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    Quartz | Khe Hy | 3/3/20 | 7 min
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    • aleph8 months ago

      Back in 2014 I wrote an essay on how Reddit is opening up gates to a certain knowledge is not available elsewhere. This article has the same thesis but focused on money.

      • jeff
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        8 months ago

        Is your essay published online? I'd love to read it. I find reddit culture fascinating.

        • aleph8 months ago

          After a lot of searching, I found the article. Here it is in spanish https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TfnKMBf9om1ujMaufBghDF5U-TCMK1l5-P5r91vV170/edit?usp=sharing After reading it again, it has some other interesting points. I translated it using Google Translate and I believe it did a decent job. You can read it in that way! ust make sure to paste the first half, translate that half, read, delete the first half and then do the same thing with the second half. Google translate does not allow you to translate large blocks of text.

    • jeff
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      8 months ago

      There are many really great subreddits with lots of valuable information but in my experience they can tend towards annoying levels of groupthink as they grow.

      Of course, when that happens another subreddit can always spring up as an alternative to or parody of the original. Case in point: /r/Frugal_Jerk/ whose community description reads:

      We are the proud few who stand on the cutting edge of frugality. We hold our heads high while we steal toilet paper, shoplift lentils, reuse condoms and syringes, and drink our own piss to save multiple dollars each year.

      Also, how can you write an article about finance subreddits without mentioning /r/wallstreetbets?!