The Atlantic: Is Reddit the World’s Best Advice Column?

A perspective on Reddit you rarely see in the media – and did I mention how much I enjoy The Atlantic? Is Reddit the World’s Best Advice Column? “r/Relationships is fascinating, and not just because the subreddit is a miles-deep reservoir of roiling drama. It’s also, by the food-fight standards of online discourse, a finely oiled machine. A team of volunteer moderators categorizes each post—there are many hundreds on a typical day—into groupings like ‘infidelity,’ ‘breakups,’ or ‘non-romantic,’ makes sure each is tagged with the ages and genders of the parties involved, and patrols the comment sections diligently for incivility. Astonishingly, the whole mechanism manages to dispense fairly level-headed advice.”

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