The Internet Loves Anonymity but Hates Dishonesty

Medium › David Fortuna

The Reddit community is not stupid. Do not be fooled by the myriad cat pictures on the home page.

In fact, as my good friend Adam learned the hard way this weekend, it is very likely that the Reddit community is a lot smarter than you. It is an elemental force of anonymity doling out endorsement or destruction based on what it merits valuable. It is opinionated and it will crucify you if it smells bullshit. But if you approach it honestly and ask it for help you might be pleasantly surprised by its benevolent guidance. Here is the story of how Reddit’s community took my friend Adam from hubristic to humble in 2 hours… and why you should be honest about your intentions even whilst hiding your identity.