The Culture Of Reddit

REDDIT has become the homepage of the internet. Founded in 2005, Reddit quickly grew into an influential community that decides what is important on the web. Reddit generates information and new content and gives birth to collaborative projects. The Reddit community has become so active that it has had an impact on recent political events like SOPA/CISPA. And like any real-world community, it also has its share of internal social issues, forcing it to grapple with its commitment to free speech and the lawlessness of the internet.

Now, PBS explores the genius behind the website and the people who breathed life into the concept.

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  1. This was actually incredibly interesting. I see peoples comments here saying that this advertisement hugely misrepresents Reddit, but that’s really not the case. Sure, the vast majority of Reddit is American guys (“Lawls, boobs”), but when you get past the idiots in the largest subreddits you find the gems of the website. For example I’ve been watching documentaries that I found in /r/documentaries, I found this website through that subreddit and in turn this video. 

  2.  Good ad, made me go to the site , i never heard about and deems itself so important and democratic.

    Well i just browsed around for 20 minutes and have never seen such a collection of total nonsense posted by a pre-dominant alternative community.

    There probably are a bunch of interesting sub-reddits but how much crap do you have to scoop through to find something interesting.

    Well if these are the subjects that are voted to importance you people seriously have no life… hahahahaha… this is worse then twitter and facebook combined…
    Just posting shit to the whole world.

  3. nice ad i must say

  4. I liked it until the bit about /r/SRS. They are just a femnazi circlejerk.

  5. Now owned by Conde’ Nast, say no more.

  6. I have learned so much /r/askreddit, (random stuff), I have changed my lifestyle thanks to /r/loseit, I have met amazing locals through Reddit Meetups, I’ve developed my interest in astronomy in /r/astronomy.

    Reddit is the social circle to be a part of.

  7. Reddit has made little or no impact on anything simply because people are sitting on their bottoms all day posting things on Reddit.