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Reddit launches build your own Reddit beta

SubredditsSocial news service Reddit is about to get a whole lot more social, if that's possible. Like other popular social news/link web sites including Digg and StumbleUpon, Reddit features a long list of user-submitted links to articles, images, videos, and pretty much anything anybody ever thought was useful. Users can vote stories up or down and the top stories are featured on the front page.

It's pretty tough to get a story on the front page of Reddit, but the service offers a number of subcategories, which it calls subreddits. So while the link you submitted with a picture of an entire Star Wars battle scene constructed of Legos might not make the front page of Reddit Proper, you might be able to hit the front page of legos.reddit.com. You know, if that particular subreddit existed.

And pretty soon it might. Reddit has announced the launch of a build your own subreddit feature. Users will be able to create public, restricted, or private reddits that can be shared with the whole world or just a small group of friends. The service is in private beta right now, but should be made publicly available within a week or so. In the meantime, you can apply for the private beta by sending an email to feedback at reddit.com with the subject "omg me please." Seriously, that's how you apply.

[via TechCrunch]

Tags: reddit, social-discovery, social-news, subreddit