Reddit is regarded as the front page of the internet, and with good reason. The online social sharing community ended up receiving a whopping 37 billion pageviews in 2012, and saw 400 million unique visitors. The site also claims that there were 30 million posts added during the year, and users voted for their favorites four billion times and added 260 million comments.
The most popular post on Reddit this year was no doubt President Obama’s AMA (Ask Me Anything) thread. It received almost 5.6 million views alone, which is more than double that of any other post on the site. In fact, that one day saw 4.4 million page views and 1.6 million unique visitors, an unfathomable number if there ever was one.
Reddit’s massive popularity and growth is no surprise, really. The site averaged over three billion pageviews each month in 2012, which is a 50% increase from the two billion the site reported for the month of December in 2011. Chances are, the site’s popularity will only continue to grow in 2013, as more and more celebrities use the site to connect with their audiences.
Some of the other popular posts of 2012 on Reddit include What’s your “picture you can’t see without laughing”?, which garnered almost 2.5 million pageviews, What’s your favorite picture on the whole Internet?, which received 2.15 million pageviews, and what do you look like before and after makeup? Is there a real difference?, which saw 2.14 million pageviews.