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kleinbl00  ·  343 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet

The fundamental DNA of Reddit is built on engagement and proliferation. It is designed to generate inbound links first and foremost, and gamifies the generation of inbound links. As it evolved they've welded on bits to gamify the generation of internal links but it's still basically a click farm.

Controversy sells. Reddit sells a lot of controversy. That's their metric. Period.