, disturbing and weird content. Image macros, rage comics and politics are forbidden. (2,096,937 subscribers)
Other Notable Subreddits
  • /r/askscience: Questions directed toward's Reddit's scientific community. All discussion must be scientific, civil, on topic and free of layman speculation. (632,650 subscribers)
  • /r/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu: Rage comics. No image macros, comparison comics, reposts or comics less than two or greater than eight panels. (558,131 subscribers)
  • /r/programming: News and discussion about computer programming. (395,830 subscribers)
  • /r/gifs: Animated GIFs with the exception of reaction GIFs. (357,710 subscribers)
  • /r/trees: Marijuana-related news, media and discussion. (326,433 subscribers)
  • /r/minecraft: Minecraft -related news media and discussion. (239,295 subscribers)
  • /r/sex: Discussions about sexuality and sexual relationships. (212,614 subscribers)
  • /r/4chan: Content related to the image board 4chan. Posts typically consist of links to screen captures of 4chan threads. (190,735 subscribers)
  • /r/woahdude: Interesting and captivating games, video, audio and images meant to view while under the influence of drugs. (142,170 subscribers)
  • /r/circlejerk: Self posts sarcastically mocking clichΓ© beliefs, practices or phrases associated with the Reddit community. (118,274 subscribers)
  • /r/twoXChromosomes: Discussion related to topics related to gender from a female perspective. (109,207 subscribers)
  • /r/foodporn: High-quality photographs of well-prepared food. Videos, galleries and articles are forbidden. (89,850 subscribers)
  • /r/gentlemanboners: Classy photographs of attractive women. No pictures of women in jeans are allowed. (84,040 subscribers)
  • /r/seduction: Advice for men seeking to have sexual relationships with the opposite sex. (83,878 subscribers)
  • /r/mensrights: Discussion related to the Men's Rights Movement. (48,129 subscribers)
  • /r/ladyboners: Photographs of attractive men. (47,786 subscribers)
  • /r/subredditdrama: Discussions about dramatic events from other subreddits. (37,955 subscribers)
  • /r/nottheonion: For legitimate news stories that seem to be as absurd as an article in The Onion. (32,973 subscribers)
  • /r/shitredditsays: Posts on Reddit that have been deemed offensive by members of this subreddit. (23,785 subscribers)
  • /r/spacedicks: Gore, porn and other unusual media. Kitsch artworks circulating around the theme of penises. (17,853 subscribers)

Directory of Subreddits

On May 29th, 2013, Redditor Douglasmacarthur posted a directory[54] of the top 200 most active subreddit communities sorted into 14 major categories to /r/TheoryOfReddit (shown below). In the post, the original poster explained that he started the project after noticing the challenging task of moderators having to guide and redirect individual users toward their appropriate communities in the absence of a non-default subreddit index. Although adult-only subreddits were initially excluded from the directory, the OP later followed up with a directory of NSFW subreddits upon request in an offsite post.[55]

Discussion and Stories

5 – /r/AskReddit – 3461705

9 – /r/IAmA – 3190151

19 – /r/bestof – 2599694

68 – /r/fatpeoplestories – 16648

91 – /r/pettyrevenge – 51801

148 – /r/TalesFromRetail – 47377

149 – /r/DoesAnybodyElse – 173483

192 – /r/CrazyIdeas – 60228

Emotional Reaction Fuel

11 – /r/WTF – 3134518

12 – /r/aww – 2419136

22 – /r/cringepics – 158575

57 – /r/cringe – 151756

69 – /r/JusticePorn – 174699

78 – /r/MorbidReality – 75074

106 – /r/rage – 37011

118 – /r/mildlyinfuriating – 43302

123 – /r/creepy – 132245

129 – /r/creepyPMs – 60100

165 – /r/nosleep – 142491

166 – /r/nostalgia – 58011

Entertainment – Gaming

4 – /r/gaming – 3100154

21 – /r/leagueoflegends – 270625

25 – /r/pokemon – 219930

27 – /r/Minecraft – 315636

34 – /r/starcraft – 144319

39 – /r/Games – 276107

41 – /r/DotA2 – 77195

51 – /r/skyrim – 175101

74 – /r/tf2 – 103199

82 – /r/magicTCG – 55621

94 – /r/wow – 89739

92 – /r/KerbalSpaceProgram – 23993

97 – /r/mindcrack – 21174

111 – /r/Fallout – 65770

112 – /r/roosterteeth – 28020

119 – /r/Planetside – 27712

145 – /r/gamegrumps – 24787

169 – /r/battlefield3 – 67016

170 – /r/zelda – 75121

178 – /r/darksouls – 30284

180 – /r/masseffect – 46534

Entertainment – Television

38 – /r/arresteddevelopment – 77646

42 – /r/gameofthrones – 186686

46 – /r/doctorwho – 148358

53 – /r/mylittlepony – 57794

83 – /r/community – 109683

98 – /r/breakingbad – 130083

133 – /r/adventuretime – 94134

135 – /r/startrek – 53794

147 – /r/TheSimpsons – 45511

157 – /r/futurama – 77052

175 – /r/HIMYM – 64964

183 – /r/DunderMifflin – 28362

198 – /r/thewalkingdead – 118034

Entertainment – Other

17 – /r/Music – 2536972

18 – /r/movies – 2570277

66 – /r/harrypotter – 100416

88 – /r/StarWars – 106390

96 – /r/DaftPunk – 15455

100 – /r/hiphopheads – 79629

104 – /r/anime – 98526

114 – /r/comicbooks – 66987

117 – /r/geek – 215027

124 – /r/batman – 67069

122 – /r/TheLastAirbender – 69866

173 – /r/Naruto – 22843

197 – /r/FanTheories – 57189


2 – /r/funny – 3713299

15 – /r/AdviceAnimals – 2433974

29 – /r/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu – 604019

30 – /r/4chan – 306013

32 – /r/ImGoingToHellForThis – 227895

49 – /r/firstworldanarchists – 124776

40 – /r/circlejerk – 155080

47 – /r/MURICA – 83471

56 – /r/facepalm – 187966

60 – /r/Jokes – 204780

80 – /r/wheredidthesodago – 175185

89 – /r/polandball – 17692

90 – /r/TrollXChromosomes – 30491

101 – /r/comics – 274308

115 – /r/nottheonion – 126590

116 – /r/britishproblems – 37395

132 – /r/TumblrInAction – 19588

194 – /r/onetruegod – 44657

Images, GIFs, and Videos

1 – /r/pics – 3634681

8 – /r/videos – 3031649

24 – /r/gifs – 595120

26 – /r/reactiongifs – 218792

28 – /r/mildlyinteresting – 295944

36 – /r/woahdude – 290339

52 – /r/FiftyFifty – 78525

70 – /r/FoodPorn – 164008

73 – /r/HistoryPorn – 158322

77 – /r/wallpapers – 174571

87 – /r/youtubehaiku – 56673

95 – /r/Unexpected – 13931

102 – /r/photoshopbattles – 142871

110 – /r/AnimalsBeingJerks – 53136

113 – /r/cosplay – 50802

125 – /r/EarthPorn – 256905

136 – /r/QuotesPorn – 118293

137 – /r/awwnime – 9542

141 – /r/AbandonedPorn – 120870

142 – /r/carporn – 41647

152 – /r/PerfectTiming – 90112

158 – /r/OldSchoolCool – 68209

167 – /r/RoomPorn – 119766

168 – /r/Pareidolia – 39508

171 – /r/MapPorn – 78752

174 – /r/tumblr – 13778

188 – /r/techsupportgore – 38689

189 – /r/PrettyGirls – 43348

191 – /r/itookapicture – 87200

Learning and Thinking

10 – /r/todayilearned – 3319855

16 – /r/science – 3238039

86 – /r/askscience – 731188

107 – /r/space – 225218

130 – /r/AskHistorians – 136463

151 – /r/YouShouldKnow – 238917

163 – /r/explainlikeimfive – 277819

Lifestyle and Help

23 – /r/trees – 452252

37 – /r/MakeupAddiction – 63647

44 – /r/cats – 119186

55 – /r/LifeProTips – 476370

62 – /r/RedditLaqueristas – 31609

63 – /r/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon – 11644

76 – /r/food – 260011

81 – /r/guns – 123161

72 – /r/tattoos – 163141

93 – /r/corgi – 40194

105 – /r/teenagers – 26462

108 – /r/GetMotivated – 192713

126 – /r/motorcycles – 57436

127 – /r/sex – 302021

134 – /r/progresspics – 37583

138 – /r/DIY – 277714

140 – /r/bicycling – 82184

144 – /r/Fitness – 317421

155 – /r/lifehacks – 143162

159 – /r/longboarding – 25985

172 – /r/Frugal – 265112

176 – /r/drunk – 63431

182 – /r/Art – 140390

190 – /r/loseit – 141957

196 – /r/Military – 35379

News and Issues

3 – /r/politics – 2859635

6 – /r/worldnews – 3310493

7 – /r/news – 464047

54 – /r/conspiracy – 139041

156 – /r/Libertarian – 85781

153 – /r/TrueReddit – 214896

164 – /r/Conservative – 22742

186 – /r/offbeat – 261958


120 – /r/canada – 103318

154 – /r/toronto – 26682

160 – /r/australia – 43056

184 – /r/unitedkingdom – 49052

Race, Gender, and Identity

13 – /r/atheism – 1948012

128 – /r/TwoXChromosomes – 136301

131 – /r/MensRights – 68895

181 – /r/gaybros – 24748

199 – /r/lgbt – 69197


45 – /r/nba – 98103

50 – /r/soccer – 118466

59 – /r/hockey – 78226

65 – /r/nfl – 156987

67 – /r/formula1 – 28492

99 – /r/baseball – 55587

150 – /r/MMA – 47894

177 – /r/SquaredCircle – 18010


14 – /r/technology – 3000439

64 – /r/Android – 261309

162 – /r/Bitcoin – 40127

185 – /r/programming – 439496

187 – /r/apple – 143865


Notable Redditors

Since April 2010, the website[29] has been tracking Redditors who have gained the most karma on the site, breaking down top 20 users in 4 categories: Comment Karma, Link Karma, Well-rounded (a currently unknown calculation) and Top Combined Karma. Though not a full database of Reddit, the site tracks more than 17,000 users with more than 253 million karma amongst them as of October 2012.

Top comment karma Top Link karma Well rounded Top combined karma 1.APOSTOLATE (1128525) 2. andrewsmith 1986 (1092740) 3. trapped in reddit (582827 4. S----- Watercolour (581879 5. probablyhittingonyou (542008) 6. theatomicplayboy (4 1. maxwellhill (1572906) 2. Scopolamina (13 12095) 3. mepper (1079176) 4. Mind Virus (1072810) . driulianbashir (897326) 6. violentacrez (7) (235655) 1. maxwellhill (1579188) 2. Scopolamina (1321788 2. ani625 (206418) 3. POTATO IN MY ANUS (141048) . APOSTOLATE (1128526) 4. TheCannon (139572) 5. violentacrez (135671 6. down vote magnet (115356 4. andrewsmith 1986 (1109866) mepper (1087454) 6. Mind Virus (1076298) 58949) sled 81324 nomist (4234 otaMethAddic mdeww 8. raldl (89934) 10. dummystupid (617700) 11. wang-banger (513235 12. bOred (414997 13. twolf1 (405123) 14. MindVirus (402482) 15. loki010 (377956) 16. alllie (358064 17. ggyh2 (354566) 18. Sollnvictus (353158) 19. Orangutan (350830) 10. Saydrah (80877 11. magistero (69997 12. Ethical Reasoning (69354 13. Probably on Reddit (67484 14. webby mc_webberson (66632) mdeww 11. warlizard (317119) 12. re 1 13. ImNotJesus (297719) 14. The Cannon (250548) 15. pseudolobster (244125) 16. karmanaut (240638) 17. feureau (238287) 18. QEDomelets (232706 19. kleinbl00 (229318) 20. POLITE ALLCAPS GUY (222392) 20. trot-trot (324863) 11. davidrelss666 (759507) 12. dummystupid (628221 13. S----- Wat 14. trapped_ in reddit (583200) 15. se7en sinner (560393) 16. probablyhittingonyou (557147 17. wang-banger (525975) 18. theatomicplayboy (469429) 19. Drunken economist (434371 20. ani625 (428105) d321red321 (2986 ercolour (608504) shin (64687) spykrackers (63319) 16. kri 17. AnnArchist (62206) 18. empw (61994 19. solidwhetstone (61748) 20. Arligold (61495)

As of October 2012, Apostolate[30] has the most comment karma, 1,128,525. Maxwellhill[31] has both the most link karma (1,572,943) and combined karma (1,579,188). Other notable accounts on the list for top comment karma include andrewsmith1986[32], Trapped_in_Reddit[33], who has been accused of gaming Reddit karma[34], Shitty_Watercolour[35], who goes through the front page and paints linked images, text posts or commentary, ProbablyHittingOnYou[36], TheAtomicPlayboy[37], Drunken_Economist[38], and NotaMethAddict.[39]

The other top users of link karma include Scopolamina[40], who posts pornographic images in a variety of subreddits, mepper[41], DrJulianBashir[42], the deleted users MindVirus, Mind_Virus and violentacrez, the moderator of more than 400 subreddits including /r/Jailbait, who deleted his account[43] on October 10th, 2012.

Celebrity Redditors

Several celebrities[44] keep moderately active public Reddit accounts that they have continued to use after doing Ask Me Anything threads. After joining in September 2011, American actor Zach Braff[45] has submitted several videos and commented in /r/pics, /r/funny and /r/wtf. Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson[46] and 74-time winning Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings[47] will occasionally comment on posts about themselves.Breaking Bad's "Marco," Luis Moncada[48], often participates in the show's subreddit, commenting on fan art as well as live episode discussions.

Secret Santa

According to an article in Venture Beat[15], reddit started one of the largest Secret Santa programs in the entire world with over "17,000 Reddit users from 90 countries are exchanging gifts" in the 2010 holiday season. The r/secretsanta[16] subreddit was created on November 10th, 2010, and has 14,154 subscribers as of September 30th, 2011. This subreddit was headed by Reddit admin /u/kickme444 (Dan McComas) (now fired and removed from the subreddit for his concerns over Reddit's leadership). Dan did a TED Talk about the Secret Santa subreddit.

Global Meet Up Day

In addition to the Secret Santa event, Reddit community regularly holds regional meet-up events[25] throughout the year, including the annual Global Meetup Day[28] which takes place in mid-June. The idea for a global day of meet up was first proposed by Redditor TheSilentNumber in a series of threads[23] submitted between December 25th and 29th, 2009. The inaugural meet up event was eventually held across at least two dozens of cities between June 19th and 25th, 2010, including one in downtown Los Angeles where it was attended by the co-founder of Reddit Alex Ohanian. The complete listing of meet up events was made available in a FAQ page.[24]

The second annual weekend of meetup took place during the same weekend of June 25th in 2011, which resulted in a turnout of more than 196 regional meetups for 4,000 Redditors in 40 countries across the world. All of the regional events were organized through[26], which provided a directory of related threads for local events and a Google Maps displaying the time and location all planned meetups across the world.

The third annual event is scheduled to take place around the same time as the years before in late June 2012. As of June 25th, more than 477 local meetups have been arranged via[27]


Reddit has been known for its altruistic community that have participated in several charity events. On December 10th, 2010, a post was made by Redditor Denny-Crane[9] outlining details about a holiday charity drive competition between the r/Christian and r/Atheism subreddits. The r/Islam subreddit ended up joining in as well, and according to an article on The Huffington Post[10] the three communities managed to raise $45,000 combined (the atheists community raised the largest amount).

As of Dec. 16, the 105,587 members of the atheist group had raised $32,802 of their $42,000 goal. The Christian group, with 9,017 followers, had raised $11,443 toward its $12,000 goal. The Muslim group, with 2,224 followers, had raised $360 of its $5,000 goal.

In October of 2010, a story was posted to the site about how 7-year-old Kathleen Edward, who was dying of Huntington's Disease, was harassed by her neighbors who made fun of her illness.[14] Redditors responded by pooling together to buy the girl a shopping spree. Afterwards, Kathleen made a sign thanking the reddit community for their generosity.


2014 Scavenger Hunt

On September 29th, 2014, Reddit admin highshelfofsteam submitted a post to the /r/secretsanta[60] subreddit calling for volunteers from around the United States to help hide β€œboxes of goodies” at specific locations in their respective local areas. On November 19th, highshelfosteam announced the launch of the scavenger hunt in a post on the official Reddit blog,[61] revealing that a total of 56 packages containing products from the Reddit marketplace had been hidden around the world, including 50 states in the U.S., one in the District of Columbia and five in other countries. Clues about the actual locations of the hidden boxes were posted in their respective local subreddit communities and their statuses were updated once the packages had been found.

On January 8th, 2015, Reddit launched the podcast Upvoted, which features interviews with Redditors who had submitted interesting and popular stories to the social news site.[66] The first episode featured an interview with Redditor Dante Orpilla, who participated in an "ask me anything" post about being sentenced to prison for 10 years in 2010 (shown below).

That month, Reddit began heavily promoting the podcast with sponsored posts,[63] which received comments criticizing the podcast as a marketing campaign aimed at potential investors. On October 6th, Reddit[68] announced the launch of the Upvoted[64] Internet news site (shown below).

Upvoted ::TOPICS PODCASTS VIDEOS ABOUT SEARCH upvoted A REDDITORIAL PUBLICATION HOT FOLLOW REDDIT fpy ↑ 4769 ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 5 Reasons to Care About Netflix's New Marvel Series, 'Jessica Jones' Netflix's 2nd Marvel series might not feature a famous character, but it does feature DEA Chief to Receive 100,000- Strong Petition After Calling Medical Marijuana a "Joke" one worth watching. Medical marijuana is not a joke' to the millions of seriously ill patients in a growing number of states who use it legally in accordance with doctors recommendations." Joe Vince 1 hour ago SHARE Vickie Chang . 9 hours ago SHARE 1 2 3 TRENDINGThis is Roza Shanina, 19-year-old Russian WWIr Sriper With54 - How Three Survivors of Suicide Spent Their Last Days On Earth Redditors Cast Walter White, Putin, and Drake as Fallout 4

On November 5th, Redditor Hedgehog_sandwich submitted a post titled "Reddit's 'Upvoted' blog is literally everything redditers hate about reddit," featuring a screenshot of an Upvoted post with the caption "How would Felicia Day Fight a Horde-Sized Duck?" (shown below). Within two weeks, the post received upwards of 1,800 votes (92% upvoted) and 90 comments on the /r/CorporateFacepalm[65] subreddit. On November 18th, Redditor Samamu submitted a post asking "Why does everyone hate the Upvoted podcast" to the /r/OutOfTheLoop[67] subreddit, where several users responded that it had a reputation as an advertiser-friendly clickbait site.

Like CommentShare reddit 1 hr "I would feel really bad about killing a bunch of small horses." - Felicia Day is the best (s VIDEO: How Would Felicia Day Fight a Horse-Sized Duck?


The subreddit dedicated to non-nude photos of teenage girls r/jailbait has sparked several debates about whether or not it should exist on reddit. According to a Gawker[11] article by Adrian Chen, the section was shutdown due to an "internal power struggle between moderators" on August 17th, 2011.

One of the most popular of these sections was Jailbait, with over 20,000 subscribers. Jailbait featured pictures of tween girls in various compromising positions, many apparently taken from social networking profiles without their knowledge. There were rules, like "please don't post pictures of girls with tattoos": "Generally, girls have to be of the age of consent to get a tattoo, so if she has a tattoo, she's probably also of legal age, and therefore not jailbait."

According to a followup article on Gawker[12], the subreddit was reinstated after problems with the moderators were resolved on September 1st, 2011. Reddit General Manager Erik Martin claimed that jailbait's return was not a result of the move from CondΓ© Nast to Advance Publications.

No, Martin said, "the two are completely unrelated." In fact, Conde Nast was totally chill with Jailbait, despite an increasing amount of media coverage of it and other stomach-churning subsections dedicated to dead babies and beating women.

On September 30th, 2011, a thread titled "Anderson Cooper Accuses Reddit Of Spreading Child Pornography"[13] was posted that linked to a YouTube clip of the CNN show Anderson Cooper 360 attacking the site's subreddit and claiming it was essentially child pornography. Cooper read a statement from reddit CEO Eric Marden regarding the decision to not censor the subreddit.

Cooper contacted reddit CEO Eric Marden, who responded with the statement: "We're a free speech site and the cost of that is there's offensive stuff on there…Once we start taking down some things we find offensive, then we're no longer a free speech site and no longer a platform for everyone. We're exerting editorial control and that's not what we are."


On November 23rd, 2014, Redditor CEO Steve Huffman admitted to editing the comments made by Redditors on the /r/The_Donald subreddit.

"Yep. I messed with the β€˜fuck u/spezβ€˜ comments. As much as we try to maintain a good relationship with you all, it does get old getting called a pedophile constantly. As the CEO, I shouldn’t play such games, and it’s all fixed now. Our community team is pretty pissed at me, so I most assuredly won’t do this again."

Fan Art

Several pages worth of fan art can be found on the website DeviantArt under the tag "#reddit."[22] Fan art often includes depictions of the reddit alien mascot. Comio Sans? Fuuwww

Related Memes

As one of the most influential communities in facilitating the creation and proliferation of viral internet media, Reddit has been credited as the birthplace of many internet memes and its userbase recognized as a driving force in Internet trendsetting. Among the most notable memes from Reddit include popular Rage Comic characters like Yao Ming Face and Obama's Not Bad Face, viral media celebrities such as Ridiculously Photogenic Guy and Overly Attached Girlfriend, as well as a variety of Advice Animal image macro series. For more comprehensive listings of internet memes that have originated from Reddit, check out KYM Tag – Origin:Reddit. For an index of notable memes that have been widely adopted by the userbase, browse KYM Tag – Tags:Reddit.

Karma Whore

β€œKarma Whore” is a pejorative label used to describe someone who seeks to raise one’s social standing within an online community by pandering to the stereotypical prejudices or trends that are accepted by its members. While the term is believed to have been coined on the tech news site Slashdot as early as in January 2000, it is equally applicable in the context of Reddit.


Mister Splashy Pants

Mister Splashy Pants is the nickname given to a humpback whale that was tracked via satellite by the environmental organization Greenpeace in 2007. The name was chosen after it won an online poll conducted by Greenpeace which garnered much attention from Reddit.[1]

Mr Splashy Pants (Esq. III)

The Narwhal Bacons at Midnight

The Narwhal Bacons at Midnight is a catchphrase that was created for Redditors to identify themselves in public places. It is used in fan art, rage comics, and is often referenced as an inside joke in Reddit threads.

Narwhals Bacon

Waffles? Don't You Mean Carrots?

"Waffles? Don't You Mean Carrots?" is a non-sequitur phrase invented by a group of Redditors in order to stir confusion among other users of the site who had attended Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington D.C. in late October 2010.

Waffles? Dont vou mean carrots HAHAHAHA

Downvoting Roman

Downvoting Roman is an image macro series featuring a stillshot of actor Joaquin Phoenix[1] as Emperor Commodus in the 2000 epic film Gladiator. The image depicts a stone-faced Commodus giving a thumbs down and the overlaid text usually conveys dissatisfaction towards a post on a website or forum where a voting system is present, especially on Reddit.


Upvoting Obama

Upvoting Obama is an image macro series featuring President Barack Obama with a beer giving a thumbs up while making a frown sturgeon face, which bears resemblance to one he wears in the Not Bad rage face. The images are primarily used on Reddit to express one's approval of a post.


Mad Karma with Jim Cramer

Mad Karma with Jim Cramer is an advice animal image macro series featuring a photoshopped image of Jim Cramer, former hedge fund manager and the host of the MSNBC business news program Mad Money. On Reddit, the character is often used as an indicator of an up-and-coming meme or a trending discussion topic, similar to the use of Imminent Ned and The Rent is Too Damn High.

SUDDEN SURGE IN I101 GUY MEMES Coa PULLOUT YOURBONGAND GET.CREATIVE Kama Trends Shift Move Your Karma Now Calvin & Hobbes (C&H) 6.11 Pictures of Breasts (BOOB) 9.21 Mocking People (MOCK) 8.1 Pictures of Cats (CATS) 8.24 Louls C.K. Clips (LCK) 6.42 Good Guy Greg (GGG) 5e So DUMP ALL YOUR KARMAIN PICTURESOF FEET Coa 14 Karma Trends Shift Move Your Karma Now Calvin & Hobbes (C&H) 6.11 Pictures of Breasts (BOOB) 9.21 Mocking People (MOCK) 8.1 Pictures of Cats (CATS) 8.24 Louls C.K. Clips (LCK) 6.42 Good Guy Greg (GGG) 5e So COLLEGE LIBERAL MEMES ARE ON THE RISE Coa THINKOF THINGS THAT PISS YOU OFF THEN BLAME HIPPIES rends Shift Move Your Karma Now Calvin & Hobbes (C&H) 6.11 Pictures of Breasts (BOOB) 9.21 Mocking People (MOCK) 8.1 Pictures of Cats (CATS) 8.24 Louls C.K. Clips (LCK) 6.42 Good Guy Greg (GGG) 5e So

Aaron Swartz Memorial

On January 11, 2013, Aaron Swartz -- one of Reddit's co-founders -- committed suicide after dealing with lengthy legal proceedings over his alleged abuse of the MIT public internet system and alleged "hack" of JSTOR, a database of scholarly articles and journals.[49] Swartz had been charged with accessing MIT's network illegally through a non-public port in an unlocked closet, and then subsequently accessing JSTOR to download hundreds of articles in bulk to be read later. He faced 35 years in jail for his alleged crimes. The case had already elicited controversy – but MIT and JSTOR refused to press charges, and several experts were lined up to testify in Swartz's favor.[50] JSTOR later issued a statement expressing its regret over the tragedy.[51] Following his death, a campaign was started on Twitter to encourage people to upload copyrighted articles to Google Docs or other public databases, and to then tweet the URL with the hashtag #pdftribute.[52] A petition was also created, asking President Obama to remove Carmen Ortiz – the district attourney responsible for the Swartz case – from office.[53]


On February 2nd, 2011, the official reddit blog announced that they had reached over 1 billion pageviews in a single month,[8] and posted a Google Analytics screenshot as evidence. As of September 30th, 2011, has a Quantcast[5] US rank of 66, an Alexa[6] US rank of 43, and a Compete[7] rank of 1314. As of June 2015, Reddit accrues 334 million (334,626,161) monthly pageviews, with more than 36.1 million user accounts, with up to 26,000 accounts that are potentially duplicate.

68,110,028 visits 13,752,948 Absolute Unique Visitors 1,000,404,480 Pageviews 14.69 Pages/Visit 00:15:40 Time on Site 22.66% Bounce Rate 17.17% New Visits


All statistics below were posted on June 24th, 2015 in celebration of the site's 10th anniversary.

  • 16 billion upvotes (16,063,942,290) and 2.6 billion downvotes (2,563,574,752)
  • 1.7 billion comments (1,715,454,785 / .36% of which mention cats)
  • 190 million posts (190,227,552 / 36% self posts vs link)
  • Nearly 30 million dollars ($29,559,467.54) worth of RedditGifts exchanged in 201 sessions
  • 853,824 active subreddits

Search Interest

Search queries for "reddit" have risen steadily since the site launched in 2005, and have yet to hit their highest spike as of September 30th, 2011.

External References

[1] Voltier – Reddits Astonishing Altruism -
Via Way Back Machine Internet Archive

[2] The Guardian –

[3] TechCrunch – CondΓ© Nast/Wired Acquires Reddit

[4] Blog.Reddit – Independence

[5] Quantcast – (requires registration)

[6] Alexa –

[7] Compete – (page unavailable)

[8] Blog.Reddit – reddit: billions served

[9] Reddit – 963 Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria! r/Atheism and r/Christianity have a friendly competition

[10] The Huffington Post – Christians and Atheists Square Off In Online Battle To Raise Money For Charity

[11] Gawker – Nerds’ Favorite Place to Skeeze on Underage Girls Shut Down

[12] Gawker – America’s Most Prestigious Magazine Publisher Returns to Pedophilia Bait

[13] Reddit – Anderson Cooper Accuses Reddit Of Spreading Child Pornography

[14] Urlesque (via Wayback Machine) – Kathleen Edward, Harassed Girl With Huntington's Disease, Thanks Reddit

[15] Venture Beat – Secret Santa success caps banner year for Reddit

[16] Reddit – r/secretsanta

[17] Imgur – the simple image sharer

[18] App Brain – reddit is fun

[19] App Brain – Reddit Pics Pro

[20] Blog.Reddit – on lisp

[21] Blog.Reddit – new search

[22] deviantArt – search for #reddit

[23] Reddit – We should organize a GLOBAL Reddit meetup day

[24] Reddit (via Wayback Machine) – FAQ on Meetup

[25] Reddit – /r/meetup

[26] RedditGifts (via Wayback Machine) – Meet Ups

[27] RedditGifts (via Wayback Machine) – Global Reddit Meetup Day 2012

[28] Reddit Blog – Global Reddit Meetup Day III

[29] (formerly .net) – Home

[30] Reddit – Overview for Apostolate

[31] Reddit – Overview for maxwellhill

[32] Reddit – Overview for andrewsmith1986

[33] Reddit – Overview for Trapped_in_Reddit

[34] Reddit – fumyl figures out how Trapped_in_Reddit "games karma".

[35] Reddit – Overview of Shitty_Watercolour

[36] Reddit – Overview of ProbablyHittingOnYou

[37] Reddit – Overview for TheAtomicPlayboy

[38] Reddit – Overview for Drunken_Economist

[39] Reddit (via Wayback Machine) – Overview for NotaMethAddict

[40] Reddit (via Wayback Machine) – Overview for Scopolamina

[41] Reddit – Overview for mepper

[42] Reddit – Overview for DrJulianBashir

[43] Reddit – Violentacrez, reddit pimp and source of much drama, has deleted his account.

[44] Daily Dot – 8 awesome celebrities on Reddit

[45] Reddit – Overview for zachinoz

[46] Reddit – Overview for neiltyson

[47] Reddit – Overview for WatsonsBitch

[48] Reddit – Overview for LuisMoncada

[49] The Tech – Aaron Swartz commits suicide

[50] A legal analysis of the Swartz case made by one of the experts brought in to testify for him – The Truth about Aaron Swartz’s β€œCrime”

[51] JSTOR – Statement of regret

[52] Cnet – Researchers honor Swartz's memory with PDF protest

[53] We the People petition (via Wayback Machine) – Remove United States District Attorney Carmen Ortiz from office for overreach in the case of Aaron Swartz

[54] Reddit – The 200 most active subreddits, categorized by content

[56] Reddit – Fundraising for reddit

[57] SamAltman – A new team at reddit

[58] Reddit – Coming home

[59] Quora – Why did Yishan Wong resign

[60] Reddit – Your mission – help redditgifts with a Super Awesome scavenger hunt

[61] Redditblog – Finders keepers, losers weepers? The hunt starts NOW!

[52] Reddit – Scavenger Hunt of Awesomeness

[53] Reddit – Reddit celebrates its 10th birthday with a ton of wacky stats

[54] Reddit – The Downing Street Memo

[55] Reddit – Why has R/Iama been set to private?

[56] Reddit – List of subreddits suddenly going private

[57] Reddit – WOW!!! 10,000 Subscribers in around 11 hours

[58] Reddit – /r/modclub AMAgeddon discussion thread

[59] (via Wayback Machine) – Screenshot of Quora question about Victoria Taylor's Firing

[60] The Social Memo (via Wayback Machine) – Ellen Pao's Comment

[61] meduza – Russia bans Reddit

[62] meduza – Russia unbans Reddit

[63] Reddit – Upvoted a reddit podcast

[64] Upvoted – Upvoted

[65] Reddit – Reddits Upvoted blog is literally everything redditers hate about reddit

[66] Wired – No Comments Allowed on Reddits New News Site

[67] Reddit – Why does everyone hate the Upvoted podcast?

[68] Reddit – Introducing Upvoted

[69] Reddit – Update on site-wide rules regarding violent content

[70] Buzzfeed – Reddit Is Removing Nazi And Alt-Right Groups As Part Of A New Policy And Some Users Are Confused

[71] The Verge – Reddit bans Nazi boards in crackdown on β€˜violent’ content


[73] Engadget (via Wayback Machine) – Reddit's stricter stance on violence bans more racist communities

[74] Reddit – rbevans' Post

[75] Reddit – Reddit in 2017

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I can totally get behind the idea of restricting speech that calls for violence. However, I can certainly see abuse rising from this.
One possibility is that people will make a witch hunt out of this, falsely accusing their critics of "inciting violence" in order to shut them down. The other hypothetical issue would be if this policy was only enforced i selectively, restricting only some calls to violence while ignoring others that conform to some personal bias.
I suppose we'll just have to hope that whichever hand happens to be holding the ban hammer is guided more by reason than politics.


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