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If you are into anything related to tech, you’d know that technology is an overarching topic that could branch into different subtopics that could branch into different subtopics that could branch into different subtopics that could branch into different subtopics... (And no, my keyboard wasn’t stuck on ctrl+v).
If you haven’t been living under a rock, you might have heard of this thing called Reddit. Explaining it for what it is could be complicated so... it’s fun analogy time! Imagine you’re going to a buffet with different types of cuisine and because you’re adventurous (and, let’s be real, you want to get the most out of your money), you try to get a piece of everything on your plate. Your plate is like Reddit. The food on your plate is all the bits and pieces of the internet. They don’t call Reddit the front page of the internet for nothing.
Reddit is a useful website for following any type of news, but we’re only interested in one thing - tech.
What are the best subreddits for tech, you ask? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
r/technology | 7.8 million members
For all things technology.
This subreddit talks about… well… technology. From recent news, trends, to even scandals related to the tech world, this subreddit has it all! It can get a little too political in there so click at your own risk!
r/tech | 235,000 members
The goal of r/tech is to provide a space dedicated to the intelligent discussion of innovations and changes to technology in our ever-changing world. We focus on high-quality news articles about technology and informative and thought-provoking self-posts.
If you have visited both r/technology and r/tech, you’d notice that r/technology should be what r/tech is. Like they said in the description, the moderators of r/tech keep the conversation intelligent while revolving around the steady pace of innovation that we are experiencing nowadays. Personally, I think r/tech isn’t as active as r/technology but sometimes that’s actually a good thing as posts tend to be of a higher quality.
r/gaming | 22.6 million members
A subreddit for (almost) anything related to games - video games, board games, card games, etc. (but not sports).
All. Things. Video. Games. (and a sprinkle of board games and card games here and there!)
At 22.6m members, r/gaming is a community where people share anything and everything about video games. This is also the perfect subreddit to visit when you’re looking for objective takes on newly-released video games, board games, or card games. Moderators of this subreddit is also a bit more lenient when it comes to the content that they let their members post. The first rule of the subreddit is to post gaming-related content, which could mean cosplays, artworks, memes, among other things.
r/pcgaming | 1.4 million members
A subreddit for discussion of everything PC gaming related.
I have to admit that I’m an r/pcgaming addict. It really is just a different feeling playing with a mouse and keyboard or, as they say in this subreddit, M/KB.
Why is it worth it to visit this subreddit? Easy. Game reviews! The members of this subreddit have zero tolerance when it comes to sugarcoating. If they have played a game and wanted to review it, they will say it how it is. And they don’t just stop at saying how good or bad a game is, they would also talk about the microtransactions that happen in-game, user experience, optimization, and other things that influence the overall gaming experience.
r/techsupport | 555 thousand members
Stumped on a tech problem? Ask the tech support Reddit, and try to help others with their problems as well.
This subreddit is heaven-sent. It’s impossible to count the number of times that I have visited this subreddit to troubleshoot my laptop, my phone, and my console. From complex things like ransomware attacks to simple things like uploading photos to your Google account (yes, this is an actual post on r/techsupport) - the community is happy to walk you through the ins and outs of your issue.
r/talesfromtechsupport | 595 thousand members
Welcome to **Tales From Tech Support**, where we share our stories of *Incredible Feats* of Networking Heroics; * *Tech Troubleshooting* Under the Direst Circumstances; * *Unsolvable Problems* Cracked by Sheer Genius and/or Pure Luck; * *Moral Support* after Having Dealt with Difficult Clients; * And of course, **Stupid User Stories!** We've got a bit of a lull in the queue just now, so kick back, grab a cold one, and share your best tales among friends here at TFTS!
This subreddit is arguably one of the most hilarious subreddits to ever exist! Don’t believe me? One of the most popular posts of all time (15.9k upvotes, 1k comments) is about a client asking IT support to fix “Google Bing.” Yes. You read that right… He/she wants to fix “Google Bing.” Click here to read the rest of the story!
r/pcmasterrace | 2.6 million members
Welcome to the official subreddit of the PC Master Race. In this subreddit, we celebrate and promote the ultimate gaming and working platform. Ascent to a level that respects your eyes, your wallet, your mind, and your heart. Ascend to… the PC Master race.
Okay, I might be a little biased but I absolutely love this subreddit! It’s full of great humor that often takes the mickey out of consoles and how unpredictable they can be. *cough* Red Ring of Death *cough*
The community at r/pcmasterrace is helpful, informative, and generous. This subreddit is known for giveaways and random acts of gaming kindness!
By the way, this subreddit wins the award for most creative tagline EVER.
“May our framerates be high and our temperatures low.”
r/buildapc | 1.5 million members
Planning on building a computer but need some advice? This is the place to ask! r/buildapc is a community-driven subreddit dedicated to custom PC assembly. Anyone is welcome to seek the input of our helpful community as they piece together their desktop.
I have nothing but praise for this subreddit. I have had nothing but good interactions and overall great experience with this community. Everyone has been helpful and patient with any question I asked. A random stranger from r/buildapc once spent at least two hours walking me through the different types of video cards, what an SSD is, and what types of processors are compatible with what I wanted to do with my machine. All for FREE. I told him I wanted to Venmo him for his time but he said he really just enjoys putting a PC together. What a human being.
So if you’re torn between getting a GTX 1060, 1070, or 1080 - you’ve come to the right place.
r/web_design | 389 thousand members
A community dedicated to all things web design. For more development-related questions, try r/webdev.
This subreddit is pretty straightforward as it talks about web design and web design related issues.
According to WhatPixel, “You’ll find lots of beginner posts (in r/web_design) asking how to set up servers or what to do after buying a domain name. But for all of these beginner threads, you’ll still find plenty of genuinely interesting questions and cool webapps. If you’re a web designer this is a must-subscribe community. It’s very active with many professionals lurking in the shadows. If you have any questions about the web design industry or how to make it as a web designer, this is the community to ask.”
r/webdev | 346 thousand members
A community dedicated to all things web development: both front-end and back-end. For more design-related questions, try r/web_design.
If you’re a budding web developer, r/webdev is the perfect subreddit for you! The community is helpful when it comes to learners that are trying to make it in the web development field. This subreddit covers the three main specializations of web development: front-end, back-end, and full-stack.
r/learnprogramming | 1 million members
A subreddit for all questions related to programming in any language.
At first glance, the subreddit already showers you with a lot of information regarding the basics of programming. The subreddit’s pinned post is mainly geared towards people that are new to programming or are new to the subreddit. Doesn’t matter where you fall in those categories, the subreddit surely cares to you!
r/Android | 1.7 million members
Android news, reviews, tips, and discussions about rooting, tutorials, and apps. Generic discussion about phones/tablets is allowed, but technical-support and carrier-related issues should be asked in their respective subreddits!
At 1.7m members, it would be a massive injustice to leave out r/Android! The subreddit talks about anything and everything about Android as an OS, Android news, and Android as a business. The moderators of this subreddit also own a variety of gadgets that carry the Android OS so you wouldn’t run out of references.
If you have any questions about your Android device, no matter what brand you have, this is the perfect subreddit for all of your Android needs!
r/apple | 995 thousand members
An unofficial community to discuss Apple devices and software, including news, rumors, opinions, and analysis pertaining to the company located at One Apple Park Way.
While there is a dedicated r/iOS subreddit, it’s worth noting that r/apple is much more active and has a much more all-encompassing vision compared to the r/iOS subreddit. For me, the best use of the r/apple subreddit is for the latest Apple news and its daily tech support thread. The moderators do a great job on monitoring questions about the members as well as provide advice on troubleshooting for devices that are acting up.
If you have any questions about your Apple device, this is the perfect subreddit for you!
r/msp | 41.5 thousand members
Resource for IT Managed Services Providers
For an MSP like ourselves, we appreciate subreddits like r/msp. Why? Because it gives us a glimpse of what the industry is like and what people are currently talking about! We’ve been a member of r/msp for about three months now and while we love the latest news about the managed services industry, we also love to see people posting about their issues and other people contributing to solving them!
If you’re into managed IT services or you own a managed IT services provider, and you’re not subscribed to r/msp then you’re honestly missing out.
Until next time!