Whereas Reddit hosts greater than 430 million month-to-month lively customers in over 100,000 communities who talk about every little thing below the solar, there was one monetary topic that reduce via the net chatter this yr: Cryptocurrency.
The huge social community dropped its Reddit Recap 2021 this week, which rounds up the preferred posts, matters and conversations on its platform over the previous yr. And cryptocurrency was fingers down the preferred matter on Reddit in 2021, with folks mentioning “crypto” 6.6 million instances. There are additionally greater than 500 cryptocurrency communities on Reddit, and the 5 hottest ones this yr have been r/dogecoin, r/superstonk, r/cryptocurrency, r/amcstock, and r/bitcoin.
The Most Seen Subjects of 2021 on Reddit
- Sports activities
- Well being and Health
- Meals and Drink
- Films and Tv
Cryptocurrencies together with Dogecoin
and Shiba Inu additionally topped Google’s 2021 Year in Search, which the Alphabet-owned
search engine launched this week. “Dogecoin” and “Ethereum value” landed within the high 10 most-Googled information tales of the previous yr, each within the U.S. and throughout the globe. And the highest two “The place to purchase” Google searches have been “The place to purchase Dogecoin?” and “Where to buy Shiba coin?”
Whats’s extra, a latest Rover.com survey discovered that pet owners are actually naming their dogs “Doge” and their cats “Bitcoin.”
And a bunch of crypto buyers named ConstitutionDAO tried making historical past final month by crowdfunding more than $40 million to bid on a rare copy of the U.S. Constitution. Alas, it misplaced out to Citadel founder Ken Griffin, who spent $43.2 million on the historic doc.
Reddit notes that the rise of those retail and crypto buyers seeking to sport the system has had real-world influence, such because the GameStop
quick squeeze in January. Maybe. The year-end Reddit report credit redditors with being “catalysts for real-world change” over the previous yr.
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“From r/wallstreetbets and the crash of the One Simple Wish website, to the Battle of the Joshes, in 2021, probably the most notable moments on Reddit have been when redditors took their feedback, comradery, conversations, and extra from URL to IRL,” Reddit staff wrote in a blog post.
Reddit’s year-end overview notes that customers created 366 million posts over the previous yr, which was a 19% enhance yr over yr. And as of Nov. 9, 2021, Reddit drew greater than 2.3 billion complete feedback and 46 billion upvotes; aka when customers present their approval for a publish by clicking an “up” arrow, which pushes the publish towards the highest of the positioning in order that extra folks can see it.
The three most upvoted Reddit posts of the yr got here from the retail buyers on the WallStreetBets, and the Superstonk web page (which describes itself as discussing GameStop inventory particularly) noticed a 917K% enhance in subscribers yr over yr.
These desirous to study extra in regards to the typically unstable world of meme shares can try MarketWatch’s MemeMoney column and weekly MemeMarkets videos on YouTube. Or keep up-to-speed with cryptocurrency market news here.
And amid the Nice Resignation, the r/antiwork subreddit has exploded. The variety of “idlers” (aka members) on this neighborhood for “those that need to finish work, are interested by ending work, need to get probably the most out of a work-free life, need extra info on antiwork concepts and wish private assist with their very own jobs/work-related struggles” spiked 279% this yr.
This video highlights the “oddities and commodities” mentioned on Reddit this yr, akin to meme shares like AMC
and GameStop, provide chain points, the billionaire area race and the breakout Netflix
hit “Squid Recreation.”
Try the total Reddit recap here.