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9. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2012, 13:52 WarpCrow
 
Verno wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 13:28:
Cutter wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 12:43:
What is reddit and why do people use it? I've seen it a few times and don't understand the draw.

It's almost like crowd sourced news, you share information and pose questions/ideas. Almost like Digg with a better comment/rating system. You can make your own themed reddits as well. It is a really interesting site with a pretty diverse crowd covering a massive range of topics, I really enjoy it. You can customize the landing page to include only info from the reddit topics you want which is a huge timesaver for many hobbies. Think of it a bit like this site (mainly summaries from other sources) except its customizable.

You have to kind of use it for awhile to get it. I didn't really get the big deal either until I registered and spent a few weeks checking things out.

Yeah. Several years ago I was a Digg user, visited Reddit a few times and thought it was ugly as shit and 'why would anybody use this?' It grew on me, though. And with the sheer number of subreddits out there, there's something for everybody.

eunichron wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 13:31:

It's 4chan for 20-30somethings that think they're too good for 4chan, and if you can believe it, vastly inflated self-importance (they think they single-handedly stopped SOPA).

I'm sorry, but this is like saying that /b/ is the sum total of 4chan. To give a better idea of what I mean, yes, most of the default subreddits are shit, or full of shallow memes and in the case of /r/politics sensationalist, self-righteous headlines, but compare those to some of the deeper subreddits like askscience or history or DepthHub, or any of the 'Porn' series of image subreddits (which aren't actually porn, btw), one can go on and on. Generally the more popular they are, and the more lax they are about keeping to a theme and encouraging quality posts, the more corrupt they become.

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