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The 6 Best Sub-Reddits You Should Be Checking On A Regular Basis

Dave LeClair 14-09-2011

subreddit listI have made it known How To Kill Productivity With The Reddit App Alien Blue [iPhone & iPad] If you are anything like me, you spend any free time during your work day sitting on Reddit and reading random stories or looking at funny pictures. Of course, this can have a negative impact... Read More that, other than MakeUseOf, Reddit is my absolute favorite website on the Internet. I have lost track of the amount of hours I have spent hanging around the darkest corners of the Reddit universe. Reddit is nice and neatly divided into Sub-Reddits, but for the uninitiated user who doesn’t know what Sub-Reddits they should be checking, this can be very intimidating. There are so many of them out there, that it can be hard to know which are the right ones to check out, and which ones are shady and not worth the time.


Fear not, because I am going to lay some Sub-Reddit knowledge on you and show the places on Reddit where the best entertainment lies. With these Reddits in my mind you will never go astray in your glorious Reddit travels. Of course, I want you to use these Sub-Reddits as a guide, and when you are ready, venture into the scary world of Reddit without me.

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This the first Sub-Reddit where I start my day. There is no better way to get in a good mood then to see what kind of funny stuff the Reddit community has dug up on the Internet. You will see everything from funny jokes, to funny pictures and even some funny videos now and again. If you are looking to make your co-workers think you are crazy by laughing like a madman in your cubicle, then this is the Sub-Reddit for you.

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F7U12 is where the Reddit community comes to get their rage on. The only thing members are allowed to post here are rage comics. These are poorly drawn comics that tell a story about something that was particularly rage inducing. These tend to be hilarious, and often times can be just as funny as the stuff you will meet on r/funny. Not a day goes by that I don’t spend getting my rage on r/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu.


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I think it safe to assume that if you are here reading MakeUseOf that you are probably a tech junkie like us. If that is the case, then you need to be checking in on r/technology. It is chock full of tech news and opinions from the Reddit community. While you are looking around r/technology make sure to look at the sidebar of the Reddit for a whole bunch of more specific tech-related Sub-Reddits for your reading and learning enjoyment.

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For all the history buffs this is your one stop shop for knowledge. This Sub-Reddit is absolutely filled to the brim with content. Users post all kinds of fascinating articles and opinions on all things history. Just like with r/technology, make sure to check out the sidebar, because it is filled with all kinds of interesting time and place specific history Sub-Reddits like r/worldhistory, r/ushistory and r/arthistory, just to name a few of the gems.



Don’t be fooled into r/gaming‘s shenanigans, r/gamernews is where you come to get real relevant happenings in the gaming world. Sadly, r/gaming has degenerated into mostly just gamers posting nostalgic pictures and things of that nature, so r/gamernews stepped up and brought a hard moderated Sub-Reddit filled with only the most pertinent news from the video game world.

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Here is where people come to tell their stories. A user would come and post that they are something, and ask other users to ask them anything. This usually leads to some pretty interesting questions and answers and is a great way to kill a few hours learning about something you never even knew you wanted to learn about.


Occasionally, you will even see celebrities come to Reddit and do an IAmA if the demand is high enough. Check out r/IAMAFamouseArchive to see all the celebrities who have participated in an IAmA session.


These Sub-Reddits should help get you pointed in the right direction, and hopefully make Reddit a less scary place for you. Remember, when you find a Sub-Reddit you enjoy, always check the sidebar, because there is usually links to some related Reddits that you may find amusing and enjoyable.

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What are your favorite Sub-Reddits? Have you ever stumbled into some Sub-Reddit and wished you had never been there? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Alt.Control.DeLeet
    September 25, 2011 at 3:13 am

    The SubReddit category format looks like a cross between the old Usenet hierarchies (, rec.misc.etc) and, well, /b/. It's not /b/ obviously because it's /r/. But /b/ is apparently just as irreverent as Usenet used to be (and maybe /r/ is sometimes too).

    Anyone know if there's a /r/elationship between the two, /b/esides them not being too far from each other on the keyboard? ;-)

    Also, the heading for the IAmA isn't printed correctly. The link shows up as and the heading should reflect that, rather than

    • Dave LeClair
      September 25, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      Good call, thanks for pointing that out!

  2. Taylor
    September 15, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I just started up my reddit account, for the first time, the other day, and was meaning, yesterday or today, to poke around to find what subreddits I should be looking at.  So, thanks for the list, and great timing for me personally!

    • Dave LeClair
      September 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      Happy to help!