Reddit’s top three posts of 2021 were all from WallStreetBets
Reddit takes a look back at some of the site’s biggest moments and trends from 2021, and perhaps unsurprisingly, posts from r/wallstreetbets were the most-voted posts of the year. r/wallstreetbets became hugely popular after GameStop’s stock price skyrocketed in January and people followed updates from Keith Gill (aka DeepFuckingValue/Roaring Kitty), the trader who invested heavily in GameStop prior to the stock’s rise.
Here are the top five most updated posts, according to Reddit:
- On r/wallstreetbets, a user bought a billboard in Times Square while reading “$GME GO BRRR” and got over 433K upvotes
- A tweet with screenshot on r/wallstreetbets Robinhood claimed to hide popular meme stocks and encourage users to “take all the money you can afford to lose and buy buy buy” had over 323K upvotes
- An r/wallstreetbets update from Gill show that its GameStop shares lost more than $14 million in one day and earned more than 287K upvotes
- A post on r/antiwork where a user posted a screenshot tell their boss they quit got over 273K upvotes
- A video at r/nextfuckinglevel of a man dodge a money robbery had over 259K upvotes
Overall, posts on Reddit were up, according to the company. There were more than 366 million posts (up 19 percent year over year), 2.3 billion comments (up 12 percent year over year), and “nearly” 46 billion upvotes (up 1 percent year over year).
Reddit doesn’t just share some of its own biggest trends, though: the company is also launching personalized Spotify Wrapped-style summaries that show things like a summary of how much time you’ve spent on the platform. These are available from Thursday.
Part of the fun of Spotify Wrapped is sharing your embarrassing music habits on social media, and it seems Reddit is hoping for a similar response with personalized Reddit recaps. Reddit also allows you to hide your username and avatar in your summary if you want to share your insights but don’t want others to know anything else about your account.