social news

Reddit CEO talks taking site from ‘dystopian Craigslist’ to ‘the most human place on the internet’

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman took to the site for his "quarterly inquisition," an AMA where he fielded questions from users and moderators. The discussion today focused on empowering mods to do what they

Reddit overhauls upvote algorithm to thwart cheaters and show the site’s true scale

Reddit has just completed a major redo of its scoring algorithm aimed at cracking down on bots and vote brigades while also showing just how big the site has gotten.

Live Broadcasting Is Too Important To Be Left To The Broadcasters

When we founded the mobile live video broadcasting service Bambuser several years ago, we embarked on a mission to democratize live video broadcasting -- something that was available only to media gia

Newsana Combines Reddit’s Community With Expert-Driven Curation To Create A Better Way To Consume The News

During their time with <a target="_blank" href="http://www.jhr.ca/en/">Journalists For Human Rights</a>, Canada's largest media development NGO, Ben Peterson and Jonathan Wong helped train local journ

NBC Links Up With Storify For Real-Time Curated Olympics Coverage Across Today.com And Owned Station Sites

On the heels of a deal with Facebook to promote Olympic <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/11/whats-driving-facebooks-olympics-deal-with-nbc-a-battle-with-twitter-for-tv-presence/">conversat

Twitter Improves Discover Tab To Surface More Interesting Content, Promises To Make It “Magical”

One of the core features of Twitter's redesign last year was the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/08/twittermedia/">addition</a> of the <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/i/discover">Discover

Twitter Acquires, Shuts Down Social News Startup Summify

Summify, a startup that uses social data to create a personalized news digest, just announced that it has been acquired by Twitter. This sounds like a talent acquisition on Twitter's part — in ot

Comunitee: A New Social News Site For Mainstream Readers

Does the world need another social news site? That's the big question about today's launch of <a href="http://www.comunitee.com/">Comunitee</a>, a new beta destination for tracking the news you want t

Evri Comes To iPad With New Topic-Based News Reader

Realtime semantic startup <a href="http://www.evri.com/">Evri</a> is debuting its brand-new <a href="http://www.evri.com/iPad">iPad application</a> today, where it joins the crowded "iPad news magazin

Taptu Receives $3.5 Million in Series B, Will Launch White Label Social News Aggregator Tapform

<a href="http://www.taptu.com/">Taptu</a>, a social media and social search company, announced today its plans to expand beyond its current lineup of mobile apps in order to include a new, white label

LinkedIn Is About To Make Headlines

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/headlines.png" alt="" /> A lot has been written about social news and <a href="http://gigaom.com/2011/02/11/its-facebook-vs-twitter-in-the-ra

Experiments In Realtime News: The Eqentia Streams

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/equentia.png"> When it comes to realtime news, the prevailing wisdom these days is to let your friends tell you what to read through Twitter