Reddit.com is a social website that allows its user to share and discuss content such as videos, photos, articles, websites, and so on.
Reddit is massively popular (http://blog.reddit.com/2012/01/2-billion-beyond.html), especially with young people (…
While reblog-activism is not usually my cup of tea, Reddit is a special case to me. Ostensibly a link aggregator, the massive influx of posters over the past two years has made it a pseudo-intellectual community built around internet comments. I say pseudo-intellectual because, despite its million+ users, Reddit still feels like a secret corner of the web, and so those users take on an air of exclusivity just by participating. I say community because, under this one highfalutin umbrella, majority opinions have taken root, and now new users are expected to learn those opinions. I say internet comments because that is the level of discourse exemplified.
I like ShitRedditSays (the source of this document) because the information they’ve provided has taught me a lot. Their detractors have brought nothing (let me repeat: nothing [i fucking insist, nothing]) to a discussion that is interesting, enlightening, or even properly sourced. Reddit’s own platform dissuades the critique that could improve it, and that’s why I’m prepared to watch the whole shebang collapse; let someone try the open-forum experiment again, someone committed to a philosophy more akin to utopia than anarchy.