I had heard of Reddit from a number of different sources.. I couldn't understand how a Social Networking site, one which is touted on every writing site I know, could have created such aversion.
My comprehension is that you write an article and then you Network it.
Reddit is a Network.
Why is there a problem Networking your article on a Network?
I joined Reddit and found that every bad thing said about it was true.
It is full of Trolls who vote down your article as it is published, many leave rude comment as well. Most of the 'high' rated items are pictures of puppies and supposedly funny videos. Your article which might have real literary or academic value gains minus votes and might as well have been published on the bottom of your shoe.
Not only did I learn that the complaints I had heard were more than justified, I found something they had left out.
Most of the time you can't Network anything because the site will tell you...
You've submitted too many links recently. Please try again in an hour.
This is when you haven't been near the site for five days.
What is the point of joining a site like that?
I don't know why this site, Topicspotter, as well as others, put the Reddit logo as a Networking option. It is not merely a misleading invitation, it is an insulting one.
A few people, who have used Reddit for years told me how to 'fool' the site. Upload a cute puppy, an hour later a joke, and two hours later, an article. Don't come back for two days. This seems really ridiculous to me. I want to tell people I wrote this article. If I don't tell the world, no one will know. If no one knows, I won't get any hits. I am not interested in developing a protocol as to how to upload to Reddit, either it will Network my articles or it won't. And it seems to me, it won't.
Hence, it's not a Networking site.