How to go viral on Reddit
I have always been fascinated by viral content on the internet. Specifically, how does something go viral so quickly?
Let's travel back to 2009:
My friend introduced me to this fun content-sharing website called Reddit.
What is Reddit?
"Reddit is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Registered members submit content to the site such as links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down by other members."
Reddit is a social sharing website where people can submit pics, videos, text, memes, and much more. Inside Reddit are smaller communities called "Subreddits" that are dedicated to a certain topic or theme.
For instance, are you interested in politics? r/politics is for you. Are you interested in pics, videos, or funny content? r/pics, r/ videos, r/ funny are the subreddits you are looking for.
Not everything submitted to Reddit gets noticed. Popular post's get voted to the top where they receive more
However, there are currently thousands of subreddits that go from generic, such as r/worldnews, where people can post articles relating to the news of the world. Or, these subreddits can be obscure such as r/forbiddenfood (a subreddit for things that look edible, but arent) or vague, such as r/HoldMyBeer (where people post videos or gifs of men