I’ve tried Reddit. I really have. I have an account and everything. The problem is, well, LOOK AT THE PLACE. It’s like 1996 came back with a vengeance. It’s like a page loaded without the CSS. It’s like an old newsgroup. As a designer, reddit makes me ill. I can’t even look at it without cringing.
The other problem is I don’t understand it. It’s visually cluttered and the structure of the place makes no sense to me. I don’t know what’s a post, what’s a comment, and don’t even get me started on sub-reddits or whatever they’re called. The entire site gives me a headache. They could be giving out free gold there and I wouldn’t be able to find it. Nor would I want to.
Speaking of sub-reddits, I’m sure a lot of you have heard about the child porn and general creep factor that’s been happening over there. I haven’t witnessed it myself since I don’t go, but it still weirds me right the hell out.
I guess what I’m saying is I’m well passed the demographic for reddit. I’m probably passed the demo for tumblr, but I actually like tumblr. Well, except for always having to hear about Homestuck. . .