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Hackernews discusses Reddit becoming #3 site in US, ahead of Facebook
submitted 1 year ago by magnora7 from news.ycombinator.com
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[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 1 year ago (1 child)
Reddit admins changing the site for more ads isn't really true though; the purpose of the redesign is to increase new user retention, which also earns Reddit money. I know that I found the interface pretty impenetrable when I first came to Reddit.
[–]godlameroso 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
Their brilliant plan is to use bots to increase user interaction. It's easy as shit, all you have to do is ask questions, people love to talk about themselves. Reddit is just market research and not so subtle advertising. It's at the point that the big subs are all controlled by their marketing partners. The big draw is that they can make it look like it's organic content, they can manufacture consensus.
Their new terms of service let them appropriate anything any user submits, they are essentially saying we are making money off users.