What Does Reddit Mean?

Reddit is an Internet project where users can post and rate various kinds of content. It was designed in the early years of the millennium by two University of Virginia students, and now it has expanded into a massive site with hundreds of thousands of users.


Techopedia Explains Reddit

As Reddit grew, it eventually was acquired by Conde Nast and its subsidiary, Advance Publications. Recent estimates have valued the project that $500 million.

The idea of Reddit involves evaluating posts and using upvotes or downvotes to control their prominence on the site. Users can access top-level categories for the site through a variety of menu options, and access various “subreddits” that represent particular areas of interest for users.

To describe Reddit, some have called it an “online bulletin board system.” Unlike early bulletin boards, Reddit has a slick layout and a sophisticated interface. The site is available in various world languages and provides various guidelines for use called “reddiquette.” The platform offers useful, user-generated feedback on a wide range of topics, such as the top VPNs according to Reddit – appropriately given its focus on privacy.


Related Terms

Margaret Rouse

Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.