I was chatting with @brianball today about community and the human factor.
I told him that when I'm interested in a software product I check reddit to see what other people say about it.
And then he threw me this bomb:
I am 99.9% NOT on reddit -- should I be?
Seems like an incredible resource -- with incredible time-wasting potential
My immediate response?
It totally depends on how you use it. When I first got on reddit I wasted so much time but I learned to control that, now I use reddit for stuff that I’m REALLY interested about and I want to hear vocal people talk about it.
- apple products
- switch games
- web development
- personal finance
- intermittent fasting
Those are the things that are in my “front page” right now, you customize your "front page" to display whatever you want.
I used to just have memes but I outgrew that.
Theres even a subreddit for long form articles which I love, I have that in my front page too.
I use Reddit to measure the “pulse” of the internet.
You want to find out about something important and/or viral, you go check reddit.
You want to hear an educated opinion about something, you go check reddit.
You want to wet you toes in something that you have no idea on even how to start, you go check reddit.
I’m an information addict to reddit fills that need for me.
Go check it out!