Find the Best Time to Post on Reddit and Win the Internet
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Felipe Hoffa has created a cheatsheet for Redditors who want to make top posts. The chart breaks down the peak times to post by hour and subreddit.
The most popular subreddit Hoffa tracks is /r/funny. If you’re looking to get the most points on the most popular subreddit here, get in early. Funny peaks at 10 a.m., but the traction really begins at 7 a.m. For those looking in search of an easy internet win, though, try the weakest subreddit, /r/ReactionGifs, at its 9 a.m. peak.
Maybe you’re not an early riser. You just want to finish your work day and get on Reddit as soon as you’re home. Check out /r/BlackPeopleTwitter, the only of Hoffa’s subreddits that first peaks in the evening — at 6 p.m.
If you’re up late and not funny — seriously, /r/funny is always on top — try /r/AdviceAnimals for a respectable 57 points at 3 a.m., evidently the point in the day when animals make more sense than people.
Overall, Hoffa’s chart reveals we use Reddit the most in the morning and, likely, at work. The peak total for 7 a.m. is 2,227 and it doesn’t dip below that again until 5 p.m. (i.e., the work day). Some of that is people using Reddit for news. Others just want to reveal some embarrassing thoughts from that morning’s shower. It’s a fun chart for anybody who likes to hack the internet.