Lib Dem tip #20: Find the Liberal Democrat community on Reddit

Welcome to my series of tips and advice for Liberal Democrat members, which appeared first in the email bulletin run by London Region.

There’s an active and friendly Liberal Democrat community on Reddit, the social network site which is often nicknamed ‘the frontpage of the internet’.

That nickname comes from the Reddit’s huge popularity, and in particular the way stories, videos and pictures often breakthrough to a big audience online via appearing on Reddit. The site’s main purpose is to let people share links which then get voted up/down, so people quickly browsing the site see a crowdsourced collection of what’s done best. That makes it a handy place to visit even if all you want to do is graze the most popular stories on a topic, without getting into the details of joining in another social network.

Although its main popularity is in the US, it is popular with many people in the UK too – and is a great way to find out about what’s going on with the Lib Dems, liberal democracy and British politics in general.

The Lib Dem corner on Reddit is at /r/LibDem.

If you’re not sure what Reddit is all about, the Bernie Sanders experience may inspire and this video may elucidate:

You can read the full set of tips for Lib Dem party members here.

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