Reddit is a website in which a community of registered users (redditors) submits content. Its format resembles a traditional bulletin board system, allowing users to post messages and links to other websites and comment on each other's posts. Entries are ranked by a voting system; other users can vote comments and posts either up (upvoted) or down. Users who post and comment receive "karma" for upvotes and lose karma for downvotes.
Reddit was founded by Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman and launched on June 23, 2005. The site was later purchased by the Conde Nast corporation the following year. It is headquartered in San Francisco, and as of 2014 it has over 170 million registered users.
A subreddit is a sub board created by another Redditor that can be about almost any topic of interest. For example, below is a few of the more popular computer-related subreddits on Reddit in alphabetical order.
- /r/24hoursupport - Computer technical support related subreddit.
- /r/Apple/ - All Apple related subreddit.
- /r/buildapc - Subreddit for everyone building or interested in building a PC.
- /r/computers - Everything relating to computers subreddit.
- /r/computertechs - Subreddit for computer technicians and computer tech stories.
- /r/hacking - Computer hacking subreddit.
- /r/hardware - Subreddit relating to computer hardware.
- /r/HistoryOfTech - Computer-related history subreddit.
- /r/learnprogramming - Subreddit with posts on learning to program a computer.
- /r/linux - Linux related subreddit.
- /r/Malware - Subreddit with everything relating to computer malware.
- /r/pcmasterrace/ - PC enthusiasts community subreddit.
- /r/proceduralgeneration - A community of computer programmers who create images and audio using generative procedures.
- /r/software/ - Subreddit relating to everything dealing with computer software.
- /r/sysadmin/ - Computer system administration subreddit.
- /r/talesfromtechsupport/ - Subreddit with tales from computer technical support tickets and calls.
- /r/techsupport/ - Another computer technical support related subreddit.
- /r/web_design/ - Web design subreddit.
- /r/windows/ - Subreddit with everything dealing with Microsoft Windows.