Reddit was founded by University of Virginia roommates Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian in 2005.
Condé Nast Publications acquired the site in October 2006.
"Post karma" refers to karma points received from text and link posts, while "comment karma" refers to karma points received from comments.
Users may also be gifted "Reddit gold" if another user particularly valued the comment or post, generally due to humorous or high-quality content; this process is known as "gilding".
Redditors can also post comments about the submission, and respond back and forth in a conversation-tree of comments; the comments themselves can also be upvoted and downvoted.
The front page of the site itself shows a combination of the highest-rated posts out of all the subreddits a user is subscribed to.
As of May 2016 can vote for or against them (upvote/downvote).
Each rainwater harvesting tank supplies families with enough water to meet their drinking and cooking needs year-round, resulting in health benefits, convenience, and financial savings.As of July 2016 Reddit communities occasionally coordinate Reddit-external projects such as skewing polls on other websites, such as in 2007 when Greenpeace allowed web users to decide the name of a humpback whale it was tracking. Splashy Pants", and Reddit administrators further encouraged this by changing the site logo to a whale during the voting.In December of that year, Mister Splashy Pants was announced as the winner of the competition.The site is a collection of entries submitted by its registered users, essentially a bulletin board system.The name "Reddit" is a play-on-words with the phrase "read it", i.e., "I read it on Reddit." The site's content is divided into numerous categories, and the most popular posts from these 'subreddits' are visible on the front page to those who browse the site without an account.