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The Groove Online

The Groove Online: Exploring the Reddit – Part I

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Reddit is one website no one can ever get bored of. With its seemingly endless amount of subreddits just waiting to be discovered, there is no end to the procrastination that will occur once you log in. So, to make your procrastination a little more productive, here are some of my favourite subreddits:

1. /r/offbeat – funny, weird, sad, strange or quirky news. For the news you wouldn’t usually find on TV.

– Similarily, there’s /r/nottheonion – true and ridiculous stories that you’d swear were from the Onion (a satirical news website).

2. /r/wheredidthesodago – a subreddit for advertisements and infomercials taken out of context. Some of the funniest gifs can be found here.

3. /r/listentothis – a place to discover new music, new or overlooked artists, and occasional rare tracks and live performances.

4. /r/mildlyinteresting – for things that are, well, mildly interesting. Prepare to be mildly amused.

5. /r/woahdude – hilarious, mind blowing stuff. Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go ‘woah dude!’

6. /r/internetisbeautiful – interesting websites from across the interwebs. This is actually where I get a bunch of my websites!

7. /r/3amjokes – stuff that’s only funny at 3am. The description reads “Have you been up for longer than a normal human being can operate? Good. Have you just laughed at something that wouldn’t be funny otherwise? TELL US ALL ABOUT IT. NOW.”

8. /r/DIY – here is where people show off all of their latest creations. Although this subreddit is obviously useful to some, I find it a good place to make myself feel inferior to others. Tools and stuff.

9. /r/mademesmile – sometimes, you just need to see something that’ll cheer you up. This subreddit is the ultimate feel-good blog out there.

– Similarily, /r/contagiouslaughter does exactly the same thing.

10. The SFWP (safe for work porn) network. Despite the name, there subreddits are actually great places to find interesting images/articles from many different topics. Here are a few:

/r/winterporn

/r/earthporn

/r/mapporn

/r/historyporn

/r/architectureporn

 

That’s all for this time! Next time, I’ll introduce you to some actually educational subreddits.

 

About Mariem El Tagoury

I am a graduate from German University Cairo. Reading novels is my passion and writing is my release. My guilty pleasures include fashion & playing around with my make-up kit. A couple of years back when I was introduced to the online world, back in 2007; I was quite surprised that in spite of the presence of thousands of young Egyptians who follow the online sphere daily, there wasn’t one site that represented us or our lifestyle. [Later we’d come to see the rise of the political, religion, social-elite, and foodie websites, but still the voice of the average Cairene youth was missing.] I was glad to find out that I wasn’t the only one who had the feeling of the outsider on the internet, that’s why I decided to gather a team to fill a gap & finally find our place online and give Cairo’s youth a real voice that reflects its true culture. I hope you find our site interesting with a new view of life. Besides running the magazine & editing, I write the “Sans Sugarcoating” column, pardon my french, and a couple of other stuff around here! If you want to contact me, my email is mariem.eltagoury@cairocontra.com; you can also use our contact form or email directly to admin@cairocontra.com

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