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Fascinating Graphs Show How Reddit Got Huge by Going Mainstream

Andrea Margutti

Recently, we were treated to a clever interactive map of the popular news site reddit, created by Michigan State University PhD student Randy Olson. Instead of one big group of horny programmers, Olson’s map revealed a vast constellation of communities dedicated to all sorts of different topics. With these graphs, Olson shows how reddit developed into that diverse ecosystem. The keystone species? Sure enough: Horny programmers!

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