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September 6, 2012 | 12:00 a.m. CST
Ask questions, get answers, and start a community conversation on a popular news hub, reddit.com. Whether sharing a laugh about Missouri’s unpredictable weather or asking for help with adopting a new kitty, Columbians are conversing on the site.
Reddit.com is an online forum that shows what’s trending. Its 35 million subscribed users, who can put up links, photos or create original posts, provide all of the content. Other users vote the content up or down, so the community-approved stories rise up the feed to the front page while the less-popular posts sink to the bottom.
Within reddit lies the two-year active Columbia subreddit that’s meant for users in the area to share and interact with fellow locals. Its 675 subscribers can participate in discussions and share tips such as a link to free Missouri football online streaming, imgur.com photos of the Roots ’N’ Blues ’N’ BBQ storm drain art and suggestions for a romantic date.
The subreddit content varies widely and will expand as people join the conversation. The Columbia page displays local matters and also shows Columbians’ personalities by what is posted as responses and topics.
The site isn’t just for serious requests either. Columbia-related memes, wacky pictures of residents spotted on the road and even some feel-good stories cheer up the newsfeed and reveal the lighthearted side of Columbia’s character.