Each subforum on Reddit is a microcosm. Unlike the chaos of a Twitter or Facebook feed, a subreddit sticks to one format or topic. It has its own rules, customs, and in-jokes. And on r/Miniworlds, every post is a microcosm too.
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Sayit shows a network map of subreddits, judging their similarity by the number of mutual commenters. So if I look up r/seashanties, I see that it’s similar to r/IrishMusic and r/tinwhistle, because a lot of the same redditors write posts and comments on all of these subreddits. (It’s also “similar” to a couple of unrelated video game subreddits, just because those also share a lot of the same members.)
You can find just about anything on Reddit, for better or worse. It’s one of the reasons why the site remains so universally popular, as it’s an easy way for newbies to have near-unlimited access to everything that used to be a little harder to find: day-of downloads for new movies, streams of their favourite sporting events, free or modified video games and applications, et cetera.
Reddit chat rooms are here. As if you didn't spend enough of your 9-to-5 workday browsing /r/aww, /r/explainlikeimfive, /r/bestof, or /r/SubredditDrama, you can now share your thoughts about posts (and life) with real Redditors in real time! Mashing the F5 key to refresh a static comments page is so last year.
You open what looks like a bill, but it's just junk mail. You click through a donation process too fast, and they turn your one-time donation into a monthly contribution. A snack's packaging makes it look bigger; an opinion poll is obviously one-sided; when you copy-paste a line from an article, the site adds a "read more" link for your "convenience." Don't express your impotent rage alone. Take it to Reddit's /r/assholedesign, a place to expose and discuss evil design tricks.
Away from the Trump supporter spam and creepy fake celebrity porn, Reddit is still home to uplifting conversations, useful information and weird-arse videos. The key is, and always has been, subscribing to the right subreddits. The Lifehacker team shares our favourites below.
As much as people make fun of the internet for being a place to put your most boring thoughts, there's actually such tough competition for attention that if you want any reaction, you have to be super interesting. Even the famous subreddit /r/mildlyinteresting is full of fascinating stuff such as a panicked vending machine, surprise twinsies and a nine-fingered pianist. Your boring-arse story doesn't register. Unless you go to /r/benignexistence.