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Social Network Spotlight: Reddit

Reddit is a massive community of 250 million users built around the concepts of user-created posts and comments sorted by votes. Reddit is comprised of over 50,000 “subreddits,” which organize posts and comments into categories such as “world news” or “funny.” The subreddits are created by the community and can focus on any imaginable topic.

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Reddit is a free-speech haven and contains opinions from all over the world from people of all backgrounds. While this is an excellent resource for someone who wants to view the “front page of the internet,” for every subreddit with interesting and compelling content, there is another with potentially offensive or extremely graphic content.