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Of all the sites that went dark on Wednesday to protest Congress’ misguided anti-piracy legislation, Reddit was the one I missed most.
Yes, Reddit is big, but did you know how big?
Carl Franzen The machinations of Reddit in the 2012 election cycle have just begun in earnest, with a subgroup of Reddit users (Redditors) raising $15,000 in funding in 48 hours for Rob Zerban , the Democratic challenger running to unseat Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).
You run a large and popular website that distributes news and other content on a variety of topics, but the cost of producing and hosting all of that information is climbing, so you need to find a way to pay the bills.
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Obama's AMA on Reddit
Reddit & Journalism
When two proposed anti-piracy bills SOPA and PIPA looked as if they could become law, social news site Reddit helped organize a large-scale online protest that led lawmakers to table the bills indefinitely . But the activism didn't stop there, and now Redditors are trying to draft legislation of their own. "The Free Internet Act," as the idea has been tentatively named, intends to preempt any future legislation aiming to limit the scope of the Internet or censor content.
Here’s an interesting revelation from Reddit cofounder Steve Huffman: The social news site was built on a lie. Many hundreds of lies, to be more specific, in the form of fake user accounts that Huffman and fellow cofounder Alexis Ohanian used to populate the site in its earliest days. “You would go to Reddit in the early days, the first couple of months and there’d be tons of … fake users,” Huffman says in a video for online educator Udacity.
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On Thursday, President Obama signed up for an “Ask Me Anything” (A.M.A. in geekspeak) session at Reddit, a vast social site that is a staple of digital life for the young and connected, but less well known among grown-ups. The president answered a few benign questions — Michael Jordan is his favorite basketball player! — along with a few tough ones, including a request to explain his administration’s approach to Internet regulation.
Coinbase scored a huge partnership today, as social discovery and discussion site Reddit has just launched an integration that allows its users to pay for “ Reddit Gold ” using bitcoin with Coinbase’s system.