What is Reddit?
Reddit is a support website for white males suffering from teen angst. The site, which acts as a dumping ground for overused memes and faux liberal outrage, was founded in June 2005 by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian. When asked what their motives were for setting up such a website, Huffman and Ohanian stated that they had always wanted a place where angry middle class college students could congretate together and stick it to the man by submitting sensationalized news headlines about how corrupt and unfair the system is because rich people have more money than them.
Soon after it was launced, Reddit quickly caught the attention of thousands of socially inept teenagers; who were quick to set up shop and act as an RSS feed for left wing blogs such as Alternet, the Daily Kos and ThinkProgress. Operating from their high-speed laptops in Starbucks cafes around the world, the desktop activists on Reddit were able to build and shape a powerful news aggregrator that could challenge the corporatocracy and the military industrial complex and a whole bunch of other shallow buzzwords that get tossed around frequently.
As the site grew bigger, other non-political sections were born. These sections were referred to as "subreddits". A few of the most popular subreddits are:
- r/AskReddit: Where people can ask rhetorical questions. Example: "Was I right to punch Hitler in the face?"
- r/IAmA: Where bored Redditors can practice their creative writing skills. Also used as a promitional tool by PR agents.
- r/Atheism: Where 17 year old teenagers can submit screenshots of arguments that they had on Facebook.
- r/Worldnews: Where left wing Islamophiles can discuss the finer points of Israel using Palestinian children as dog food.
- r/pics: Where pictures of cats and celebrities get upvoted to the heavens above.
- r/conspiracy : Where white nationalists post conspiracy theories about Jews controlling the weather.
- r/gaming : Where hipster gamers lament the popularity of mainstream games such as Call of Duty.
- r/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu: Where Redditors post tragically unfunny rage comics about their mundane experiences in life.
- r/trees: Where pot-smoking losers spend their days obsessing over a substance that they claim isn't addictive. 90% of the posts on this subreddit are animated gifs and rage comics about how stoned they were last night.
- r/funny: Where people submit image macros from the 1990s. If your grandmother forwards you a funny picture, you should post it here.
- r/adviceanimals: Where Redditors guffaw at a meme that has been beaten into the ground.
- r/ronpaul: Where rabid Ron Paul fans cross-post submissions from r/conspiracy.
- r/4chan: Where 3edgy5me teenagers submit fictional greentext stories.