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Sometimes, Reddit is Not Awesome

Based on the statistics of how most of you get here (oh yes, I am watching you, my sweet) and from talking to the readers I know personally, I presume the majority of you aren’t familiar with Reddit or how it works.  So, here’s a brief introduction.

Reddit is a simple website where users post links to photos, stories, or anything else that exists online.  Every post has to be in a subreddit, a category for similar posts to be organized together.

Once a link is posted, the other users can choose if they want to upvote or downvote the link, or do nothing at all.  This serves as a crowdsourcing of filtering and separating the content.  The posts that get upvoted the most move higher up the list, culminating at the front page of the subreddit where the most popular posts reside.

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Sometimes, Reddit is Awesome.

Over the course of the last five months, I’ve gone from being completely ignorant of Reddit, to being confused by it, to loving it, to hating it, loving, hating, etc.

As a writer blogger person who writes things, it can be an express lane to huge exposure to tens of thousands of readers – but can just as easily be a hive of snarky assholes tearing apart or removing your submitted content.

While I’ve settled in to a place where I learned to live with the dichotomy that is Reddit, there are some aspects of it I can absolutely not deny – they are incredible at doing insanely stupid and funny things insanely quickly.

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