What is Reddit?

how reddit works

redditors vote on which stories and discussions are important. the hottest stories rise to the top, while cooler stories sink.

comments can be posted on every storyon reddit. comments add information, context, and humor.

anyone can create a community (called "subreddits"). each subreddit is independent and moderated by a team of volunteers.

reddit is open source. community members are constantly tinkering and contributing features, bug fixes, and translations back to the site.

stats at a glance

today, reddit powers
3,625
active communities
consisting of over
1,490,899
active redditors (in a day)
hailing from over
135
different countries
casting over
12,028,292
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