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Watch this: Steve and Alexia explain how Reddit was created, scaled and became the company it is today. 
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Take all the stuff Something Awful and 4chan made about 3 years ago, now put it on a hard to read website, add a voting system so you can circlejerk, and finally fill it with hipsters and youngins who think because something is an "epic maymay" that it is hip and cool and a perfect thing to slap on a t-shirt and make a buck off of. 

Welcome to the commercialization, mass production, and watering down of the net culture. Now it's nothing more than a product for LFA teens to buy so they "Fit in" with another crowd on the playground.


The 90's were better.
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+Matthew Horwath

Sure, if you stick to the default subreddits. If you want the good content, you have to look for it.
 
I'm sure that it has it's share of original content, but the system of "upvoting" does nothing but ensure that to gain more upvotes, people regurgitate and create content similar to things that are already doing well. a prime example is the "Rage comic"
 
Personally I feel like a lot of youth waste so much time on sites like these, in sure there are some cool things on there (4chan, Reddit, something awful, etc.) But I see some people take it way too far, like with cheese pizza.
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+Matthew Horwath It's not the upvoting that's the problem. That's a good system for getting the crap out of the way. The problem is the fact that you can see the total number of net upvotes you have ever received for all your posts and comments. If they got rid of that, there would be much less incentive for people to become karma whores.
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Actually, I'd like to see a social link sharing site that didn't just measure upvotes and downvotes, but actually compared your votes with people who have voted on the same thing, so it would try to predict the kinds of things you would like and not like based on the people you have voted similarly and differently from. Combine that with keywords that anyone can add to and I think you might have a winner.
 
Like the real world, on Reddit, most things are pretty bad, but that is why the subreddit system is great. You can go to exactly what interests you.
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