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### Reddit Recap 2023: Popular Styles Include AI, Hamas-Israel Conflict, and AITA

The recap features news and events that made headlines in our Reddit world since January.

As the year 2023 draws to a close, Reddit presents its annual Reddit Recap, showcasing the noteworthy news and events that have captured attention within the Reddit community since January. Described as a “time capsule of the past year’s most vibrant exchanges, touching moments, and utterly hilarious faux pas shared and discussed on Reddit,” this recap encapsulates the essence of the platform.

Reddit disclosed key insights about its overall landscape, highlighting its status as a hub for over 100,000 active communities worldwide. By October 2023, Reddit had amassed over 70 million Daily Active Uniques, marking a significant 20% year-over-year increase.

Most-Viewed Community

The subreddit that stood out as the most viewed was the well-established r/AmITheAsshole, affectionately known as AITA. This community serves as a popular forum for Redditors to narrate stories and seek opinions on culpability in various scenarios. Remarkably, AITA retained its position as the top-viewed community for the third consecutive year.

Hamas-Israel Conflict

Discussions revolving around the recent Hamas-Israel conflict and updates from the Ukraine war underscored Reddit’s role as a pivotal platform for engaging in thoughtful and substantive dialogues.

AI Emerges as a Dominant Theme

Artificial Intelligence emerged as a prevalent theme on Reddit, signifying a paradigm shift towards AI discussions across the platform. The arrival of Pope Francis, clad in a white jacket, on Reddit catalyzed a surge in interest. Notably, the subreddit r/ArtificialIntelligence witnessed a remarkable 579% increase in views year-over-year. Reddit in 2023 was not merely abuzz; it was abuzz with vibrant discussions on AI, ranging from in-depth debates to unconventional collaborations like Snoop Dogg in Seinfeld. Reddit solidified its position as the go-to platform for exploring and deliberating on all facets of artificial intelligence.

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift Shine Bright

The realms of Beyoncé and Taylor Swift captivated both the music charts and the hearts of fans. A heartwarming tale unfolded within the Swifties community, where a father endeavored to connect with his stepdaughter by immersing himself in the world of Swift fandom. Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s Renaissance international tour left an indelible mark on audiences worldwide.

Thirst for Knowledge

Enthusiasts on Reddit shared a plethora of fascinating facts and discoveries, ranging from hidden gems like Shaq’s cost-effective sneaker collaboration with Walmart to scientific breakthroughs and historical revelations.

Top-Upvoted Posts of 2023

Reddit also spotlighted the most upvoted post of the year, the ‘Ask Me Anything (AMA) session with Keanu Reeves,’ which garnered an impressive 322,293 upvotes. Among the top five most upvoted posts were the 11th AMA session with Bill Gates, engaging AMAs featuring Nicolas Cage and Nicholas Hoult, and the viral Reddit art series “Drawing Badly Until TOTK Releases.”

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