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  • AMAs, A2As, And The Growth Of Tech-Enabled Political Discourse

    AMAs, A2As, And The Growth Of Tech-Enabled Political Discourse

    Editor’s note: Jon Bischke is a founder of Entelo and is an advisor to several startups. In the interest of full disclosure, the author is a National Co-Chair for Technology for Obama (T4O). You can follow Jon on Twitter here.  It’s election season again and 2012 is likely to be remembered for many things, one of which is the amount of money spent on political advertising. Read More

  • President Barack Obama Joins Reddit, Does An AMA

    President Barack Obama Joins Reddit, Does An AMA

    U.S. President Barack Obama is making an unscheduled appearance on Reddit today. Just a few minutes ago, Obama joined Reddit and is scheduled to host an AMA (Reddit slang for “ask me anything”) session starting at 4:30pm ET. Reddit’s moderators have confirmed that this is indeed legit and the questions from Reddit’s users are already coming in at a rapid pace. Obama… Read More

  • Reddit Gets Two New Donation Options Powered By Crowdtilt And Dwolla

    Reddit Gets Two New Donation Options Powered By Crowdtilt And Dwolla

    Dwolla, the web-based payments platform, and Crowdtilt, the web-based crowdfunding platform, are formalizing Reddit’s capacity to tap into the power of the Internet as a force for good with today’s introduction of reddit Donate and reddit.Crowdtilt.com. To be clear, neither of these are official reddit products, but were built in conjunction with reddit for use by its… Read More

  • Reddit Co-Founder Takes To The Open Road To Support The Open Web

    Reddit Co-Founder Takes To The Open Road To Support The Open Web

    Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and GM Erik Martin are running a $40,000 Indiegogo campaign to fund a bus trip across part of the country (from Kentucky to Denver) in order to talk about the Open Web this political season. The trip aims to “host meetups, highlight candidates who support free and open Internet, get people to sign up to vote, [and] feature local tech jobs.” The trip… Read More

  • New Digg Vs. Reddit Vs. BuzzFeed: Your Mind On Viral Content

    New Digg Vs. Reddit Vs. BuzzFeed: Your Mind On Viral Content

    For three straight days in early August, unintentionally gay porn innuendos of Olympic men’s swimming rained king of traffic on Buzzfeed, the breakout curated newsite of viral content.
    Buzzfeeds closest competitors, Reddit and the newly relaunched Digg, each featured dramatically different stories, from the Syrian rebellion to video game history (and, of course, plenty of cats). For 4… Read More

  • TIL Reddit Just Earned A Guinness World Record For RedditGifts

    TIL Reddit Just Earned A Guinness World Record For RedditGifts

    Reddit AKA the front page of the internet for cat gifs and atheist rage comics just earned a Guinness World Record for largest online Secret Santa game. Over the last three years, RedditGifts facilitated anonymous gift exchanges between 30,025 participants (including Stephen Colbert) in 115 countries. Only the Reddit team gets the award and they’re not sharing it with all the users… Read More

  • Kevin Rose Responds To Reddit AMA: Biggest Digg Regrets, Thoughts On New Digg, More [Video]

    Kevin Rose Responds To Reddit AMA: Biggest Digg Regrets, Thoughts On New Digg, More [Video]

    Last night, I wrote about Kevin Rose not responding to questions on his AMA on Reddit. Rose was at a birthday party last night but has returned to Reddit today and has posted YouTube responses to five Redditers’ questions. After all the coverage on Digg’s sale and Rose personally a few weeks ago and now on the launch of new Digg, it’s very interesting to hear Rose’s… Read More

  • WTF
    Ask Me Anything, Answer Nothing: Kevin Rose’s AMA On Reddit

    Ask Me Anything, Answer Nothing: Kevin Rose’s AMA On Reddit

    Kevin Rose began an AMA on Reddit on Tuesday evening and so far has answered zero questions. To be fair, he said ask me anything. He didn’t promise answers. Users have posted questions like, “What is your biggest regret with Digg?” Read More

  • PR Done Right: Facebook Engineer Apologizes On Reddit For Blocking Imgur Links

    PR Done Right: Facebook Engineer Apologizes On Reddit For Blocking Imgur Links

    Facebook software engineer Matt Jones has taken to Reddit to apologize to users for accidentally blocking popular image hosting site Imgur while working to catch malicious URLs. The image below was posted by Redditer “AmericanDerp” and was upvoted 2,469 times with 663 comments in the past five hours. Read More

  • The Junkman’s Dilemma: How The Internet Has Changed How We See History

    The Junkman’s Dilemma: How The Internet Has Changed How We See History

    Back in in 1999, just as Ebay was coming into bloom, William Gibson wrote a piece on his experiences buying expensive watches online. He called the article My Obsession and it details his youth as a picker in the 1970s. He writes: When I was a young man, traversing the ’70s in whatever post-hippie, pre-slacker mode I could manage, I made a substantial part of my living, such as it was, in… Read More