General Zod wrote:I don't know how mainstream I'd call Reddit. There's a pretty big neckbeard population.
Neckbeard really doesn't mean anything to me. I've dealt with them all my life living in Texas. Namely football fans and their obsession with the sport, talking about it constantly, even taking Pee-Wee and high school areas of the sport way to seriously. Hating one team, loving another, for reasons that make sense only to them and/or geographic location. They start fights over it (even physical ones) and spend their time talking about drafting X randomguy will be the death of Y team, or conference, or whatever else annoys them about handegg.
I would expect Reddit to have rather large populations of all types considering the popularity. Jesus, the site has it's own official iPhone app.
madd0ct0r wrote:If you think reddit is mainstream, than all that means is the majority of people on reddit are like you, not that they are like the majority of real life people. Especially with the fractal bubbles that are subreddits and the advertising money that feeds the FrontPage.
No, it just means you see news sites of all varieties linking to it and their Q/As or even just random "blog" posts. The real cesspools of the Internet even sites like this usually have rules against linking to, for good reason.
But you don't have to be a shithole to avoid being mainstream. Can you find about anyone with an Internet connection who hasn't heard of Reddit?
I'll grant that "mainstream" isn't the right word. But let's face it, the word has been abused for quite some time, so I'd think it'd be clear via context what I meant. "Reddit" complains about anything because it is a bastion of all sorts of people. Meanwhile, your sites that shat out movements like MRA don't seem to care at all about Shumer. Though I'll grant I've not been all that interested in this topic, so I haven't really dug that much. But when those types get pissed off, you usually don't have to dig much at all.