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Have you Ever Heard of Reddit?

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Reddit” is a privately owned social networking corporation that also specializes in providing entertainment and news. The thing that makes Reddit different than other sites is that they allow for users to post and vote on content. The founders of Reddit are University of Virginia students Steve Huffman, and Alexis Ohanian. This unique social media platform calls itself “the front page of the internet”. This motto is accurate because, for one thing, they generate over 90 million people per month. In addition, Reddit also often acts as the springboard for viral content around the Web.

When you first get sign up with Reddit, you can register without having to verify your email. The more you post content, interact with other users and comment, you’ll build up “karma”. On Reddit, karma is a term used to demonstrate your morality in the community based on comments/links you’ve submitted on the site. So essentially, the better your karma is, the more people will be interested in following your profile. Continuing, self-promotion is strictly against Reddit rules, meaning that you can’t heavily promote your goods or services on their website. However, it is, in fact, possible to still use methods to attract many users to your website/products.

According to statistics from Ignite, the majority of Reddit users are males between the ages of 35-44 with income levels normally around $25,000-$50,000 per year. In addition, according to DMR, an online digital marketing service, about 174 million users visit Reddit a month. Likewise, the numbers of countries that use Reddit are currently 186. Ultimately, Reddit is an excellent tool to use when trying to engage, answer questions and promote initiatives

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Things You May Not Know about Twitter

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Twitter is an online social media site that has connected millions of users worldwide. Essentially, Twitter is a social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”. Just like many other social media platforms, Twitter is a way for people to express themselves through their everyday life. Throughout this post, I will be discussing many of the attributes, as well as facts that I have learned about Twitter from my classmate’s presentation.

Twitter was brought into the world on March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass. After “working out the kinks,” the creators decided it was time to release the product. After a couple of months, Twitter was released to the public on July 15th, 2006. It started off with about 400,000 tweets a day, and over the years has grown to about 250 million tweets a day. Twitter has also done great things besides connect users all around the world. With that being said, Twitter has raised about 1.6 billion dollars through online presence alone.

One of the many important tools on Twitter is “hashtags.” Hashtags are keywords and phrases that are embedded within a photo. When searching for a particular image or recording, users type in keywords in the search bar, hence, the usage and functions of hashtags. This is great to use for engaging with various consumers, as well as great for finding particular types of users. Businesses have begun to be more active with Twitter because they see how great of a tool it is in gaining potential profit.