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Interview With Alexis Ohanian
Excerpt from interview:
Back in the early days of reddit, I felt (as many did) an odd personal responsibility to help grow reddit by spreading the word, writing comments, and submitting cool news articles. Why do you think people are so loyal to the community?
Why did you stop? Jerk.
I think it had a lot to do with how much time we invested being a part of our community (a party host who makes sure everyone is having fun and getting as high/drunk as they desire) combined with how much we empowered them (building them entire rooms for parties of their own where they have control over everything from the decorations [CSS] to whether people are wearing pants [/r/GoneWild]). OK, I think I've tortured that metaphor enough.
Hehe - I still do tell people about reddit, but now that it's in the top 200 websites in the world, most people already know! A couple months ago, I actually had to resort to introducing my grandma to the site.
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