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Reddit

i finally went and checked out this oft mentioned Reddit site.

for some reason, it makes the internet feel like a less special place... i can't quite place why, tho...
Permalink Kenny 
September 28th, 2006 5:01pm
Is that the "special place" you really mean?
Permalink son of parnas 
September 28th, 2006 6:02pm
It makes the internet feel less special because Reddit houses a lot of like-minded individuals with similar concerns.  You thought you were unique, but you aren't.

You are one of the millions who thinks you are brighter, faster, smarter, more interesting than everyone else.

The links you hold special are found, commented on, and trashed within days.

Or not.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 28th, 2006 10:33pm
> You thought you were unique, but you aren't.

But you are. Just not in the conventional way you imagine.
Permalink son of parnas 
September 29th, 2006 1:00am
But sharkfish, why do we need Reddit to do that? We have the internet. It should happen to any forum on the net you go to.

Personal conceit is gone when we are out with friends or even with your brothers or sisters. Family conceit is out when you go to school where you have people from different families but usually the same class. Even class conceit would go for a toss when you compete in the open.

But we always tend to rationalize that things are not so. When I am alone I know how much better looking, better thinking, charming person I am than my peers. I have a theory that people on Reddit (actually a place holder for any site where I have an uneasy feeling that people are smarter than me) may find the links I hold, comment on it and trash it because they don't understand the significance and they don't pause to put things in perspective. What you say is true but if I can convince myself that I'm better than the person sitting next to me for no good reason, I can easily do it for someone who's posting a link on Reddit... :)

What you say is true, but it's more because of the interface of Reddit or some such reason for this post.
Permalink Send private email Senthilnathan N.S. 
September 29th, 2006 3:18am
i think i figured it out...

without reddit, i figured most people had their own unique set of forums they participate in and hence would post links of based on their specialized interests.

now it feels more like people just visit places like reddit and just post everything they see there.

'course, someone had to post the link to reddit in the first place, but such individuals are looking less common than before...
Permalink Kenny 
September 29th, 2006 10:14am

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