The world has a love/hate relationship with Reddit, the "front page of the Internet," as it's known.

If you're anything like myself, you'll refresh Reddit's front page a dozen times between dawn and dusk, if not more. It's worse than a Facebook addiction, I know. Much of what's posted on the site could fall under the "mindless entertainment" category, but just as much of the content could turn out to be educational, if not motivational. Reddit has its controversial content that has earned a lot of criticism, like the now-banned subreddits (communities within Reddit) r/Creepshots and r/Jailbait, which became online libraries of thousands of photographs of underage girls. Most recently, Reddit users received criticism for their involvement in the leaks of celebrity nude photos dubbed, "The Fappening." 

For many people, these events might have been their only exposure to the site—but there's a lot more to it than that. We've gathered some of the biggest and most interesting posts in Reddit history so you can acquaint yourself with the site and its community.