/r/privacy metrics (Privacy & Freedom in the Information Age)

The intersection of technology, privacy, and freedom in a digital world.




Milestone Date Note
Oct 2, 2020 /r/privacy hits 1 Million subscribers
Sep 7, 2020 /r/privacy enters TOP 400 subreddits
Sep 7, 2020 /r/privacy hits 900K subscribers
Jul 14, 2020 /r/privacy is trending
Trend thread
Mar 8, 2020 /r/privacy hits 700K subscribers
Dec 13, 2019 /r/privacy enters TOP 500 subreddits
Dec 12, 2019 /r/privacy hits 600K subscribers
Aug 12, 2019 /r/privacy hits 500K subscribers
Aug 9, 2019 /r/privacy – the fastest growing non-default reddit of the day
Jul 13, 2019 /r/privacy hits 400K subscribers
Jan 10, 2018 /r/privacy is trending
Trend thread
Nov 7, 2017 /r/privacy is trending
Trend thread
Sep 10, 2017 /r/privacy hits 100K subscribers
May 24, 2017 /r/privacy hits 90K subscribers
Feb 15, 2017 /r/privacy hits 80K subscribers
Nov 8, 2016 /r/privacy hits 70K subscribers
Apr 28, 2016 /r/privacy hits 60K subscribers
Jun 20, 2015 /r/privacy hits 50K subscribers
Oct 17, 2014 /r/privacy hits 40K subscribers
Jan 5, 2014 /r/privacy hits 30K subscribers
Jun 9, 2013 /r/privacy hits 20K subscribers
Nov 30, 2012 /r/privacy enters TOP 1K subreddits
Oct 30, 2012 /r/privacy had 10K subscribers when we started tracking
Mar 21, 2008 /r/privacy is born
Total Subscribers


Subreddit Rank


Average Subscriber Growth

Average daily subscriber growth for the past week, month, and year for /r/privacy.

Weekly Avg. 1,200
Monthly Avg. 1,250
Yearly Avg. 1,309
Average Active Users

The average active users (polled every 2 hours) for the past week and month for /r/privacy.

Weekly Avg. 1,565
Monthly Avg. 1,409
Active Users/Subscriber 0.00108
Users By Time Of Day


Subreddit Growth

How /r/privacy growth compares with growth of 2,464,087 other subreddits.

No. 378 Fastest growing yesterday
No. 358 Fastest growing last 7 days
No. 329 Fastest growing last 30 days
No. 316 Fastest growing last 90 days




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