Reddit is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website in which registered users can submit content to the site such as links, text posts, and images, which can then be upvoted or downvoted by others. Posts are organized by subject into user-created boards called subreddits, which cover a variety of topics including news, science, movies, games, music, books, fitness, food, and image-sharing. Submissions with more upvotes appear towards the top of their subreddit and, if they receive enough attention, ultimately on the site's front page.
The site was founded by University of Virginia roommates Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian in 2005, and the site was acquired by Condé Nast Publications acquired in 2006. In 2011, Reddit became an independent subsidiary of Condé Nast's parent company, Advance Publications.
Smosh on Reddit
Smosh has an unofficial subreddit, /r/smosh, that was launched on December 6, 2011 by Redditor erixsson. Recently, the subreddit has come under new moderation and has been revamped by Redditor sharp_five_v in Reddit "new" layout, while the previous "old" site layout still retains its banner with Ian and Anthony. As of June 2020, the subreddit has over 5,500 subscribed users.
The following is a list of Smosh-related subreddits aside from the primary one above, listed in order of creation.
|/r/smoshgames (Privated)||Unknown||Smosh Games|
|/r/SmoshGamesAlliance||September 5, 2015||Smosh Games Alliance|
|/r/CourtneyMiller||September 20, 2016||Courtney Miller|
|/r/OliviaSui||April 22, 2017||Olivia Sui|
|/r/SmoshGirls||June 27, 2017||"The ladies of Smosh"|
|/r/SmoshBoze||July 28, 2017||Ericka Bozeman|
|/r/SmoshShutDownUpdates||November 8, 2018||"News/updates about the smosh shutdown"|
|/r/SmoshCast||March 3, 2019||SmoshCast|
|/r/jovenshire||April 19, 2019||Joshua Ovenshire|
|/r/ShayneTopp||November 24, 2019||Shayne Topp|
|/r/Smoshmemes||December 2, 2019||"memes with and about the Smosh gang"|
|/u/lasercorn||David Moss||December 8, 2010||-|
|RustPromoterDX||Joshua Ovenshire||November 15, 2015||Jovenshire's account has only one post, "You cannot hurt me... I AM A GOLDEN GOD!" in /r/roastme. He named his account after the Rust Promoter DX, an item in the Nintendo game EarthBound.|
|/u/TanetaneTourist||Wesley Johnson||November 15, 2015||Wes's account also has only one post, "Not used to being roasted, but let's give it a shot!" in /r/roastme. Wes's username is based on Tanetane Island from EarthBound.|
- In "IF THE INTERNET WERE REAL 2", Anthony complains how a Bad Luck Brian meme on Tumblr was just stolen from Reddit and how an Ancient Aliens meme was just stolen from 4chan. In the scene parodying 4chan, Anthony finally finds the website that he considers the origin of all memes (according to other Internet elitists), but a jumpcut shows him crying on the floor over what he saw.
- In "TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE", Ian and Anthony react to a video compilation called "Reddit's Try Not To Laugh Challenge", which originated from a thread on /r/AskReddit.