Alexis Ohanian is best known as the co-founder and executive chairman of the popular social news website Reddit. Reddit, composed of many different subject boards called ‘subreddits,’ receives approximately 542 million monthly visitors, ranking it at as the #4 most visited website in the U.S. and #8 in the world. In order to prepare for Ohanian’s OUAB event happening on Monday, December 4th, we wanted to share with you some of our all-time favorite subreddits to check out before the event.
Did you ever know that Billy Joel never sells front row seats to his events so that he can give those seats away to random people so that the front row isn’t always just wealthy people? Or that roundabouts reduce fatalities from accidents by 90% as well as lowering wait times and gasoline consumption? These random facts are just a few examples of the type of content you can find on r/todayilearned. As this subreddit states, you learn something new every day, so why not share it with the internet?
Have you ever wondered what the daily life of a vacuum repairman is like, or wanted to ask any question to your favorite celebrity? r/IAmA is the place for you! In this subreddit, anybody can post about what life is like for them in regards to any part of their identity, whether that be where they’re from, what they like to do, or what they do for a living. Because of the diversity of this group, users can learn from other users’ experiences about what it’s like to be a Puerto Rican, an astronaut, or (yes!) even a vacuum repairman. Additionally, this subreddit often finds itself host to celebrity users such as Chris Pratt, Elon Musk, and Barack Obama, who listen and respond to users’ questions from all over the world.
Have you ever had trouble explaining to a child why they need to eat their vegetables or what the government does? And have you yourself ever had similarly existential questions regarding complicated topics but wanted an uncomplicated answer? Then r/explainlikeimfive is the perfect place for you. Everything from the way that snakes move to the origin of the universe is explained in simplified layman’s terms without containing any overly complicated jargon. You never know what you’ll learn next!
Make sure to get your tickets at the Information Desk in the Ohio Union and join us on Monday, December 4th at 7:00PM for OUABeyond Reddit with Alexis Ohanian!