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1 Sharing and Finding Content with Reddit

2 Agenda What is reddit? Background Who uses reddit? Navigating reddit How to sign up Submitting links Mobile apps Why use reddit?

3 What is reddit? Social news/social network Founded in 2005 “Redditors” post links & comments, which other redditors vote up or down 8,500+ active communities with at least 100 subscribers

4 Who uses reddit? million unique visitors 3.5 billion page views in September Alexa page rank: 65 th in US, 137 th globally Around 80% male, 20% female (although varies wildly by subreddit) Majority in the range, have a household income below $20,000, have some college

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6 Signing up

7 Submitting Links

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9 Choose eye-catching headlines (but don’t mislead people!)

10 Submitting Text Use for askreddit, askscience, or posting questions in other subreddits (e.g. questions about career advice in r/Libraries)

11 Adding Topics - Subreddits When you subscribe to a subreddit, its top posts will show up on your front page Subreddits with more subscribers will typically end up higher on your front page than smaller subreddits. Many technology-related subreddits

12 Default subreddits funny pics announcements blog AskReddit worldnews gaming politics science WTF IAmA videos technology Music todayilearned (TIL) atheism AdviceAnimals aww movies bestof

13 Reddit’s Gift Exchange Largest in the world Last count - 93 countries, 11,000 participants Two major exchanges – Secret Santa and Arbitrary Day (June 25)

14 r/Libraries

15 Reddit Rules and “Reddiquette” Don’t spam Don’t manipulate votes Don’t post personal information Don’t break the site

16 Mobile reddit Mobile Browser InterfaceiPhone App

17 Mobile reddit

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19 Android Apps Bacon ReaderReddionic

20 Why use reddit? “The front page of the Internet” Find sites that are “off the beaten path” Crowdsource your news Help crowdsource other’s news Start your own subreddit! Social impact

21 Questions?


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