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    • thorgalle
      Reading streak
      2 years ago

      I have a vested interest in reading articles like these 😊 Big companies seem to devote large resources for these kinds of projects, but they could have started very small:

      the "official" brand guidelines included a palette of colors, a logo, and Reddit's alien mascot Snoo. Those materials had Ohanian's personal email scrawled at the bottom, along with a note: "Have fun with this! If you use it somewhere online, email me."


      The website had swollen from just over 2 million users in 2008 to over 330 million.

      Of course, it is never enough. The point that's repeated is that making Reddit approachable to even more people means making it more recognizable and similar to Twitter/Facebook. Luckily the design seems to have stayed true to Reddit's core, and not gone too far in becoming a Facebook Groups clone.

    • KapteinB
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      2 years ago

      I had used Reddit for around a decade when the redesign launched (though I was already then looking for a replacement). The new design has some features I liked; infinite scroll, no duplicate links when loading new content, and comment sections loading in a lightbox. It had issues too; loading content and comments felt slow, and occasionally it would fail to load at all. I kept using it for about a year, figuring they would probably fix the issues in time, and that we would all be forced to switch eventually, so might as well get used to it. No fixed ever came though, so eventually I got so frustrated i turned back to the old design (which is still available). I've also used Reddit less and less, as I've found some alternatives (including Readup) which I like better.

      • thorgalle
        Reading streak
        2 years ago

        Happy you're here! Interesting scout.