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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

  • Meet Reddit’s New CEO: Facebook Alum / Quora Star Yishan ‘Sparklepants’ Wong

    Meet Reddit’s New CEO: Facebook Alum / Quora Star Yishan ‘Sparklepants’ Wong

    The front page of the Internet, also known as the social news community Reddit had seen its fair share of ups and downs over the years, but in September of last year, many in its community saw a silver lining when its owner, Conde Nast, spun it out as a standalone site, and recruited co-founder Alexis Ohanian to sit on its new board of directors. As it so happens, when Reddit became a… Read More

  • WTF
    A Christmas Miracle! Facebook Chat (Kind Of) Supports Extended Rage Faces

    A Christmas Miracle! Facebook Chat (Kind Of) Supports Extended Rage Faces

    First, if you want to get right down to it, here are the codes you type into Facebook chat to get various faces: Poker face [[129627277060203]]
    Forever Alone [[227644903931785]]
    OK guy [[100002752520227]]
    Me Gusta [[164413893600463]]
    Lol guy [[189637151067601]]
    Fuck Yeah [[105387672833401]]
    Problem? [[171108522930776]]
    [[218595638164996]]
    [[100002727365206]] Huzzah! We are truly living in an… Read More

  • The Narwhal Bacons On Your Phone: BaconReader Is A Reddit Reader For Android

    The Narwhal Bacons On Your Phone: BaconReader Is A Reddit Reader For Android

    Folks who use iOS devices can enjoy the fine, fresh flavor of Reddit any time day or night with the official Reddit app. But what about Android users? What are they, chopped bacon? BaconReader is a new Android reader produced by OneLouder. It is, as you’d expect, heavily text-based but it allows you to view your own account and submit news to Reddit as well as browse image links like… Read More

  • Scrolldit: I Heard You Liked Scrolling Reddit So I Put Scrolling In Your Reddit

    Scrolldit: I Heard You Liked Scrolling Reddit So I Put Scrolling In Your Reddit

    Created by a young man named Jonathan Bouman, Scrolldit is a thing that scrolls Reddit for you, thereby allowing you to avoid the hard, hard job of scrolling Reddit. Why, you ask, is this news? Because we like Reddit and it’s really cool. The site essentially takes Reddit feeds (including NSFW ones, hurr hurr hurr) and places them in little boxes that march across the screen. Because… Read More

  • Reddit Evolves Into Reddit Inc., Begins Search For New CEO

    Reddit Evolves Into Reddit Inc., Begins Search For New CEO

    Happy Tuesday after Labor Day everybody! In other news, beloved Internet hangout reddit has spun out of Conde Nast and will become its own independent entity, reddit inc, owned by Conde Nast parent company Advance publications. In a blog post coincidentally enough entitled “Independence,” reddit General Manager Erik Martin implies that the organizational change was due to a… Read More

  • Reddit Acquires Fan-Made Secret Santa Site, RedditGifts

    Reddit Acquires Fan-Made Secret Santa Site, RedditGifts

    After spending far too much time with far too little support from their owners at Condé Nast, Reddit is on a bit of a roll lately. They’ve gone on a handful of hiring sprees this year, moved into a bigger, better office… and now, they’ve made their first acquisition: RedditGifts. For the non-Redditors out there (yeah, yeah, Narwhal bacons at Midnight and all that)… Read More

  • AMA: A Peek Into The Future Of Google Docs

    Earlier today, a handful of members of the Google Docs team announced that they were doing something fairly unusual for employees at a large company: they’re giving members of the popular link-sharing site Reddit a chance to ask them anything (you can find the thread right here). The team has now responded to plenty of questions, offering some insight into where Google’s free… Read More

  • Ohanian on the Impact of Jobs and Investors' Attitudes

    (Founder Stories) Reddit's Alexis Ohanian Bows To "Lord Jobs" And Jabs Investors

    Color gets bashed as being a contributing player to the so called startup bubble and the frat-boy attitude of investors from the Web 1.0 era don’t do much better in this episode of Founder Stories with host Chris Dixon and Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian. In a conversation spanning a variety of topics, you’ll hear Ohanian describe how “Lord Jobs” has… Read More

  • Ohanian's Life Outside of Reddit

    (Founder Stories) From Paul Newman to Paul Graham with Alexis Ohanian (TCTV)

    Alexis Ohanain continues his coversation with Founder Stories host Chris Dixon by discussing some of his activities and interests outside of Reddit. Highlights of their chat include Ohanian telling Dixon he considers Paul Newman, “the OG of social enterprise” and that Newman was the inspiration for Breadpig, Ohanian’s organization that creates “geeky things”… Read More

  • Alexis Ohanian on Starting Reddit

    (Founder Stories) Reddit's Ohanian: What Competition? (TCTV)

    In this episode of Founder Stories with host Chris Dixon, Reddit Founder, Alexis Ohanian takes Dixon back to his college days at the University of Virginia where he and co-founder Steve Huffman bonded over video games and began plotting ways to avoid taking a real job after graduation. Not wanting to be holed-up in a cubicle for 50 years, they submitted an idea to Y Combinator, the idea… Read More

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