September 28, 2006

What is reddit and why should anyone care?

At the top of the page it reads: “reddit is a source for what's new and popular online. reddit learns what you like as you vote on existing links or submit your own!”

“But what does it actually do and how do I use it?” I wonder, as I stare at the homepage of ranked hyperlinks…


Turns out reddit.com is social bookmaking of news headlines, a great idea since neither Yahoo’s method of editors selecting what’s top-news, or Google method of search-spider driven rankings, seems valid

But even though reddit might be cool and novel, and word about it is spreading fast, the site doesn’t mention anywhere on the homepage what it actually is. So, new visitors are forced to stare in confusion and ask: Rededit, what are you?

Get a clue, reddit, and add an “About” page on the site.

1 comment:

kn0thing said...

You've got a point, we should probably make this more clear than a link in the top-right corner, but there is indeed a help section.

Glad to hear that you're enjoying the site, though.

-Alexis