When we are working at the office, sometimes we feel bored. Then, we think of browsing some entertainment websites such as Reddit. However, some offices and maybe your office restrict the use of office computers to browse any entertainment sites. So, how to be able to access Reddit at school or work without having to get caught by anyone?
How To Browse Reddit Using MSOutlookit
Well, have you ever heard about MSOutlookit? It is a free to use web application which can help you to be able to browse Reddit secretly from your workplace or school. This app will change the Reddit interface into something which looks like Microsoft Outlook. When you access the site, you will be able to see the contents of Reddit but the look will be like emails to anybody who looks at your screen. It will show the username, title and score of each post. If you want to jump from one category of posts to the next, you have to use the Outlook Email Folders which are present in the bottom left of the interface.
You are able to click on a category name in this folders list which populates the center email section with the relevant Reddit posts. Click on any post if you want to open it in the email reading interface. On the top of the email, there will be a link which appears beside the ‘+’ icon. If you click the main link, it will make the image of the post appear in the email.
In the previous versions of the app, you were able to vote on posts and even you were able to write replies to post comments by clicking on the Reply link beside post comments. Unfortunately, now these voting and replying features are disabled since the developer took down his server to the application. Now, if you try to vote or reply through it, you will get a green error message.
You are able to explore other popular subreddits with MSOutlookit. You are able to do that by choosing the New option up top and then you have to type in ‘subreddit subredditname’ and you have to make sure that you type it without any brackets or quotes or even + sign. You have to type in it into the To Field and then you can press the Send button. Let’s take an example. You may want to add r/todayilearned so the thing that you have to type in there is this: subreddit todayilearned.
So, if you are now at work but you feel bored and need some breaks by visiting Reddit, then you are able to go to MSOutlookit to open Reddit without having to get caught by others. But, if you are a student who is at school, it is better for you not to access it when you are studying with your teacher since you need to focus on your study. You can try to access Reddit with this app when you have a break at school or when there is no teacher at your class.
You may wonder who is the inventor of this app. Well, he is Peter Cottle. He makes this incognito version of Reddit to make people able to access the site without having to get caught by others. From a source, it is known tha Peter Cottle is 22 years old and he begins a job at Facebook. For your information, it is not his first effort to free Reddit users from the cage of full time employment. He has other creations including MSWorddit which can turn Reddit into an MSWord Document. However, MSOutlookit is more devilishly-designed.
How to Unblock Reddit
In some countries, Reddit is blocked. So, people in those countries cannot access Reddit. However, if you stay in a certain country where Reddit is blocked, you do not be sad because you cannot access Reddit there. Do you know that there is a tool that you can use for unblocking Reddit? Well, the tool is VPN, Virtual Private Network. It will tunnel you through another network in another location in the world. With it, you are not only able to access the sites that you want but also it will mask what you are browsing from your ISP provider.
There are some VPN options that are reputable and fast such as TunnelBear and ExpressVPN. You can find the free VPN however if you choose the free one, your data usage or speed may be limited. So, it is recommended for you to choose the paid VPN which costs around $5 to $10 USD.
If you think that VPN is not an option for you and you want another solution, you are able to try accessing alternative IP addresses if your ISP has not blocked them. When you access a site, you will contact the DNS or Domain Name System server to request for the IP address. Let’s say that you are contacting google.com, then your computer will get 188.8.131.52 which will be used to access the site.
A lot of people access Reddit to find some information. There, you are able to find any information like about games, IT and many more. But, what is Reddit actually? Well, it is an American social news aggregation, discussion website and web content rating. Members who are registered can submit content to the site such as text posts, links and images. Then, these contents can be voted up or down by other members.
Quoted from Wikipedia, in the Reddit site, posts are organized by subject into user-created boards named subreddits which cover a variety of topics such as science, news, politics, video games, books, sports, fitness, pets, cooking, image sharing, and movies.
For your information, as of October 2020, Reddit got rank as the 17th-most-visited website in the world and 7th most visited website in the US and it is according to Alexa Internet. About 40.9% of its user base comes from the United States and then it is followed by the United Kingdom at 10.0% and Canada at 5.2%.
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