Reddit Recap 2021 covers the top posts, the best AMA sessions and the most notable live streams. The platform also shares new data on how the app is growing and continues to build out its reach potential. And it’s not just about reach — it’s about increasing the monetization opportunities through ads.
Reddit Recap 2021 is here
Reddit has an active community with over 52 million users who post nearly about anything on over 100,000 subreddits. It is a wonderful platform to connect with other people who have the same interests and passions as you do.
Reddit starts with its annual performance rates:
- The total number of posts went up 19% to 366 million
- The total comments on the platform went up 12% to 2.6 billion.
- The total upvotes on posts went up 1% to 46 billion
The most popular subreddit of 2021: r/wallstreetbets
It’s no surprise that the most popular post in 2021 was from the famous r/wallstreetbets, a subreddit. This subreddit has been the source of some of the biggest and most dramatic stock market moves of the past few years. Redditors outperformed massive hedge funds that were betting against GameStop, AMC, and others. This move made Dogecoin (started as a joke) skyrocket.
The most popular AMA of 2021: lobster diver
Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions are a huge part of Reddit. These are sessions where users of the platform can ask anything they want to a person. The most popular AMAs in 2021 were:
- I’m a lobster diver who recently survived being inside of a whale. AMA!
- I’m Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and author of “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” Ask Me Anything
- Hi, I’m Todd Howard, Game Director and Executive Producer at Bethesda Game Studios. Ask Me Anything. Thanks!
Reddit’s top five most viewed topics of the year are cryptocurrency, gaming, sports, weddings and health and fitness.
Check full year in review of Reddit here.