If (like us) you’re the kind of person who accidentally stays up until 3am mindlessly browsing your social media accounts in the hope that something interesting might pop up, you’d be crazy not to get yourself on Reddit.
If you’re not familiar with Reddit, it’s a discussion website that’s been on the market since 2005. The threads on Reddit are referred to as subreddits, and you can find one for almost anything, from popular games to niche musical artists.
A popular branch of the site is r/AskReddit, which people can turn to for advice or answers to thought-provoking questions. A nice mix of serious and funny, the posts on this subreddit range from questions like “What is the most freedom you ever experienced?” to “How would you sneak a whole hot honey baked ham into a movie theater?” No question is too out there for Redditors, and no answer is too ridiculous.
For locals, there’s even an r/Hull forum, where you can find out about recent and upcoming events taking place in the city, the best places to check out if you’re visiting, and interact with other Hullensians with similar interests.
One of the best subreddits on the site in our opinion is r/NoSleep. This forum describes itself as “A place for realistic horror stories. Everything is true here, even if it's not.” It’s a great platform for authors just starting out to share their stories and gain some feedback, and there are tons of people who have submitted stories that have eventually gotten so popular that they’ve been expanded on and published - some chilling examples being Penpal by Dathan Auerbach and The Third Parent by Elias Witherow. Some other gems worth mentioning are Borrasca, My Dead Girlfriend Keeps Messaging Me On Facebook, and Room 733. Be careful what you read and when you read it, though – it’s called NoSleep for a reason, after all.
You only need to create a Reddit account if you’re intending to post your own content or comment on other people’s posts. If you’re just a silent passenger looking for a cheeky browse on what the internet’s favourite cheese toastie combo is, simply download the app or pop on the website and you’re good to go. Happy scrolling!