The first thing you want to do is open a browser and go to www.reddit.com. You should see something like this:
This is called the front page. The front page is made up of links from different subreddits. Subreddits are subgroups based around a single interest and in our case, our subreddit is called PSUDisruptiveTech.
If you look in the top right corner of the screen, there is a link to join Reddit. It will look similar to this:
When you click the “create an account” you will see a window similar to this one:
Once you click “Create Account” with your information filled in you’re officially a part of Reddit. Hooray!
Finding our subreddit
Now that you’re a member, go back to your browser’s address bar and change the Reddit URL to http://www.reddit.com/r/PSUDisruptiveTech/. When the page loads, you should see this:
Believe it or not, you’re supposed to see this. PSUDisruptiveTech is a private subreddit for now so you have to be admitted to the group. All you have to do is email me your username and I’ll add you. My email is email@example.com. Bookmark the page.
Once I add your user name, the page will look similar to this:
Look at that page. Just gorgeous. The last thing you need to do is click the green subscribe button to be an official member of this subreddit. This will allow posts to PSUDisruptiveTech to appear on your font page. Here’s a closer look at the subscribe button:
Once you’ve subscribed, consider yourself a member of Reddit and PSUDisruptiveTech. You are now officially awesome. Tell your friends.
Reddit is full of amazing and fantastic content. It is itself a constellation of communities. When you joined, you were added to the default subreddits, they should be family safe and I encourage you to explore Reddit to add or drop subreddits based on your interests. If you have Reddit related questions like how to find the cute animal pictures, feel free to send me an email or catch me before class.