What is Reddit?
is a social bookmarking
Web site that works much like Furl
: you register a username and password, and then start submitting and sharing your bookmarks
. Reddit is similar to del.icio.us in that users are encouraged to vote on the links and stories that they feel are deserving of being in the top dog spot: it’s kind of a popularity contest, so to speak.
How does Reddit work?
Not only can you use Reddit to share and discover new Web sites, you can also explore the Reddit subnetworks, called subReddits. Basically, these are channels of particular topics such as Science
, and all sorts of other channels
. In addition to these channels, Reddit also owns Lipstick
, a subreddit that is a social bookmarking site specifically aimed towards gossip and entertainment news.
Why should I use Reddit?
I tend to use Reddit to find Web sites that are off the beaten path, so to speak - I find that Reddit's user base has very eclectic tastes and I almost always find something that is well worth a return visit to find even more good stuff.