Good news for bloggers and other online writers! now you can embed Reddit threads on your website. For journalist, bloggers and others who write online, this means you can start including live Reddit content in your stories and wont have to rely on links and screenshots, for readers, soon you might start to see Reddit posts on other sites, same way you can see embedded tweets, Instagram photos and YouTube videos, also just like other embedded links, clicking on it takes you directly to that content.
“We’re thrilled to have partnered with amazing content providers, including: AOL, TIME Inc, and Advance Local,” said Reddit’s director of business development Alexandra Riccomini. “We see the embeds as entrée to a series of publisher tools we’re hoping to roll out, in coordination with publishers.”
All posts made on Reddit are supported, be it text, pictures, video, and GIFs. If readers see a post they want to respond to, they can click on the embedded link and jump straight into the conversation on Reddit where they can view and participate in the discussion.
Reddit may be late in implementing this, but then, what matters now is that it has been done.
Reddit was founded by University of Virginia roommates Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian in 2005. It is an entertainment, social news networking service, and news website where registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links, making it essentially an online bulletin board system. Registered users can then vote submissions up or down to organize the posts and determine their position on the site’s pages. The submissions with the most positive votes appear on the main page or the top of a category. Content entries are organized by areas of interest called “subreddits”. The subreddit topics include news, gaming, movies, music, books, fitness, food, and photosharing, among many others. Reddit is based in San Francisco, California.