Keeping track of 554,232 reddits
- what is this?
In short: a website about reddit.com.
A bit longer: Originally, I used the reddit API to compile
top 10 lists of subreddits.
But in the process it became apparent that this doesn't do the thousands of active reddits justice.
Thus a new /reddits was born.
There was also no way to organize multireddits (combining reddits, like so: reddit.com/r/pics+WTF).
That's where /tags comes in.
If you ever tried to search for something on reddit, you know why there is /search.
/stalk lets you get a feel in what reddits a redditor is active in.
With the /monitor you can find out when a phrase is mentioned in reddit's comments and submissions.
More information on the features can be found on the help page.
- who dunnit?
Thomas Misera, studying Knowledge Engineering at Universiteit Maastricht/NL (funds permitting).
You can email me, or drop me a line on reddit.
- but... how?
Magic. Also used python, werkzeug, postgres, sqlalchemy, mako, markdown, jquery, memcached.
Running on apache with mod_wsgi.
Thanks to reddit for providing content and API.
Thanks to the redditors for gathering all that content, and being an awesome community.
Thanks to the giants on whose shoulders I stand.