There are ‘n’ number of social media platforms these days like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr, and the likes. But more and more Hyderabadis are looking to Reddit for interesting exchanges and the wide variety of topics they can discuss freely on the platform. In fact, the users say they can discuss just about any topic under the sun, which is what many would want in these times.
Little wonder that the app is gaining popularity by the day among Hyderabadis. Right from thought-provoking discussions on politics to meme fests on trending topics, the subreddit community r/Hyderabad, which is called Hamara Hyderabad, has seen a tremendous increase in the number of subscribers over the last two years. Till Jan 2020, the page barely had 10,000 subscribers, and today it has 80,000 subscribers.
Many feel r/Hyderabad is a fun subreddit, and they say, unlike Quora, one will find more interesting people on Reddit. Reddit, by definition, is a network of communities that helps people to further their interests, hobbies, and passions. Also, the best part that attracts many is that no one is judged on the platform. One can share their thoughts, weirdest fantasies, opinions and hold discussions without bothering about censorship.
There are many pages like r/Delhi, r/Bangalore, and those on the move follow the pages they want, which is another added advantage. Those who have been on Reddit for some time say they have seen it grow into a strong and helpful digital community in four years.
This, like food delivery person being ghosted for COD, cops running keyword searches on mobile phones during drug raids, cabbies refusing to turn on the AC in this blazing summer – are all discussed on the platform.
However, those wanting to join, please remember that one cannot bring about change through these platforms. As for spreading awareness, well, things spread like wildfire.