Friday Fun: 5 Subreddits You Should Be Reading

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Here we are again; another Friday which means another Friday Fun post. This week we’re exploring the front page of the Internet AKA reddit. For those of you who aren’t quite sure what reddit is, it’s a social news website that aggregates content on the Internet, whether it be pictures, writings, and videos, that is submitted by its users

Redditors can then vote up or down a submitted post; the posts with the highest votes are the ones visitors see and regularly go viral. There are different sections of reddit that visitors can subscribe to called subreddits, which focus on different interests users have. So beyond the default subreddits, today we’re going to be showing 5 of our favorite (out of the 67,000+ that exist).

/r/iPhone

What? You act surprised that the first on our list is iPhone. This subreddit covers everything about the iPhone – from jailbreaks, to the latest iPhone news, and general iPhone questions.

/r/Android

Similar to above, this subreddit covers all that is Android. It’s all about rooting, Android news, and help questions.

/r/Hardware

That computer isn’t going to build itself, and /r/hardware is a great place to get all your hardware questions answered. And if you’re feeling generous you can even supply answers of your own. Even beyond this subreddit, you can venture to /r/hardwareswap to trade your old hard drive for a new one (if you can find someone willing to trade).

/r/TalesFromTechSupport

Our last Friday Fun post featured a video from The Website Is Down which depicted life as an IT support guy. This subreddit easily relates to that video because it’s reddit users submitting their very own tech support nightmares tales. So if you’re in IT and looking to release some stress, check out /r/talesfromtechsupport to post your horror stories for our entertainment.

/r/YourCity

It’s always good to keep up on local news, and reddit has hundreds of different subreddits about just that. Just search the closest major city to you and subscribe to that subreddit. Here’s a few of the major ones:

As thousands of people already know, reddit is a great site that brings people with similar interests or experiences together. It can also be a huge waste of time. Just be sure to stay away from the hundreds of memes and you’ll survive.

What are your favorite subreddits? Does the narwhal really bacon at midnight? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Patrick is the founder and editor-in-chief of pinglio. He works as a system administrator and studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently lives in Chicago with his girlfriend and two dogs.
  • http://twitter.com/Chrome262 Chrome262

    so you have to be an editor to vote?, because i never voted for a post

  • http://twitter.com/Chrome262 Chrome262

    Which client do you use on the iphone, or now your nexus?

    • http://www.pinglio.com Patrick Bisch

      I just use the mobile site: http://m.reddit.com

      I’ve used the Alien Blue HD app on my iPad. Great interface. I believe they have it for iPhone, too.