Reddit is a link aggregator and bulletin board site where community members may submit links and text posts, vote on the submitted entries, and post comments on them. As community members vote a post up or down, the site determines how to position a post within the news feed.
Because of the upvote / downvote system, Reddit is an effective crowd-sourced curation tool where the "best" links (as determined by a particular subreddit's users) are pushed to the top. As a result, sites that have been pushed to Reddit's front page experience huge surges in traffic (also known as "the Slashdot Effect").
The features below are only available to Reddit community members:
- Vote posts up or down to determine their position in the site feed
- Deeply-threaded comment system
- The ability to create your own category pages (called "subreddits")
- The Death of Reddit by Chuq Von Rospach, 2015-07-11
- Not very POSSE-friendly:
How to export
Anyone know how to export your posts and comments from Reddit?
Into what format?
- Reddit has an API that returns data in JSON or XML.  gRegor Morrill 16:13, 22 July 2015 (PDT)
- Reddit also puts out RSS and JSON feeds for various portions
- There are also RSS and JSON feeds for private feeds, private profile pages, and various parts of one's inbox that are available at: https://www.reddit.com/prefs/feeds/
Basic Reddit Content Exporter (Reddit to JSON, runs in-browser)
exploit make use of your Reddit cookie rather than using a modhash. As a result, it's best for one-off bulk exports rather than ongoing-PESOS: however, it could easily be adapted. It can also be used to export other people's data, but it'll only get that which is visible to the user you're logged-in as (e.g. it won't get their posts in subreddits you're not a member of, it won't get their upvotes unless they've opted-in to sharing that data, etc.).
Get it at https://gist.github.com/Dan-Q/1129e91db2c74cdd0c057b477702bfca. Instructions are at the top.