I used Reddit almost daily to view news articles, stocks, electronic developments, basically anything that my heart desires. I personally have been using Reddit for almost six years for most of my news. They supply a lot of information, some which is opinionated and some which are links to credible news websites. There may be a lot of useless subreddits, but you can navigate your way through them easily.
What Is Reddit?
Reddit is a social media, social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Users can submit many different types of information for the world to see. To navigate to a subject you are interested in, you can use the search option on the top right side of the web page. Once you search your topic, you are able to find these things called “subreddits”, which are dedicated to a specific topic. Different subreddits have a Participatory Design, where every user is able to create their own design and submit it. Every subreddit also has a set of rules to follow as well. If these rules are broken, you may be banned from using that specific subreddit.
The subreddit I personally use the most is /r/worldnews. Most of the articles are submitted by other users, who try to capture the audiences attention with an interesting headline. In my experience, the posts which are rated higher, there are more civilized discussions going on. Most of the articles which are linked go to a variety of different websites (CNN, World news, New York Times, ETC.).Through my experience, most of these articles have excellent rhetorical awareness. For example, if someone clicks on the most recent post (Former Wells Fargo employees reveal they were fired after reporting fraudulent sales practices to HR and ethic hotlines), we can see by the articles title that it relates to a wide range of audiences. There are many different types of articles you can view, as they are all proofread before being posted.
Reddit is very user friendly. There are many different subreddits you can find and explore. The headings of each post are clear and visible. On the front page, they have a variety of articles which may pique your interest. They have a list of their most popular subreddits at the top of the website.It’s very easy for people to search for whatever interest they have.
The actual content of the posts/articles are also catered to a user-centered design as well. I know that some of the articles are written to grasp the readers attention, where as others are poorly written. It is a hit or miss when reading some articles, but you can always look through the comments on the post, to see how others feel about the article. Writers also are able to attach pictures to their posts, which also help draw in larger audience. In my experience, Reddit is one of the best types of sources for any type of information, whether it be DIY’s or News.