| ||Ask HN: What is the secret of Reddit's success? Early adopters?|
44 points by zeynalov on Feb 11, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 61 comments |
|I'm going to build a community portal for my country, something between HN and Reddit. But I'm not sure if it will be loved by people. Does anyone know how reddit made it's popularity among the users and why many people like to use it. Some possible reasons:|
- Early adopters which were friends of Alexis and Steve, constantly used Reddit and helped to build the community.
- Simplicity of user interface.
- New and better discussion forums. Revolutionary voting system. A good commenting system.
- They did guerrilla marketing.
- They paid for advertising.
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