Redditors have never shied away from discussing the tough issues, and the community turned out for it in 2019. Users showed interest in a number of world events, including the Hong Kong protests, net neutrality, vaccinations and the
of Tiananmen Square with a caption critical of our latest fundraise that earned nearly 230K upvotes, making it the top post of the year (presented below, uncensored by us overlords).Here’s a further look at our most upvoted posts and AMAs of the year (as of October 2019):
With more than 100K active communities, there is a home for everyone on Reddit, whether you’re into browsing memes on r/funny, catching up on the latest current events in r/news or falling down a rabbit hole in communities like r/amItheasshole and r/relationships.
Our data team took a deeper dive into the top communities of the year, and we partnered with Brandwatch to uncover some of the biggest moments and trends of 2019 that were popular on Reddit. So without further ado, let’s dive in…
Increase in YoY subscribers in the top 50 beauty (+63%) and style (+52%) communities.
Redditors continue to show their love for all things skin care – r/skincareaddiction is 2019’s most popular beauty community, hitting over 1 million subscribers earlier this year. Cerave was the most discussed beauty brand.
Brandwatch’s Top Beauty Trends on Reddit by Mentions
Most Discussed Beauty Trends
Most Discussed Skin Care Topics
Most Discussed Beauty Products/Brands
35% YoY increase in subscribers in top 50 food communities.
Fast food was huge on Reddit, thanks to a little fried chicken sandwich war (r/popeyes saw a 390% YoY growth in activity vs. r/ChickFila’s 122% increase).
Recipe sharing remains a staple for food enthusiasts on Reddit with six recipe communities ranked in the top 100 food communities.
Spirits were also a popular category in 2019, with r/homebrewing ranked in the top 10 food communities of the year. There was also a significant growth in YoY activity across a number of spirit-related communities, including r/tequila (+99%), r/whiskey (+52%), r/vodka (+44%), r/bourbon (+27%) and r/winemaking (+16%).
Brandwatch’s Top Issues That Mattered in 2019 on Reddit by Mentions
Most Discussed News Topics in 2019
Most Discussed Major Events in 2019
Robert Mueller Hearings
Nancy Pelosi’s Formal Impeachment Announcement
Ongoing Impeachment Inquiry
Jeffrey Epstein Scandal
Most Discussed Presidential Candidates Leading Into 2020 Election
87% YoY increase in subscribers in family/parenting communities.
Expecting parents came to Reddit to discuss, lend support and seek advice in a number of communities, including r/babypumps, r/tryingforababy and r/pregnant, which all ranked in the Top 10 parenting communities of 2019.
Parents on Reddit were looking for baby name inspo in r/namenerds, which saw a 74% increase in YoY subscribers.
overall fitness/wellness community in 2019 and saw a 65% YoY increase in subscribers.
Both r/intermittentfasting and r/Fasting ranked in the top 15 fitness and wellness communities of 2019, with the latter seeing a 99% YoY growth in subscribers. OMAD, a form of intermittent fasting, also saw a gain in popularity on the platform with r/omad increasing its YoY activity by 108% in 2019. The trend was also the third most discussed diet trend on Reddit.
Surprised I don't see more people talking about this, but it's something that literally gets more annoying every week. Obviously the currently popular stuff is easy to find on the best sellers, but what about all the good games that came out a couple of years ago, hell even a couple of months ago? After their launch popularity dies down, they disappear until they go on sale, and even then you have to scroll through another ton of trash that's permanently on sale just to be in the deals section.
I'd do anything for a shovelware-garbage section to filter out all that random crap so I don't have to look at it, it's really just a tacky look for Nintendo to have most of their online store be trashy jpeg mobile games. Ok, done ranting