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5 Cool Things You Should Know About Reddit

Angela Randall 17-03-2011

reddit tipsMost of you will have heard of Reddit (if you didn’t, see our Reddit ebook The Awesome Guide to Reddit Wonder how your friends always find cool stuff on the Internet before you? They're probably using Reddit, the self-proclaimed "front page of the Internet". Read More for beginners). In fact, most people on the Internet daily will regularly see articles and topics made popular by Reddit either directly or indirectly. Sometimes Reddit debates will even find their way into mainstream news. However you view Reddit, there’s no denying its popularity and influence on Internet culture. It’s definitely worthy of a little attention.


Now, if you’re already a Reddit regular you might be wondering if perhaps intervention is more appropriate than reading more about cool things happening on Reddit. I hear you! But it can’t be stopped. There are some great things going on at Reddit and they need to be shared.

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Oh, whoops! Looks like you all went there at once.

1. Best Of Reddit

On a daily basis, you’ll see the best posts of Reddit on the front page. But that’s not where it stops. Every year, Reddit staff ask for submissions for the best of Reddit. This is where you’ll catch up on all the very best Reddit brought us during the year, including all the memes, innovations, novelty accounts, communities, feel-good stories and hilarious posts. Frankly, if you’re not forever alone and attached to your computer, you probably did miss a few of these.

Check out:


2. Subreddits

There are thousands of Subreddits on Reddit. These have their own sub-communities within Reddit and foster a great variety of opinions and voices. Most people find the Subreddits a little difficult to get into, since Reddit is basically a maze of links and you may never find what you’re really looking for. But, there’s one Redditor who thought they’d make things easier for us all. Whilst avoiding fetishes, bands, political parties and marijuana Subreddits, they created a list of over 800 Subreddits in a Google Document for us to enjoy. This incredible list will have you browsing your favourite topics in no time.

While you’re looking around, take the time to notice that some Subreddits have customised their style to suit their topic. Check out:

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3. Reddit Memes

If you haven’t quite caught onto Reddit’s basic history and memes, there’s a great run-down on Encyclopedia Dramatica. It helps to explain some of what you see on Reddit. Keep in mind that a lot of the memes originated on 4Chan, too.


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Check out Reddits home-grown 100 pushups meme. All it took was a rant about pushups and a few comments about McDonalds to get started “” then the thread just continues with the same pattern and different topics… Forever. Seriously, this thread started over two years ago and I don’t think it’s over yet. Keep clicking “Continue Thread” and you’ll see what I mean.

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4. Incredible Generosity & Gift Exchanges

You may not believe it after viewing some of the comments, but a lot of Redditors are extremely kind and will help each other out of a fix if possible. Reddit has seen everything from ideas to help solve depression to suicide watch, organising a toy drive, getting someone a job or bailing them out of jail. These save lives!


There’s also many fantastic stories of spontaneous generosity offered on Reddit daily. One of the most memorable stories is Today you… Tomorrow Me which spawned its own pay-it-forward mentality Subreddit.

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There’s also plenty of people trusting their fellow Redditors and joining in gift exchanges:

5. Innovation & Random Cool Stuff

Great things come out of Reddit and there’s no way I could possibly explain it all to you. However, I can point you in the direction of some of the best random things about Reddit:


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As you can see, the world of Reddit is quite varied and interesting. There’s a real community building there and attempting to make good things happen in this world.

Do you use Reddit?   If not, why not?  If so, what are some of your favourite pages?

Related topics: Meme, Web Trends.

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  1. John Smith
    December 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Angela,

    Nice article, I actually just published a related one on How To Use Reddit. It has few tips for beginners and marketers as well. Check this out !


  2. Antriksh Yadav
    March 25, 2011 at 10:25 am

    DAE think that once you join Reddit, there is no going back?

  3. Andrew Gould
    March 21, 2011 at 4:48 am

    I stopped using Reddit and deleted my account for the sheer tediousness of it all. I check email, Facebook, Twitter, RSS, forums, etc. every day. I don't have time to waste on Reddit. If it's interesting, it goes in my RSS. If it doesn't have RSS, it's not interesting.

  4. Mr Micro Mini Scooter
    March 20, 2011 at 7:38 am

    I have seen Reddit, but I didn't know much about it until now. I had been using mostly Hubpages, but have gotten a little bored with it.
    Thanks for the info!
    Mr Numerology Calculation For Names

  5. Mr Micro Mini Scooter
    March 20, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I have seen Reddit, but I didn't know much about it until now. I had been using mostly Hubpages, but have gotten a little bored with it.
    Thanks for the info!
    Mr Numerology Calculation For Names

  6. Yomamma
    March 18, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Reddit would be better if you didn't have to view anything by 20 something morons who's only goal in life is to have someone read their posts.

    • Kolemcrae
      March 18, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      Welcome to the world of subreddits. Sign up and you can get rid of all the kinds of posts you hate and focus on the good stuff.

    • Angela Alcorn
      March 19, 2011 at 4:37 am

      Yeah, as Kolemcrae said, find some Subreddits you like. I'm sure you'll appreciate them more than the popular posts.

  7. Kevin Darbro
    March 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I'm there every day, along with

  8. Kevin Darbro
    March 18, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I'm there every day, along with

  9. Paul_G
    March 17, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Why am I seeing a floating box of garbage obscuring the page area I am trying to read. Oh let me guess, some moron decided to 'improve' things!

    • Angela Alcorn
      March 18, 2011 at 5:29 am

      The theme change has only just gone through and there's still a few tweaks to be made. Sorry! In the meantime, if you can make your window larger it will fix that.