Even though Reddit has been around for more than 10 years most people still have only vague ideas on what Reddit really is and how to use it properly. But since even Barak Obama jumped on the Reddit train the community of redders decided to put together a comprehensive Reddit 101 guide covering the basics of reddit, with the intention of helping users, particularly new users, understand what reddit is and how it works.
Around 200 subreddits including /r/technology have come together in a joint effort to make this simple guide as visible as possible, and will do so by featuring it as a stickied thread on the 28th. We hope you’ll find it useful.
Don’t think of reddit as one giant community. This site is made up of “sub”reddits, which are all their own communities. Every single post you see on this site belongs to its own community, with its own set of users, and with its own set of rules. reddit provides you an easy-to-use interface for managing what posts you see by letting you subscribe or unsubscribe from certain subreddits.