Popular social bookmarking site Reddit has announced a great new feature: users can create their own sub-reddit. What does this mean in English? Users and communities can create their own social bookmarking sites around specific topics: blogging, wordpress, specific programming languages, etc but still use their regular reddit account for submitting links and voting.
Of course, it’d be nice to be able to subscribe to a filtered version of these links. I’ve created a modified version of Dave S‘s “reddit popular on delicious” Yahoo Pipe that works with Sub-reddits.
- Click on the link
- Enter the name of the sub-reddit you’re interested in
- ie: ruby, see full list of all the new reddits here
- Enter the minimum number of saves on a delicious before a link is included in the feed
- Enter keyword inclusion/exclusion filters if you want to limit what you get
- ie: include only rails-related posts or exclude all rails-related posts
- Click Run
- Click on the subscribe to RSS button
I’m looking forward to when this Reddit feature comes out of beta and it’s possible to create a few new sub-reddits like blogging, wordpress and lifehacks.
I’ve put together an RSS widget that I like to call Social Site Submission Watchdog. It creates an RSS feed for when people submit your site to digg.com or reddit.com. The reddit results are tweaked so that they link to the voting page on reddit instead of the page on your site. The link title indicates which site the source is coming from. I’ve also created a Reddit-only version of the Pipe.
This is an essential tool for building a dashboard for your blog.
This is an essential way to keep track of your site so that you can prep a post for the potential wave of traffic heading towards it by doing things like adding a Digg This widget. It’s also a good way for a reader to keep track of specific sites they want to support.
Any feature requests? Leave a comment.
- mine: Pipe for getting merged/tweaked Digg/Reddit results for a site being submitted
- Pipe for searching within a specific user’s diggs
- Pipe for getting a Digg RSS feed based on category, number of diggs, and number of comments
- Yahoo Pipes RSS feed for Technorati Rank
- How social bookmarking sites should save URLs
- Tech and blog predictions for 2007