Reddit is often called the “front page of the internet,” but it didn’t explode into popularity until 2012-2013. It houses thousands of small communities where debates, conversation and thoughtful (and occasionally not so thoughtful) conversation can occur. Whether you're into breaking news, sports, TV fan theories, or a never-ending stream of the internet's cutest animals, there's a community on Reddit for you.
This is an interactive website, meaning users can post, vote and comment in communities organized around their interests. Each community is able to bolster their subreddit by posting stories, links, images, and videos.
The members of these communities often comment and interact on posts. Comments provide discussion, humor, thought provoking questions, etc. in the spirit of remaining unbiased, in a “wild west” type of fashion, comments & posts can be upvoted or downvoted. The most interesting content rises to the top. The most interesting content is selected by a mixture of upvotes, comments, general interest, the age of the thread, etc.
Here are a few Reddit fun facts:
- #5 Most visited site in the US (on Alexa)
- 330M+ Average monthly active users
- 130K+ Active communities
- 21B Average screen views per month
We've also included a Reddit "Ask Me Anything," from an employee. The link and credit for this AMA can be found here.
1) How did you get your job at Reddit?
I saw a job posting in the blog subreddit, and applied. I wasn't looking for a job, but I didn't to pass up the opportunity. I was living in TX at the time and the concept of moving to San Francisco seemed completely irrational at the time. Luckily it all worked out in the end :)
2) What do you mainly do?
My primary focus is on the infrastructure of Reddit. I take care of the servers. Have a more detailed answer to this elsewhere in the thread.
3) Don't you get tired of Reddit and how much time do you spend on the website every day?
The time I spend on the site varies from week to week. I do occasionally get weary for different reasons, and just focus on the behind-the-curtain stuff for a while. Other times I'll spend a considerable amount of time on the site. All depends on my work load and mood for the week.
4) When you say "at Reddit" do you work from home or Reddit HQ?
Both. I primarily work at the office in San Francisco, but I also work from home somewhat often. I have a considerable commute, and I like working in solitude at times :)
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