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Reddit is a social news aggregation and discussion website where users can submit content, engage in discussions and vote on what they like or dislike. Here is a brief history of Reddit, its infrastructure, security protocols, API performance, significant downtime, and some notable events.

Reddit was founded in 2005 by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, two college roommates at the University of Virginia. The website was launched in June 2005, and it quickly became popular among users who enjoyed the ability to submit links and engage in discussions on a wide range of topics.

In 2006, Reddit was acquired by Condé Nast, a publishing company that owns various media properties, including Wired, The New Yorker, and Vogue. In 2011, Reddit became an independent subsidiary of Condé Nast’s parent company, Advance Publications.

Over the years, Reddit has evolved into a massive online community with over 430 million active users, and it has become a major source of news and information on the internet. In 2021, Reddit went public and is now listed on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “RDT.”

Reddit’s infrastructure is built on a modern tech stack that includes Python, PostgreSQL, and Cassandra. The website uses a content delivery network (CDN) to deliver content quickly and efficiently to users around the world. Reddit also has a robust API that allows developers to build applications and tools that integrate with the platform.

Reddit’s API allows developers to access various endpoints, such as retrieving user information, subreddit information, and comments on posts. Some of the most commonly used Reddit APIs include:

OAuth: allows third-party apps to authenticate with Reddit and access user data.

Subreddits: allows developers to access information about specific subreddits.

Comments: allows developers to access comments on a post.

Search: allows developers to search for posts or comments that match specific criteria.

Reddit takes the security of its platform and users seriously and has implemented various security protocols to protect against attacks and data breaches. However, the platform has experienced some significant security incidents, including a 2018 hack that resulted in the theft of email addresses and passwords.

API performance for Reddit is generally reliable, but there have been occasional issues with rate limiting and API downtime. Reddit has an API status page that developers can use to monitor the performance of the platform.

In terms of significant downtime, Reddit has had several incidents where the platform has gone offline due to technical issues or maintenance. Notable examples include a 2016 outage caused by a DDoS attack and a 2021 outage caused by a DNS issue.

Reddit has made news several times for various reasons, including controversies surrounding moderation and content policies. Notable events include the banning of several subreddits in 2015 for violating content policies, the 2021 GameStop stock surge, and the 2021 WallStreetBets subreddit controversy.

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