Founded in June 2005 by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, Reddit — known as the front page of the Internet — has climbed its way from zero to hero with over 1.6 billion page views each month. It is now one of the largest websites in the world with one of the most loyal communities online today.
Sortable, a startup focused on helping consumers make better decisions quickly, has patched together the following info graphic illustrating the growth of Reddit over time. From the $100K it received in Y Combinator funding to its eventual release by Conde Nast as its own company, you can follow along with Reddit’s journey below.
Some Interesting Highlights:
- Huffman and Ohanian first began Reddit by submitting links from various fake accounts.
- Reddit was purchased in October 2006 by Conde Nast for an estimated $20 million, receiving 500,000 daily unique views.
- Reddit outranked Digg in April of 2011.
- The Reddit demographic is primarily male.
- Users spend an average of 16 minutes, 10 seconds on Reddit, while Canada “wastes” the most time on it than any other country.
You tell me: Are you an active Redditor? How often do you spend on Reddit, and what are some of your favorite threads from the site? Weigh in below.
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