Here’s What Reddit Looked Like 5 Years Ago [PIC]
If you want to see what the evolution of web culture looks like, here’s a pretty good example. This is what was up-voted to the front page of Reddit on May 9, 2007 — before it became an open-source project in 2008.
The top links include a story about rape (which led to an argument in the comment thread about race), the pros and cons of the REAL ID Act, and a political debate about Ron Paul after his vote count was deleted from an MSNBC presidential poll.
Today, the front page shows a different kind of news consumption. For example, Obama’s public approval of gay marriage was one of the hottest stories Wednesday, making it a worthy candidate for front-page status. Rather than a link to a news article, the top post is a captioned image of Ridiculously Photogenic Guy related to gay marriage.
What do you think about the way we consume and react to news today? Let us know in the comments.