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Reddit launches its own media site named Upvoted

Reddit launched Upvoted, a dedicated news site which surfaces news, memes, and other entertainment from Reddit. Reddit also has the Upvoted podcast, which was the company’s first foray into creating its own content, than they ventured into the Upvoted Weekly, a weekly newsletter. Now a 10 person team will comb through Reddit to find the heart breaking stories, the start of memes, and how news has evolved on the site. This isn’t a small feat, because a lot of content on Reddit has been recycled over the years or is shared from dozens of subreddits. The writers on Upvoted have to have an extensive knowledge of Reddit folklore and Reddit back history,  which in itself can melt anyone’s brain.

“Today, we’re launching a hub to give the stories of Reddit—from the seemingly ordinary to the extraordinary—the creative space to expand, breathe, and grow,” wrote Alexis Ohanian in a post on Upvoted. Upvoted didn’t just cover cute animals or a hot meme, but instead opted to cover deep, intense stories such as “How Three Survivors of Suicide Spent Their Last Days On Earth,” which came from this Ask Reddit thread about what people did on the day they attempted suicide.

The site doesn’t feature any way to upvote or downvote post, nor can users comment on any of the post. Reddit is pushing everyone to discuss the post and stories on either the Upvoted subreddit or on the subreddit the story originated from. Reddit won’t feature any banner ads, instead sponsored post that aren’t crap but instead the same standard as the other Upvoted content.

Tell us what you think about Reddit launching its own digest of sorts in the comments down below!

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