Reddit is an online bulletin board system that was created in 2005. As a social networking community, reddit is well known for being somewhat radical or liberal where it concerns freedom of the press. Many top scandals have been researched by reddit users, and this makes the website relevant to emerging news topics. By dividing the website into topics, individual topics can foster communities on reddit. The site is closely followed in business news because it provides data about a variety of consumer demographics. Reddit set itself apart in 2011 by buying back their independence as a website from Conde Nast.