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  • Video: How Reddit Was Born

    Video: How Reddit Was Born

    There are only a few founders that I really like and Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian are two of them. These lads, with their bright-eyed charm and genuinely nice personalities, created Reddit in 2005 with the help of Paul Graham and Y Combinator. This video by ATotalDisruption tells that story quite well and is a must-see for all young entrepreneurs and media types. Read More

  • Reddit CEO Asks Users To Buy Revamped Membership Because Ads Are “One Of The Reasons Digg Failed”

    Reddit CEO Asks Users To Buy Revamped Membership Because Ads Are “One Of The Reasons Digg Failed”

    “We could theoretically load up our pages with ads and probably make enough to cover our costs. However, that would significantly degrade the experience of using the site,” said Reddit CEO Yishan Wong in a post asking users to “Invest in Gold” — the site’s newly enhanced subscription program. If people pay for ad-free Reddit and new Gold features like… Read More

  • Imgur, Now With 1.2B Daily Image Views, Adds New Gallery, Sorting, Reputation Tracking To Its Buzzy Image-Sharing Service

    Imgur, Now With 1.2B Daily Image Views, Adds New Gallery, Sorting, Reputation Tracking To Its Buzzy Image-Sharing Service

    Today, the popular image-sharing platform Imgur is announcing a significant change to its user experience in hopes of increasing the viral potential of its images. In what founder and CEO Alan Schaaf calls “the biggest update” made since launching the site in February 2009, Imgur’s users can now upload their photos directly to the community on Imgur.com via a new icon which… Read More

  • Interview With Reddit Troll, ‘Violentacrez’, On Anderson Cooper [Video]

    Interview With Reddit Troll, ‘Violentacrez’, On Anderson Cooper [Video]

    Notorious smut peddler, “Violentacrez”, gave his first Interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper last night. After being outed by Gawker last week, the 49-year-old softspoken software engineer has lost his job and rekindled a fierce debate over the limits of free speech. “I am to some degree apologizing for what I did,” said Michael Brutsch, “Violentacrez is what… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Surface Team Takes Questions, Talks Up New Tablet On Reddit

    Microsoft’s Surface Team Takes Questions, Talks Up New Tablet On Reddit

    Now that Microsoft has officially announced pricing and availability for its long-awaited Surface tablet (albeit a little early), the time has come to get people worked up about it. Of course, commercials and brief tours of the studio that spawned the device can only offer so much insight — now Surface GM Panos Panay and the rest of the team have taken to Reddit and implored users to… Read More

  • 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