Reddit is a website featuring a wide variety of different content, and it has something for just about everyone. Whether you want to catch the latest news or the watch some funny cat videos, Reddit is for you. The site was founded in 2005, and has since grown to one of the most highly visited websites in the world. The Reddit mobile app streamlines the platform to make the site easier to navigate when you are using a mobile device. The site is comprised of over 11,000 unique subreddits that include news, movies, music, humor, video games, science, fitness and so much more. Subreddits are user-created categories that are devoted to specific content, and the posts on each subreddit are arranged in a bulletin board style format. Reddit users (called "redditors") can provide positive or negative feedback by giving an "upvote" or "downvote" to content featured on the site, and the top voted posts move up to the top of the subreddit, and maybe even make it to /r/all, the "front page" of Reddit. The site also uses a unique commenting system that provides users with another way to interact with the posted content. Redditors gain "karma", which is essentially a status symbol, from other users reacting to their posts and comments by upvoting or downvoting.
- You can easily find and connect with communities who share your interests
- Redditors can give "gold", another status symbol, to posts they feel are extraordinary
- Many celebrities and high profile figures have made appearances on Reddit's unique AMA (Ask Me Anything) forum
- You can be as anonymous as you want, providing a stark contrast to websites like Facebook
- The diversity of subreddits allows you to spend a lot of time browsing the site without getting bored or seeing repeat content
- You can browse posts on the app without creating an account
- Some of the content featured on Reddit is Mature or NSFW (Not Safe For Work)
- Reddit can be confusing with its widespread use of acronyms and meme references
- Over the years, Reddit has been host to several controversies that have gained widespread media attention
The Reddit mobile app is a fun way to pass the time, learn something new, or check out the latest news. Reddit is much more open than many other websites and it provides a haven for many people with niche interests. If you can think it, there is probably already a subreddit dedicated to that subject! This applies to things both good and bad, so tread carefully if you are sensitive to certain content or easily triggered; but don't let that scare you! Reddit is a great place to explore, learn, and make connections with other people. The app does have some minor bug issues. Videos don't always load correctly and viewing some external links that are posted proves difficult. The Reddit mobile app is still a great alternative to the desktop site when you are on a mobile phone or tablet.