Tuesday March 21, 2017

Reddit Rolls out User Profiles Amid Site Makeover

It may just be my imagination, but reddit seems to be making an effort in reinventing itself lately. Now the circle jerkers are trying to make their hangout into more of a typical social network with a feature that will allow users to post directly to their profiles. I can already think of a few subreddits where this will come in very handy. The feature is currently being tested by three lucky users and will roll out to others later this year.

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Social media network Reddit announced on Tuesday that it will begin rolling out public profiles for users, the latest in a series of changes aimed at boosting engagement on the hugely popular site. With the change, users will be able to post content directly to their profile pages and follow other individuals’ pages, in line with the model of social networks such as Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc. For more than a decade, Reddit has revolved around forums dedicated to topics ranging from politics to facial hair. While the forums attract vast audiences, users have struggled to share personal content due to rules banning self-promotion, said Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

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