This week’s popped shelter is Reddit. Now listen: I’ve heard of Reddit – so, at least I’m not completely outta the loop - but I thought it was basically a dude-oriented humor website. Pop! goes my shelter: it isn’t.
My first time going to the site informed me of Maya Angelou’s death, and such news is neither funny nor male-oriented. That being said, Reddit’s demographic is more male than female - based both on my non-scientific scan of the topics listed, that the people I hear talking about & re-posting Reddit have all been male, AND that Google says the median users are males ages 25-34. Nice work Reddit, you’ve grabbed that spicy demographic of young adult males!
"Reddit" the word is a portmanteau of "read/edit" and "read it" because "Reddit" as a website contains user-submitted content (clever "redditors!") that serves a young male community their daily dose of interesting news, entertainment, and an opportunity for social-networking. If you wanted to “get hip” to what the kids were talking about these days, you could scan Reddit and have a familiarity of the topics that will be covered at a party. For this reason, Reddit is helpful for a pop-cultural dunce, such as myself.
To me, Reddit is like male-version of Pinterest… then again – I don’t really know about Pinterest either. Flash forward to next week, when I discover that Pinterest isn’t a female-oriented craft-wedding daydream website. That’s all for now. (P.S. wk 8)