SIMPLE GUIDE TO GET STARTED WITH REDDIT
Reddit, popularly also known as “the front page of the internet” is a trending and unique social media platform where registered users share content like videos images links, text, and posts on topics from all walks of life. On this platform community and contributions are valued. They usually either create or find the content around the internet. According to Alexa internet – “Reddit ranks 7th most-visited website in the U.S and 19th in the world”.
In this, a democratic system is followed where the members of this platform register for free, submit their posts to the subreddit. These users share, comment, debate, or discuss and finally vote for the best post to rise. Not-so-good post to queue up to the last. Ultimately, this post becomes the front page of the site.
USERS AND MODERATORS IN REDDIT :
FACTS ABOUT USERS:
- Redditors : Users who are die-hard fan of this trending social media platform are known as “Redditors”.
- Anonymity : One of the most interesting facts to know about this site is that it is generated on anonymous basis.
- Transparency : Unlike most social media platform this works on anonymity. Being anonymous, transparency is highlighted.
WHO ARE MODERATORS?
Moderators are like the supervisors of Subreddits, they oversee the activities performed by users. There are certain reddit-rules that need to be followed by the users. Generally these rules are enforced and regulated by the moderators. Moderators keep an eye on the post that violate their rules and make sure that they get rid of them and if necessary ban the user.
WHAT IS A SUBREDDIT AND HOW TO CREATE IT?
Subreddit is an organized branch of Reddit where users create their own space and discuss some area of interest. Every subreddit name begins with “r/”.According to Chicago Tribune, there were about 138,000 active subreddits in 2018.
Some examples of subreddits :
You need to meet some criteria if you want to create your own subreddit for a particular topic.
• You need to have your own Reddit account and you must be active on it.
• Your account should be at least 30 days old.
• Minimum number of karma points should be earned based on your activity.
WHAT IS REDDIT-KARMA?
Since the criteria used by Reddit is anonymity, it uses “KARMA” in order to show users’ credibility. More the karma more is your influence. There are two buttons that are available on the top left-side of Reddit posts or comments. Users choose either of these to give positive or negative karma. On the profile of a Redditor, you can view its total karma (total points earned for their creditability) i.e. total of post karma and comment karma.
TYPES OF KARMA:
POSITIVE KARMA – when you choose the upward arrow you give positive karma that is positive feedback. These upvotes increase your points.
NEGATIVE KARMA – when you choose the downward arrow you give negative karma that is positive feedback. These downvotes decrease your points.
CONTROVERSIAL – a small cross symbol (†) next to their karma count indicates that the post or comment is controversial i.e. downvotes = upvotes.
USE REDDIT ADS FOR BUSINESS:
Reddit ads are a quick way to target potential customers. It targets individuals on the basis of their subscriptions to desired subreddits.