Reddit Has Opened Their Source Code

Posted Jun 18, 2008

Reddit, the social bookmarking website that was acquired by Condé Nast in November 2006  has opened up their source code.  The source code is available at 

The success of Digg and Reddit have inspired many companies to start their own social bookmarking sites.  Netscape started and closed down Propeller and Mixx has risen as a favorite. was acquired by Yahoo! and StumbleUpon was acquired by eBay.  MySpace, Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, and Live also have social bookmarking features.  Digg still remains as Reddit’s biggest competitor.  Going open source is one way that Reddit has one-upped Digg.

Ever since Reddit was acquired by Condé Nast, the company’s monthly uniques has grown by 4.4 million and page views have grown by 120 million according to co-founder Steve Huffman.  Reddit will be launching a new design and a partnership with PBS shortly.

Reddit is a product of Y-Combinator.