I came back with another interesting post with many unknown facts and this time we made Reddit.
Reddit my favorite website although none of my posts on Reddit have enough votes to be seen on the first page or even on the second page, but I love reading other interesting posts and I engage in all kinds of discussions on Reddit.
So, without wasting a lot of time here, I present some of the most interesting facts about the website better known as "the first page of the Internet"
1. Reddit may have been named as Reditt, obaloo.com, 360scope.com or anything else.
Here are the names suggested by Alexis Ohanian to Steve Huffman in an email, before opting for Reddit.com, (Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman are the co-founders of Reddit, initially funded by Y Combinator)
sosnoo.com mysnoo.com hotagg.com aggpop.com hotsnoo.com snoopop.com perkma.com hotlex.com perkperk.com voxperk.com lexpop.com gaxoo.com freshperk.com perkoo.com perklu.com popfresh.com perkla. com dosedose.com perkdose.com ripefresh.com laperk.com perkle.com populoo.com frescoperk.com frescoo.com nitlu.com nitman.com redsnoo.com ripered.com snoovox.com voxloo.com voxaloo.com
In addition to these names, Paul Graham, co-founder of Y combinator wanted to name the site, 360scope.com. He also suggested removing the Reddit Snoo mascot from the site. But, none of this happened.
2. The total money spent by Reddit founders on its advertising since its inception of only USD 500 and also on Stickers.
The founders of Reddit obtained initial funding of USD 12,000 to start this idea, from which they spent only USD 500 for promotional activities on their website and also for stickers.
In a post written by Alexis Ohanion on Fast Company, he said that this is the most solid investment he has ever made. Read the whole article here.
3. The Reddit Snoo mascot came into existence even before the site was published.
In an interview with a website, Alexis Ohanion said that she had started working on the logo even before understanding how the site would work. He used to make sketches in his marketing class or whenever he had free time.
Here's how we have our snoo.
4. In the beginning, i Reddit founders have created many fake accounts to make the site active.
In a video for an online training website, Steve Huffman explained that in the early days of Reddit, he and Alexis created hundreds of fake accounts to make the site more active because no one else was actually actually sending any content to the site at the time. and there was a lot of empty space which was not nice.
Here's a video where Steve is explaining how this trick worked for them,
5. Reddit launched the commenting system six months after the initial launch.
I double-checked this before I posted it here because I can't even imagine Reddit without comment. More than the posts, I love the Reddit discussion. nice that in just six months Steve and Alexis understood that without comment this community cannot survive.
Here is the link to the Reddit blog post with an announcement of the launch of comments on Reddit.
curiosities: this link leads you to comment on the Reddit feeds, where you can see all the comments published on Reddit in real time.
6. A PHD student analyzed 850,000 Top Reddit posts to find out how to create successful posts.
Randy Olson, a doctoral student in Michigan State University's Computer Science program, has published a blog post on his tips for creating a successful Reddit post. His advice was supported by the results of analyzes made by him on 850,000 Reddit flagship posts from 4,200 most active subreddits.
His post includes tips such as, the best time to publish, what to publish, which title should be used and many other useful tips, check his post. Here is the link.
That's all, I hope you enjoyed the post and got some new facts to brag about.
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