We like Reddit as it’s a place to hang out, see what’s happening in the digital world and find the odd idea that we can expand on within our role as content producers. The vibrant and forthcoming community also makes it a great place to discuss ideas, receive constructive criticism and feedback on projects, content and almost anything else you can think of.
Reddit is an entertainment, social networking service and news website where registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links. Only registered users can then vote submissions “up” or “down” to organise the posts and determine their position on the site’s pages. Content entries are organised by areas of interest called “subreddits”.
As of August 2012, Reddit operates as an independent entity, although Advance is still its largest shareholder. In October 2014 Reddit received $50 million in funding from Snoop Lion, Jared Leto and other investors.
For anyone who watches online video content, there is always the feeling that content and the streams of information could be organised and filtered into a more elegant format, especially with hours that can be lost/gained viewing depending on your slant.
Well now you can. The new and improved video filter can be found over at Reddit.tv which has been in operation for a few years now. It aggregates video from a link-sharing network including Reddit’s own r/videos subreddit.
Reddit Video Filter
Essentially, Reddit did a massive overhaul of the .tv site with new HTML5, more streamlined interface. You can add your own channels from an subreddit or a domain name and it pulls from some external sources like PBS, NYT, YouTube and more.
So after five years, what’s old is new again with a facelift and loads of content to be watched on continuous play.
The kick is that this service is absolutely free
It looks like they’re going to continue some development on Reddit.tv and give you a place to watch videos in a slightly less random fashion. Now back to those amazing mashups that I wish I had time to go make myself. Maybe if we stopped watching dozens of them on Reddit.tv we might actually find the time to do just that.