Reddit announces the ability to create your own reddit site

reddit_logo.pngSo this news is a few days old now and as i was in hospital for a small knee operation i didn’t have the chance to blog about the new service that Reddit has just launched in closed beta stage. The new service that Reddit are testing at the moment and plan to launch soon will allow users to create their very own social news lists for chosen topics.

On the 22nd January there was a post made on the Reddit Blog announcing that some new features had been added for users, one of these features will allow users to create their very own “Reddit”.

QUOTE: Reddit Blog:

We added a handful of new features last night. Among them is the ability for users to create their own reddits. Before we let anyone make their own, we’re going to spend a week or so in a closed beta. We will invite a handful of users to play around with the new feature so we can see how things work before we open it up to everyone. If you’d like to participate in this, email feedback@reddit with the subject, “omg me please”.

You will be able to make three kinds of reddits: public, restricted, and private. A public reddit is just like the current reddits: anyone can view and submit to them. A restricted reddit allows anyone to view the content, but only invited members may submit, comment, or vote. A private reddit is like a restricted reddit, but with the additional restriction that only members can view the content as well. Moderators of a reddit will be able to remove posts and ban users from their reddits.

We also added language translation support. Right now we really only have English and German, but if you would be generous enough to translate reddit into another language, please email feedback@reddit to offer your support.

Reddit are following closely in the footsteps of mixx which democratized categories back in December 2007. Digg arguably the largest social news site on the Internet have still to announce any plan’s to follow a similar type of progression.

Pligg the popluar open source cms system is also considering the launch of a service titled fraxi which would allow users to create their own social voting sites with ease, one of the major hurdles the fraxi project could face though is a distinct lack of investment and management team experience compared to these already established sites.

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Author: on January 29th, 2008

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