These days Reddit is an internet behemoth that shapes opinion and rapidly spreads news, but sometimes it's easy to forget that it only started up in 2005. In this video, founders Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian explain how the site was born.

You might have heard snippets of the story before—like that fact that it was born out of a failed start-up idea, or that Huffman and Ohanian used fake accounts to fuel the site in the early days—but it's fascinating to listen to the pair talk about the history of the site. The story stretches from their first meeting at college right the way up to present day, and it's well worth ten minutes of your time. [YouTube via Verge]