If you haven’t heard of reddit, I think it is definitely a site worth checking out. I had heard about it in the past but I didn’t become a regular reddit user (redditor) until this past summer when I was bored at my internship and decided to give it a shot.
The way it works is that if you make an account, you can select a series of subreddits to subscribe to. These are like channels on youtube or different pages on facebook. These subreddits consist of sports teams, music, news, gifs, memes, ELI5 (ExplainLikeIm5) and even AMA(AskMeAnything)’s where famous celebrities and public figures will answer questions about anything.
You can post to any subreddit as long as it abides by the subreddit’s rules. If the post does not, then it will get taken down or you will get a warning from a “bot”. Using reddit is very flexible. You can be an active user and create posts and comment on other posts to ask for advice or give information or share an experience. On the other hand, you can ‘lurk’ and just read your front page, which is the top posts from the subreddits you subscribe to, and even browse random subreddits. No matter what your style of use is, I think reddit is an extremely helpful tool.
Reddit has informed me of funny gifs, news, and helpful information. Most of the time, I see information on reddit before I see it on twitter and most of the articles that facebook has on the side are on reddit days in advance. This is why reddit has become my #1 go to site to kill time with facebook at a close 2nd. I think that it is a brilliant way to surf the web, share information, and even ask for advice. If you have not tried using reddit, I strongly encourage you to give it a shot.