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Growth of Subreddits

As of September 2018, there were 892 million comments for the year so far, spread out over 355,939 subreddits. Here's how it got to this point. Read More

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The Guardian analyzes 70m comments, unearthing online abuse

Online comments are an odd entity that can get out of hand quickly, and it only takes one or two sour comments to sully an entire thread. To shed some light on the dark side of online commenting, the Guardian commissioned research for their own archive of 70 million comments. Although the majority of our regular opinion writers are white men, we found that those who experienced the highest levels...

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Download data for 1.7 billion Reddit comments

There's been all sorts of weird stuff going on at Reddit lately, but who's got time for that when you can download 1.6 billion comments left on Reddit, since 2007 through May 2015? This is an archive of Reddit comments from October of 2007 until May of 2015 (complete month). This reflects 14 months of work and a lot of API calls. This dataset includes nearly every publicly available Reddit...

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