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Reddit: Questions & Answers - what does Reddit mean and how does it work?

Reddit is one of the most visited websites in the world. However, those who visit the site for the first time could be overwhelmed by its diversity. We explain what Reddit is and how to use it.

Anyone looking for a place to discuss their favorite topic will almost certainly end up on Reddit at some point. The website is one of the most visited in the world and has content for just about everyone.

But if you visit Reddit for the first time, you may be overwhelmed by the design and the large amount of content. We explain how the site works and how you can use it optimally.

What does Reddit mean?

Reddit calls itself "The frontpage of the Internet". The name is a play on the words "Read" and "it". "Read" means "read" or "read" and "it" means "it". The sentence: "I read it on Reddit" is also often mentioned. Reddit users are called "Redditors", or in German "Redditoren".

How does Reddit work?

Reddit is what is known as a social news aggregator. Here, users can share content such as links, images or videos and discuss them with other users - similar to a forum. For this purpose, users can vote the content either up or down. This gives rise to what is known as karma.

Reddit is made up of millions of subreddits that cover various topics. Think of it this way: Reddit itself is a country, the subreddits are cities or villages. There are subreddits for certain films or series, sports such as football or swimming, and hobbies such as painting or photography. Are you looking for a discussion forum for a discontinued series? On Reddit you will surely find a subreddit where users are still exchanging ideas. Do you want feedback on the photos you have taken? You can find enough groups on Reddit where you can post your pictures and get tips.

The subreddits are usually managed by volunteer moderators and have their own rules. If you want to set up a subreddit yourself, you can do so with just a few clicks.

How can I use Reddit?

On the Reddit homepage you can find the currently most popular posts from a selection of subreddits. For the best user experience, it is worth creating an account and subscribing to the desired subreddits. This also allows you to customize your home page. In the subreddits themselves, you can sort articles by "Popular", "Ascending" or "New", among other things.

Users can find subreddits using the search bar above. However, this does not always deliver optimal results. If you have a specific topic in mind, the best thing to do is to type the keyword and "Reddit" into a search engine. This is often the quickest way to find the desired subreddits.

If you want to use Reddit on your smartphone, you can either call up the page there in your browser or download the official app. They are available for Android and iOS.

Subreddits for German users

Much of the subreddits are in English. If you are looking for a German-language subforum, you will find it in the subreddit r / de find it. All contributions here are in German or must be related to Germany. Users even go a step further and translate English idioms or memes into German. So subreddit is translated as "sub", Reddit becomes "Lases" and expressions like "What am I reading?" become "What am I reading?".

Other high-user "subs" are r / de_IAmAwhere "interesting" people can introduce themselves and answer questions from other users about their job or life. On r / finance Users discuss investment opportunities such as stocks, ETFs, debt repayments or saving itself. And up r / i_iel More than 250,000 users are currently exchanging memes in German with one another.

Reddit in the media

Reddit also keeps making headlines because of its diversity. At the end of January, the media reported primarily on the r / wallstreetbets (WSB) subreddit. Thanks to the investments of the local small investors, the value of the Gamestop share had risen briefly to more than 400 euros. Read the full story here.

Some media claimed that the practice could already be viewed as market manipulation. Reddit was also criticized on other topics. For a long time it was criticized that r / theDonald or r / MGTOW offered radical Trump supporters and misogynists a platform. Reddit has already closed or quarantined both subreddits - and many others who have violated the guidelines.