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This article was published on November 29, 2012

Watch Reddit co-founders Steve Huffman & Alexis Ohanian talk about how it all began

Watch Reddit co-founders Steve Huffman & Alexis Ohanian talk about how it all began
Emil Protalinski
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Emil Protalinski

Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Reddit was founded back in June 2005 by 22-year-old graduates of the University of Virginia: Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian. Yet why hear about it from me, when you can hear it straight from the two men themselves?

A Total Disruption, a channel about innovators and entrepreneurs who are using technology to transform our lives, has interviewed the duo. Huffman and Ohanian tell the story of how they created “The front page of the Internet.”

Without further ado, here’s the 11-minute video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U-NCG1zZds

The clip is well-done: it keeps Huffman and Ohanian talking, while the interviewer(s) are given next to no airtime. It’s also very well-timed: 2012 is arguably the biggest year for Reddit yet, as the social news site saw 47 million visitors last month, and broke major stories over the last 11 months.

See also – Reddit user captures video of 2012 voting machines altering votes [Update: Confirmed] and Obama spike! Surprise Reddit AMA sees 4.4m pageviews, 1.6m uniques in one day

Image credit: xptakis

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