How Reddit Began

Published on 2nd April 2016 by

A short 11 minute documentary which focuses on the founders of the successful website Reddit and tells the story of how they came to start the site and what motivated them to do so, as well as looking at some of their earlier less successful start up attempts. The story is told by the two co-founders themselves, Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian.

At the time of filming in 2012 Reddit had just hit 47 million visitors a month, and it now sees around half a billion visitors per month and has benefited from over $50 million in investment., it is one of the most visitors websites in the world.


Alexis Ohanian authored a 2016 book which told the story of Reddit’s history, the way that it has shaped our world, as well as his experiences at other startups: Without Their Permission: The Story of Reddit and a Blueprint for How to Change the World. 

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