Reddit, the self-proclaimed “front page of the internet,” is growing by the minute. Each year, we discover new, interesting, relevant and plain addictive subreddits that are worth bookmarking for a slow day on the Web.
Here are some of our favorites this year.
2014 is undoubtedly the year podcasts made their comeback with the popularity of Serial, the murder mystery sensation from the creators of This American Life. r/Serialpodcast is chock-full of news and updates related to the podcast, in addition to discussion threads.
The internet, for the most part, is gullible. This year, some media outlets were tricked to believe a New York teenager made millions trading stock. We continue to investigate the truth behind Rolling Stone’s UVA rape story and Facebook is still rife with fake celebrity death news. If you enjoy calling out the internet’s crap, r/Quityourbullshit is your heaven.
We all have our stubborn tendencies, but if you’re looking for someone to challenge your perspective, r/ChangeMyView is an interesting place for mind-expanding discussions about topics as small as video game tactics or as complex as political and religious views.
Our colleague Josh Ong introduced us to the beauty of r/ThomastheDankEngine this year and we’re still obsessed with how well the tunes of this cartoon train work with nearly every type of music out there.
A classic subreddit filled with images of opportune photography, r/PerfectTiming just doesn’t get old.
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi put Russia in an even bigger spotlight this year. In case you’re wondering about how the daily lives of Russians are these days, check out r/ANormalDayinRussia for something, well, different.
Born on September 8, 2014, r/AmazonTopRated is a great place to go if you value reading reviews before purchasing something off Amazon, or want to take a curious look at some of the site’s most-loved items (according to customers).
Also born this year, r/AwfulCommercials is a collection of terribly hilarious commercials from around the world. Since its creation in February 2014, the subreddit has entered the Top 10,000 of the site.
This subreddit isn’t new per se, but it’s a great way to start the new year by simply deciding to be better. Here, you’ll find stories of Redditors trying to quit bad habits and be better friends, fathers, sisters, etc.
You want to ‘learn’ more about North Korea this year, don’t you? Yeah, you do.
Initially launched in 2012, r/DataisBeautiful blew up this year with gorgeous graphics of large datasets about nearly any mundane topic you can imagine.
There are hundreds of thousands of subreddits available. If we missed something that’s catered specifically to your taste, there’s always r/FindaReddit.
What are some of your favorites? Share them in the comments below!