Can Reddit be thought of as a social network similar to that of Facebook and Twitter? We suppose in certain ways it can, although for the most part it does feel more like a gigantic forum than anything. That being said, it seems that Reddit is making some changes to its platform by experimenting with “proper” profile pages.

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What these profile pages will do will act similar to that of Facebook and Twitter, where you can post anything you want (as long as it doesn’t violate any of the rules) without actually posting onto any particular community. This means that if you want to post something and you don’t know where it should go, or maybe you just want to rant or share something, you can post it directly onto your profile instead. Whether or not it’ll gain the same traction or attention is a different story.

According to Reddit, “We’re making this change because content creators tell us they have a hard time finding the right place to post their content. We also want to support them in being able to grow their own followers (similar to how communities can build subscribers). We’ve been working very closely with mods in a few communities to make sure the product will not negatively impact our existing communities.”

At the moment this experiment will be limited to a very small number of Redditors, so if you don’t see the feature don’t worry. We’re not sure when it will roll out on a larger scale, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled. In the meantime what do you guys think of this upcoming feature? Yay or nay?

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