Can I ask you guys to help with an embarrassing question?

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  1. carbonmotion macrumors 6502a

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    Why is reddit awesome?

    I'm pretty plugged into the startup community in SF and the valley. I have a reddit account and I know what it technically does. I don't get what the buzz is all about. I feel like its not even cool enough for me to waste my time on the site. Yet, everytime I hit up the computer labs at Cal or Stanford and half the screens are like reddit, reddit, facebook, reddit.

    So, I'm am super confused. I guess I'm just not getting it. Could you guys help me with this?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Reddit has its own merits and demerits. To each their own.
     
  3. carbonmotion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not bashing it, I'm trying to find a way to use it
     
  4. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    It's not for everyone. Try searching for subreddits based on your interests. I like r/buildapc, r/hiphopheads, and r/fitness, but even then I find that there's rarely anything good on them, mostly people with too much free time and not much to contribute. To be honest I often find 4chan is more useful if you know where to look and who to ask, but reddit is worksafe and more mainstream-friendly.

    Bottom line: if you don't like it, don't feel pressured to use it. 99% of it is utter garbage, is it really worth your time forcing yourself yo like it?
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Not saying' you are bashing it, but like the poster above stated. You can also find help in 4chan if you know where to look and who/how to ask.

    Reddit is no different. This is why I stated "to each their own"
     
  6. soloer macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not certain I'd say it's 'awesome', but it does contain an incredible amount of knowledge and opinions on a very wide range of subjects. Definitely a great way to waste time.
     
  7. sdilley14 macrumors 65816

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    I have the "Reddit Pics" app installed on my iPhone and I check that out at least a couple times a day...usually gives me 10-15 minutes of entertainment. Aside from that, I'm not really sure how to "use" Reddit. The main website gives me a headache just looking at it, so I've never really "dug" into it.
     
  8. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Wow that is an embarrassing question. I'm not sure how you mustered the courage to type it out, to say nothing of hitting that submit button.


    :rolleyes:
     
  9. Seniordan macrumors regular

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    I personally love the AMA's with interesting people! Aside from that, cute kitty pics are awesome, right?:p
     
  10. carbonmotion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Part of my job is to help pick out promising tech companies to potentially help out with capital. So, its always disconcerting when i don't see something that everyone else sees. I kinda wonder if I'm losing my grip on what's cool. All the freshmans and soph at Cal are all over this reddit like a religion. For me, occasionally content is cool, like AMA with notables or after a big event. But, someone else will invariable curate that for me, like what incentive do I have to participate in this community on a daily basis? To make matters worse 99% of the discussions sound like 12 y/os. I also don't get Snapchat, I think its a feature you can totally build in to iMessage, FB messanger, or a billion other apps easily. Yet, somehow these guys got funded $20M. (sorry this is ranty)
     
  11. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    That's your job, and you had to resort to asking a bunch of random folks on MR?

    That is embarrassing.
     
  12. carbonmotion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    crowd sourcing duh!
     

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