So, yes, internet BS, not a financial market or internation treaty negoatiation or anything else *important* that happens on the 'net.
And yet millions of people get their news from sites like reddit every day. And when mods of "default subs" remove information that makes their ideology look bad, or because it hurts their feelings. Or a site like reddit has a larger impact on society as a whole, then it moves from "internet BS" to "that street corner where everyone talks."
Millions of people get their news from Fox News every day too... Doesn't mean these sites / channels are as important or far-reaching as might appear to some.
This is a mistake I believe us geeks make often. Thinking some site like Reddit (or Slashdot, etc) is really that important and influential _to others_. It's not, sorry.
Walk down the street talking to the average person and no they haven't got their news from Reddit or even know what that site is.... Internet BS indeed