Updated: 12/10/2023 by Computer Hope
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Reddit is a website where 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. A voting system ranks entries; other users can vote comments and posts up (upvoted) or down. Users who post and comment, receive "karma" for upvotes and lose karma for downvotes.


Reddit was featured as a top term of 2005.

Reddit history

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 for a reported $10 million on October 31, 2006. It is headquartered in San Francisco, and as of 2022, it has over 1 billion registered users.

On June 12, 2023, over 7,000 subreddits on Reddit went private temporarily or permanently in protest of the plan to exorbitantly charge for third-party API (application programming interface) access. Some subreddits include r/art, r/aww, r/history, r/funny, r/music, r/science, r/gaming.

Computer-related subreddits

A subreddit is a sub board created by another Redditor that can be about almost any topic of interest. For example, below are a few 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/SelfHosted - A subreddit dedicated to discussing self-hosted applications and services.
  • r/software/ - Subreddit relating to everything dealing with computer software.
  • r/sysadmin/ - Computer system administration subreddit.
  • r/talesfromtechsupport/ - Subreddit with stories about 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.

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