What is Reddit?… – The Sun

REDDIT has become one of the most popular websites for discussions and social news since its inception in 2005.
As of 2023, Reddit ranks as the 10th-most visited website in the world and the 6th-most-visited website in the United States.
Reddit is a social news aggregation website that covers a variety of topics posted by its users.
Registered members of the website can share content like links, images, and texts and can interact with other users regarding the post.
Posts are typically organized by subject into categories called "communities" or "subreddits."
Users can vote the post with a thumbs up or down and the one with the most positive votes appears towards the top of their subreddit.
If the post receives enough thumbs up it gets featured on the site's front page.
The website is completely free and does not require an email address to access, just a username in order to start posting.
The name Reddit is a play-on-words with the phrase "read it."
Users of the website call themselves “redditors.”
The site’s headquarters is located in San Francisco, California, and offers multilingual versions for users around the globe.
Condé Nast Publications acquired the site in October of 2006, shortly after it was founded.
Five years later, Reddit became an independent subsidiary of Condé Nast's parent company, Advance Publications.
In February 2019, a $300 million funding round led by Chinese conglomerate Tencent raised the company's valuation to $3 billion.
Subreddits are overseen by moderators who volunteer to enforce site rules and remove posts and comments that violate the terms and conditions.
They also work to keep the subreddit discussions tailored to the topic.
Not Safe For Work (NSFW) posts are not ranked at the top of the site and the subredditer does not filter out topics users can discuss.
Erik Martin, then general manager of Reddit, explained to the Memeburn site that their approach is to give the community moderators or curators the decision to pick “what is on the front page” and what can be discussed.
The site continues to be safe as long as users stick to the community rules and age-based content.
NSFW content only allows users 18 or older to access.
Like many acronyms born from a Reddit forum, the most popular has been AITA.
AITA simply means: Am I The A**hole?
Reddit users normally use the acronym when talking about personal disputes.

In other words, the user wants the opinion of other Reddit users on whether they were wrong in a certain situation.
Due to its growing popularity, Reddit has made a subreddit specifically dedicated to AITA.
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