Cake Day

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What Does Cake Day Mean?

The term “cake day” refers to an anniversary celebration – the term is most commonly used to describe the day of the year that a Reddit user opened his or her account. Although many attribute the origin of this term to the Reddit community, other platforms have begun to use it, such as Imgur. Some people may also use the term to refer to their actual birthday.

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Techopedia Explains Cake Day

The Reddit platform, described as a modern-day online bulletin board, has all kinds of rituals and conventions attached to celebrating a user’s cake day. Users may post pictures of family members or pets, or get a number of upvotes to their posts, or interact in certain ways with other Reddit users. In general, Reddit created its own take on the connection between someone’s birthday and the physical birthday cake used to celebrate. Many users are amused when they figure out that “cake day” is not their birthday, but the day that their Reddit account was “born.” For the most part, all of the cake involved in a Reddit cake day is digital.

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Margaret Rouse
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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.