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Definition: Reddit


An online discussion board founded in 2005 that allows people to post anything and receive comments. Commonly called a "social media site," Reddit users create their own "subreddits" that cover a topic of their choosing. Posts are rated up or down by readers, and the more popular ones appear at the top of the subreddit and eventually Reddit's home page. From the topic point of view, Reddit is like an Internet forum, and it has replaced many such forums. The difference is that forum comments are not voted up or down with the more popular responses listed higher up like search engine ranking. See Internet forum and image board.