Australians Loved Finding Out Whether They Were Reddit’s Asshole This Year

Australians Loved Finding Out Whether They Were Reddit’s Asshole This Year

Reddit has released its annual wrap-up of the platform’s most-viewed and engaged-with content and this year we Aussies spent most of our time on r/amitheasshole.

The Reddit Recap sheds light on the platform’s growth this year. The number of posts jumped 14 per cent to more than 430 million and comments were up seven per cent to 2.5 billion.

Aussie favourite, r/amitheasshole, is a subreddit that sees users describing their stories and wondering whether they were, in fact, the asshole in the situation. The subreddit features some classic posts such as:

Aside from wondering aloud whether we are assholes on the internet, Aussies also loved — perhaps unsurprisingly — the r/australia group, which was the second most viewed community. Here’s the rest of the top 10.

3. r/askreddit

4. r/worldnews

5. r/ausfinance

6. r/melbourne

7. r/nba

8. r/sydney

9. r/antiwork

10. r/bestofredditorupdates

The most-engaged communities in Australia were:

  1. 1. r/askreddit
  2. r/australia
  3. r/melbourne
  4. r/nrl
  5. r/afl
  6. r/amitheasshole
  7. r/teenagers
  8. r/ausfinance
  9. r/sydney
  10. r/worldnews

The company said that Redditors embraced their realness this year. r/tifu (Today I Fxxked up) jumped to 20 positions in just one year, going from the 47th most-viewed community to the 27th.

r/AskReddit rose to become the second most-viewed community on the platform. r/AskMen and r/AskWomen saw 59 per cent and 52 per cent increases in views this year, respectively compared to last year.

Australians also loved celebrity ask-me-anything sessions with Nicolas Cage (unsurprisingly) being the most-upvoted. Here’s the full list:

  1. r/movies: Hello, I’m Nicolas Cage and welcome to Ask Me Anything (7.7k upvotes)
  2. r/brisbane Today marks six years since my first day with Transport for Brisbane, then Brisbane Transport, and about a year since I got a haircut. (AMA?) (2.3k upvotes)
  3. r/australianpolitics I’m Adam Bandt, Leader of the Australian Greens. AMA about our election platform and our plan to kick out the Libs on May 21! (1.8k upvotes)
  4. r/iama I am Jon Stewart, host of The Problem with Jon Stewart on Apple TV+, and I’m here to talk with you about the stock market. AMA! (1.7k upvotes)
  5. r/iama I’m Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and author of “How to Prevent the Next Pandemic.” Ask Me Anything. (1.5k upvotes)

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