Reddit, the online Internet community built around link and image sharing, gets a bad reputation. No, it’s not a place for the Internet’s nerdy radicals (that would be 4Chan), and yes, it can be a serious source of delight, knowledge, and even smart debate. You just need to know where to look. The site is organized into subreddits that essentially function like message boards. Here are three that bring us salvation from the mid-afternoon slump:
Wisdom culled from the world that is enough to make you go “Huh!” For instance, 50 per cent of panda births result in twins — but panda moms always abandon one. Now you know!
Users share dilemmas — “My girlfriend doesn’t believe in dinosaurs” or “My boyfriend has a locked drawer and won’t tell me what’s inside” — that make your own dating life seem chill.
Spectacular environments — think a bedroom facing the sea in Ireland or the ski village of Zermatt, Switzerland, lit up at night — that provide some welcome visual escapism.