We have all probably heard of reddit, if not, it is an entertainment, social networking, and news website where registered community members can submit content. reddit is famous for sharing and possibly leading pop culture, however the website has a subreddit called /Ureddit/, as in University of Reddit, which offers a wide range of academic courses, and with an account, everyone can attend the courses online.
The “university” was established in 2010, when user eawesome3 posted on r/askreddit that the site “should offer classes taught by people with college degrees in an online format”. In the past 5 years Ureddit has grown into a worldwide community, It now features a variety of classes spanning Art, Computer Science,Fun & Games, General Studies, Language, Mathematics & Statistics, Music, Philosophy, Science, and Social Sciences. AS a member, you can participate as a student for free, or, if you have a talent and are willing to dedicate your time, you can become a teacher of your own course.
I think it is a very interesting and useful website for all students, but especially so for us media students. It offers an outstanding example for us to see that how information can be sufficiently shared on the Internet, via the power of social media.