By - cpold_cast
Yes, I remember when Reddit’s source of content was Tumblr, with the occasional Vine or Ron Paul spam thrown in for good measure.
> Back in my day Unidan gave me my scientific news and I liked it!
Thats a name i haven't heard in a long time.
People crow it out on occasion.
Here's the thing...
And vote manipulation.
When you break both your arms...
What are you raven about?
Then a bunch get together and become all murderous
Of course I know him, he's me.
ive worked hard to ensure /r/dragonsfuckingcars maintains that classic reddit vibe after all these years
as in , its still there
Don’t care, I still miss Unidan.
Maybe I just miss the days of Reddit as a whole when he was around.
There used to be several experts who would show up all the time. I miss physics lady. I sadly forget their username.
Such a weird apology. "Ope, you got me! Teehee!"
Loved this reply:
>Unidan, I have followed your comments for some time. As someone with a keen personal and professional interest in biology I have enjoyed many of your contributions. There is great value in someone spreading knowledge and a scientific approach to problems.
>You admit you know the profound effect that even a few votes make in the initial phases of a post or comment, and that as few as 5 downvotes effectively silences any dissenting opinion in a discussion.
>What you have done discredits everything you write. You did not just defy the rules of the platform that you use to disseminate your knowledge and opinions, you outrageously abused the democratic spirit of the site.
>As I said last night the situation was subtle and complicated and required careful discussion. To know that this discussion was so manipulated is a shame.
>I have waited to post this until there are enough comments that it won’t feature prominently: to simply disagree with you is to invite the scorn of many.
>You currently have 248 upvotes and 2 golds for admitting you lied and crippled discussion.
Personally, I never liked the guy anyway. He admitted his animal biology knowledge was very narrow, but people summoned him for all kinds of science questions regardless of field. He even admitted he was just googling most of it. Anyone could have done it, but he developed this odd cult of personality and obviously let his ego get wrapped up in it.
I can’t believe it’s been 6 years already.
All of them.
Exactly and the point is the content was never really the problem I can filter that out.
The discussion is what I'm here for. You ever been to the tiktok comments? Don't.
Bit of both, I'd say.
There's subs where I only look at the posts, subs where I read comments but don't participate, and subs where I actively join discussions.
Must be newer. It was 4chan memes for a long time.
9gag was always scum
Fark links also
Don't forget 9gag and BuzzFeed.
But apparently BuzzFeed's going legit lol
Imgur has had a few good stuff too.
That was literally created for Reddit.
And now it's its own thing, so good for it.
imgur was literally created for reddit
I mean...imgur is where you upload pictures that you want to post on Reddit, so I don't think that really counts. I think Reddit added functionality to upload directly recently, so I guess imgur is dead now.
Far from dead.
It is kind of its own thing now. Half the stuff you do see pop up on reddit but it does have its own separate community.
> I remember when Reddit’s source of content was Tumblr, with the occasional Vine or Ron Paul spam thrown in for good measure.
You've been here 9 years, pal.
That was way before Vine and Tublr never swamped Reddit. You've either forgotten what it was like or you are pandering.
I'll take the downvotes, I have plenty to spare, but Reddit used to be filled with OC, porn, gore, Imgur links, gems found elsewhere, etc.. You would get downvoted for not citing sources, misspellings in titles, things reposted too often, etc, etc. ..
Today, however, it's the 1000th repost of TikTok videos with karma whoring titles by serial shitposters and bots.
Things like Periwinkle vs Orangered will never, ever happen again. Ever. This is not even close to the same place and trying to suggest it is, just different sources, is ***ridiculous nonsense.***
Yeah but back then digg was better.
Is that Logan's brother?
Four corner memes. It was like a mini comic.
What about Digg?
I was thinking the exact same thing, it's almost as if Reddit is designed to share content from across the Internet, and the sites that have been popular changed along the way 🤔
The internet is just 5 companies, each featuring screen shots of the other 4.
shut up ctrl C ctrl V
I remember when it wasn't Twitter.
Tbf though Twitter has perhaps the fastest permeation of content of all the social media platforms.
Twitter was very fast as a source during the Arab spring.
Ah, back when it was Something Awful.
The good old days.
SA still exists, it's just largely Goonswarm (Eve Online) that are on there now I think, at least I'm pretty sure it does.
They were founded within a year of each other.
I like that Reddit essentially filters out all the Twitter trash for me.
Depending on which sub, you probably also are getting the worst of twitter lmao
I remember when it was Reddit memes getting cross posted to Facebook and I was all like "seen it". Now my kids are like "that's been around for ages dad" whenever I show them something on here.
It's always been a content aggregator, but 11 years ago Reddit was "4chan with a condom", the source of much internet OC, and relevant enough in 2012 for Obama to do an AMA. Now it's bigger and still an aggregator, but doesn't resemble 4chan enough to need a condom anymore, which is good, because 4chan has clearly caught all the diseases and is refusing treatment. So the heyday may be gone, but life is still good, maybe even better.
It's definitely not better now. It's mostly spammy shit and overused memes.
Reddit is becoming the next Facebook. Whether people like it or not, lots of good content is being posted on TikTok, Instagram, etc and it’s just being reposted here. Lots of people on Reddit are like old people on Facebook and hate anything new and feel like everything is beneath them
> Reddit is becoming the next Facebook.
Which is unfortunate. It's the same comments over and over again. It's becoming increasingly worse day by day. What good content? It's just shittiy memes in most of the comments section. There is good content here and there on more niche subs but the main subs are pretty terrible.
I said it started doing that the moment they implemented chat and profiles. People downvoted me for that shit, look where we are now lmao
It's still good. Not better
Definitely doesn't need a condom because they removed all that not-safe-for-work posts from all
I’m sick of seeing nasty fucking gore and the most disgusting shit possible on the front page. Reddit please make A NSFL filter or let me block whole subreddits
It has been 9 years since Obama's AMA? O.O
Ouch I was about to correct you and say 8
What do you mean? This place is *shit* these days.
This is a great comment
That's one of the reasons I just stopped getting on Facebook and deleted it. Almost everything was a cross post from here. I like you strange fucks better anyways.
So I am sure that I am going to get some hate from this, but as someone who has been making stuff on Reddit for far longer than I have been making stuff for TikTok, I have some thoughts.
For content to exist, you have to have content creators. Point blank.
In order to have content creators, you have to have tools to make said content.
Once you have the tools and you have have made the content, you have to have both a gallery and and audience to display that content.
Finally, sustainability. Content does not just happen. People have utilities, food, equipment and more to worry about. Even if you are an amateur, you have expenses and you need ways of sustainability to keep your content going.
While Reddit is insanely good at so many things and I push every creative person I know to get a Reddit account purely for the insights on culture and creativity you can pick up here; it really struggles at the things I have said above.
1) tools for digital content
There are virtually no tools for video/photo/audio/animation/illustration available within desktop or mobile.
Virtually everything (except text) has to be made elsewhere and then uploaded to Reddit.
Yes, you can live stream via mobile and RPAN Studio, but that can even be a very convoluted system at times.
Compared to all of the other point of origin apps like TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and twitch, (Which also have live-streaming services by the way,) Reddit is far behind the curve.
Reddit does not want content creators.
That’s an oversimplification of course, but in a lot of ways, it’s accurate.
Reddit moderators can make it very difficult for content creators to exist on this app. Your post has to fit the “meaning” of a sub perfectly or it is not considered worthy. So unless you make something tailored for a specific subreddit, most of the time your work will not be considered viable.
On top of that, The culture of Reddit at large tremendously frowns upon any sort of self promotion. Other people can share it as much as they want, but professional/amateur creators get a lot of Flack for posting their own shit.
Not from everyone, but certainly from enough people that it persuades a lot of folks to stop.
Hell a huge amount of subreddits say that your content can be removed at purely a mods discretion. So even if your post is being enjoyed and the community at larges deems it worthy for subreddit, a mod with a bad day can arrive and remove it.
No explanation, no need for justification. All they have to say is, “I didn’t like it.”
Once you do get your content to a subreddit, you are met with the members of that community. By and large, I have had wonderful moments interacting with redditors. They are talented, intelligent, and deeply thoughtful in many regards.
But when it goes wrong, it goes wrong fast and viscously. I have been harassed by so many people on this app just for posting me making music. I cannot go on live without people giving me shit about my weight, hair, clothes, skills, or whatever. The same can be said about comments as well. And you would think having people coming to your aid will help, but it instead creates a huge flame war that you have to try and mitigate.
It can be bad everywhere, don’t get me wrong, but the level of anonymity and how easy/common it is to creat burner accounts makes it very difficult to get away from people who are hellbent on giving you shit.
Reddit does a lot to make it enjoyable to be a user for this app if you have a post that goes viral. You can cash in your awards for ad free browsing, you get cool little badges and and notifications when things go great.
But… the only way to be financially compensated is to have your linktree available to be tipped on other platforms. You can post your content to your own page of course with your services and more, but that’s kinda it.
When you have a post that goes crazy viral and makes it to the front page, creators don’t not get any payment for the traffic they are creating. Reddit does not even give an option to pay the creator directly. In fact all of those awards you receive just pay Reddit. There is no way to even cash out a small percentage of that money.
For amateur content, that is perfect and great.
And I am sure that some can argue that this is what Reddit is for. It is to share your amateur content. That’s fine, I can get behind that. But then we need to keep that expectation alive.
Stop giving people a hard time if a post doesn’t match perfectly to the subreddit. stop lambasting posts where the only thing the person did is make something that you didn’t match your unrealistic expectations.
Finally, if you want to have Interesting and fun Content made for Redditors by Redditors, then Reddit as a whole needs to become a much more content creator friendly place.
Cause trust me, I would rather make content here to move to TikTok, than the reverse.
Edited: for typos and formatting
Holy shit. Amen.
People want OC to *orgiginate* from a platform where it can only be shared in an an age where every content *creation* platform is also social media to begin with.
As if someone is gonna be like "I'm going to download tiktok, make a video, not upload it and somehow get it onto a far older sharing platform".
Remember when this meme was introduced?
I remember when this episode of Family Guy first aired.
Sigh, me too.
Pepperidge farm remembers. 😂
It's the front page of the internet
I remember when it was 9gag.
Exactly and people would complain then about 9gag content too.
Like where do you want comment to be sourced from?
The problem was shit would get stolen from reddit posted on 9gag and then reposted on reddit with 9gag watermarks.
It was 4chan and 9gag and YouTube and Vines.
9gag never created their own content
Same with ig
I'll take a handful of TikToks without having to create a TikTok account over weepy lewronggeneration reposts any day.
Exactly. Let people trudge through the TikTok content and let the good content bubble up
Reddit has always pulled its media from other sources. Since I’ve been using it almost ten years ago at least. With text posts being the only exception.
I started in the quickmeme and memegenerator days.
NO! AND THESE DAMN KIDS BETTER GET OFF MY LAWN TOO!
I remember vines though.
Tik tok is vine
Tik tok is music.ly, isn't it?
They're all the same imo, just slight deviations
tiktok bought music.ly i thought?
Big Pooh is watching
No, no it’s not.
Do you remember when Reddit made original content and didn't steal from other websites?
Yeah me neither
Would have been better to frame the meme in a tiktok interface.
I remember when Reddit stole from 9gag and 9gag stole from reddit. And 4chan was where everything came from originally.
Am I out of touch?
No it’s the TikTokers who are wrong.
Reddit’s sources are whatever is popular on the internet. The world is moving too fast to be scared of things you don’t understand.
I remember when those videos didn’t have that heinous Siri knockoff voice for absolutely no reason whatsoever. You have text on the screen, why make it unlistenable??
That's recent actually and TikTok users don't like it either. They had been using a more palatable text-to-speech voice but it recently came out that TikTok had been using the voice without paying the creator so they quit using it. In the past couple weeks it's switched to the awful new voice.
Right but why is there a voice at all? It’s just verbalizing text that’s already on the screen. It’s not like tik tokers are all suddenly worried about the massive population of blind social media users are they?
Does anyone else have the shitty tik tok video player on their mobile app? Contents one thing, bad video players are another.
Reddit source of content is and always has been other sources content. It's literally a link aggregate. Nothing is original.
It's not their fault tiktok has information first...
I don’t have TikTok content on my Reddit
Yup, OP is just subbed to the wrong kind of subs I guess
What, you mean back when it was 9gag?
Yes, I remember today.
You are subbed to the wrong subreddits my friend.
Seriously, what's with every single video being a tiktok? Is there some bot net upvoting any and all tiktok video? Or is it all regular reddit users? Probably both...
Who gives a shit?
Yes, I remember when it was 4chan.
Or fucking Dodo or LAD Bible or Instagram or Twitter?
I'm also very close to deleting anyone and everyone from my Snapchat who makes tiktok their story.
Fuck off, I don't have it because I don't want to see it.
I remember when people weren't quite so sensitive and, at the same time, weren't huge assholes too.
I remember when reddit was the source of content for 9gag, and after 10 years in this platform I’ve seen it slowly deteriorate
I just down vote any video with that tiktok thing at the end. Many times the origin of video isn't tiktok but reposted there then to reddit.
Whenever I see/hear anything related to Tik Tok, I just assume it won't be of any interest to me.
Why? Tiktok is just 1 minute videos. Legit I think anyone who is against tiktok hasn’t tried it. It’s just like any other “endless scrolling” app like vine was or like Reddit is. YouTube now has a “shorts” section that is just tiktok lite.
If you like moving pictures with sound(or without, lots have captions), you’ll like tiktok.
I'm lucky I don't go on those subreddits lol
I remember what it was all user generated advice animals
Reddit only gets ripped off when blogs advertising on facebook need clickbait cheating stories so they credit random people on askreddit posts.
Yeah how dare, as time passes and social media and image hosting websites rise and fall entirely eclipsing other platforms or being buried by them, reddit now use what is the current heavyweight, multinationally used platform as their source of rehosting and reposting memes.
Enough with this shit, it’s the same thing as getting shit from youtube
Man I learned about Reddit before that, but only got into it when it all really started
I remember when I got my silly pop culture references from Talk Soup with Joel McHale before reddit.
The olden times.
Try not following trash subs.
I never see Tik Tok’s
That is a fair point.
Good ol' days of MySpace and Friendster.
Cause covid home school kids
And now summer.
*lol, the 12 year olds are mad. Aw.
Before tiktock and Twitter Reddit’s source of content was Reddit for about ten years and before that it was glorious.
Oh how the turn tables.
Haven't seen a tictock in months.
I remember when reddit was a simple link aggregator, with 90+% of links to programming or political news articles. There were no comments, subreddits, text posts, or picture posts. Only up and down votes.
I must been on the wrong reddit... I dont see like any tokticks
Remember when Reddit was against tik tok and tried to shut it down?
I remember when Reddit was “clean 4chan”
I think you should change your subs. I can't remember the last tiktok I saw.
I remember 5 minutes before that when Reddit was full of comments on how terrible Tiktok was.
Reddit has always been an aggregator of others content with a splash of originality. 4chan was the start and then Twitter, now tiktok. Evolution until the inevitable death of social media.
3 quarters of online Australian news is now reddit content.
Shut up Meg.
Well maybe you guys should've done better.. Reddit been nothing but a liberal echochamber with stagnant content for years... Stop complaining.. You're getting the views you want now
I remember when you could have switched tiktok and Vine and made the same meme
this meme really needs a tiktok logo on it
Reddit never made it's own content, just stole other's content.
Quit your complaining! The whole point of the site is to link things from other places.
Remember when the Trump sub was all over the front page… TikTok is a welcomed alternative
It’s all a cycle. Tik tok->Reddit->YouTube->Facebook
Oh boy will you be surprised to learn what front page of the internet means...
Yep. Tiktok's massive advertising torrent worked. When I first saw ads for tiktok, I was like "What the fuck is this clickbait bullshit?" Now I know what this clickbait bullshit is.
That’s what Reddit is, but also so much more
A tiktok video of a old reddit video is an all new video.
A lot of Reddit is just old Twitter, TikTok, or Reddit
Gotta keep up with the times. They are a changing and the next generation is doing what we did to the one before us lol
Reddit used to be with IT....then they changed what IT was...Now what Reddit's with isn't IT and what's IT seems weird and scary to Reddit !
Craving a packet of wotsits after reading this comment
It's a content aggregation site, you get what the current content is in microcosm.
Yeah reddit is more or less a tik-tok aggregator at this point...
Who cares? Reddit's core concept is to host links to other media and have a comments section.
You're a crybaby bitch. Tiktok is fine.
Or all of Instagram's content, for that matter -_-
Now apply this to YT shorts
What on earth is YT shorts?
Tiktok is where a lot of people exclusively post to so makes sense till something better comes out
The golden era was when Reddit was OC
you delt it you smelt it
I downvote every single one of them...
It's uh... it's been a long time since I've seen a TikTok in my feed...
What subreddits am I missing?
just block it
Yeah, also get annoyed by those videos where the surprise ending happens in the last half-second. Or the ones where it just slows down and is edited to distort the colour.
Reddit is now Facebook. Hi, fellow olds.
I know, it’s almost like different social media platforms get more popular over time.
I remember when it was 9gag
I see TikTok more like visiting a zoo. I think the content is sometimes funny but most of the time I feel sad for all the animals there, living in their own poop...
Don't be sad. Here's a [hug!](https://media.giphy.com/media/3M4NpbLCTxBqU/giphy.gif)
Send this to people on ticktock, dear bot.
Ahh yes, because Facebook is so much better.
Trump should have banned them when he could have. Bidens isn't going to do anything
Wherever the planking, ghost riding the whip, tide pod challenge or lighting yourself on fire gets posted Reddit will follow.
Or YouTube for this matter
Almost like platforms aren't a monolith that have both good and bad content. It's like saying all of yt is bad because most of yt is bad, when the reality is there's tons of fucking great content on yt, you just gotta find it.
But god forbid Instagram steam Reddit posts, those bastards!
Feels like a long time ago