Starting this week, we will be sharing with our readers our “Profiles Pick.” It will be something pertaining to social media that we think you ought to be aware of. This could be an interesting blog post or a blogger, a clever tweet or a Twitter handle you should follow, or a video or Facebook page to check out.
Today’s “Profiles Pick” goes to Reddit. Not familiar yet with Reddit? Reddit is an online community where users vote on content that has more than three billion page views a month.
A little over a week ago, President Obama took to Reddit for an “Ask Me Anything” session instead of his Facebook or Twitter accounts. According to the team from Reddit, no single submission has come even close to the attention that Obama’s AMA received, bringing in 865,092 unique visits to the site during the first hour, up from the 518,312 browsing Reddit prior to the session. You can see more of the stats from the session on the Reddit blog.
Since then, Reddit is getting a lot of attention. Here are some of the articles we’ve come across that have been both helpful and interesting:
Reddit releases statistics from President Obama’s AMA (digitaltrends.com)
Left Alone by Its Owner, Reddit Soars (New York Times)
A Reddit primer for PR and social media professionals (PRdaily.com)
10 intriguing facts about the wildly popular Reddit (PRdaily.com)
Stay tuned for next week’s “Profiles Pick”!