Seven years ago, Reddit went live, and shortly thereafter cofounder Alexis Ohanian posted the site’s first ever link—to the Downing Street Memo. At the time Ohanian only had a measly -1 karma. But that tally, like the site as a whole, would grow massively over the next few years.Ohanian and Steve Huffman, Reddit’s other cofounder, populated the site with an army of fake accounts to make it look popular, and that plan paid dividends. Soon real people joined in droves.The social news site now sits at more than 35 million unique visitors a month and nearly 3 billion page views.
To celebrate the birthday of Reddit’s first post, here are some of the top Reddit posts of all time:
1) test post please ignore 21869 points submitted 2 years ago by qgyh2 to r/pics
2) I hate my job... 12961 points submitted 2 years ago by prehack to r/funny
3) This is called humanity 10266 points submitted 11 months ago by freestylepopcorn to r/pics
4) So my little cousin posted on FB that he was bored and gave everyone his new phone number... (pic) 9348 points submitted 4 months ago by frackyou to r/funny
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