Expand Your Education with These Courses from
A Consumer Advocate Approach to Real Estate: Course 1.
A Consumer Advocate Approach to Real Estate & Mortgages: Courses 1 & 2.
At Home with Diversity.
Bundle 2: CIPS Elective Courses (Non-US Version).
Bundle 3: CIPS Institute (US Version).

A Beginner’s Guide to Reddit

Have a comment on this article? Share on Facebook!

By Katie Humphrey

Celebrity appearances
Reddit is becoming a must-stop for pop stars, authors, actors and politicians who want to show they’re tech savvy and connect with the people. President Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Molly Ringwald and Keanu Reeves have all done AMAs.

Don’t be phony
Redditors are relentless in their demand for candor. Ask Woody Harrelson, who got virtually shouted down during an AMA when he tried to promote a movie rather than answer general questions.

Memes rise
That goofy meme you saw bouncing around social media? It likely started or gained momentum on Reddit, land of oddball humor and subreddits devoted to advice animals.

Animal mania
Reddit loves photos — especially those of cute animals. There are subreddits dedicated to cats, dogs, hedgehogs, red pandas, even sloths.

Big ideals
The lofty ideals of free speech and an open Internet reign. When Redditors felt threatened by federal legislation, they led a temporary Internet blackout in protest.

Fundraising powerhouse
When Redditors throw their support behind a cause, the money flows. A Minneapolis nonprofit raised more than $80,000 for a Kenyan orphanage in 2012 by posting a plea on Reddit.

Generosity abounds
There are entire subreddits devoted to being nice. For instance: r/Random—Acts—Of—Pizza, on which those in need ask for pizza and other redditors deliver. Also, worldwide gift exchange r/SecretSanta — even Bill Gates participated this year.

The Seedy underbelly
But the masses are sometimes a disgusting, misogynistic hive mind. There’s nudity, profanity and lots of comments that would make your mom blush.

Boston bombing
Redditors tried to help track down the bombers. They incorrectly pointed to a missing man, and mainstream media picked it up. Not good. Apologies issued all around.

Local subreddits
Reddit is a global thing, but there’s plenty of local (or locally relevant) chatter. There’s all-purpose discussion by city, like on r/TwinCities. Winter outdoors? Try r/IceFishing.

©2014 Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Distributed by MCT Information Services

Continue Reading 1 2

Have a comment on this article? Share on Facebook!

Join RISMedia on Twitter and Facebook to connect with us and share your thoughts on this and other topics.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Copyright© 2016 RISMedia, The Leader in Real Estate Information Systems and Real Estate News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be republished without permission from RISMedia.

Content on this website is copyrighted and may not be redistributed without express written permission from RISMedia. Access to RISMedia archives and thousands of articles like this, as well as consumer real estate videos, are available through RISMedia's REsource Licensed Content Solutions. Offering the industry’s most comprehensive and affordable content packages. Click here to learn more! http://resource.rismedia.com

Our Latest News >>