Reddit ( is a social news website similar to Digg. Reddit generates content through its userbase, who post URLs to interesting sites, which then generate discussion on the topics found through the URLs. Once posted, users are able to give a link either a down or an upvote, which then influences a links position on the front page.

Reddit was founded in 2005 by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, with funding from Y Combinator. Conde Nast Publications, the owners of Wired Magazine, aqcuired Reddit in October of 2006.

Reddit was originally written in Lisp, however as a means to increase performance, it was rewritten in Python in 2005. In 2008, Reddit became an open source project.

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