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UC Davis Pepper Spraying Cop Is The Internet’s New Favorite Meme UC Davis Pepper Spraying Cop Is The Internet’s New Favorite Meme
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The events that took place on the UC Davis campus a few days ago are pretty hard to watch. But that doesn’t mean that people haven’t taken a good, hard look at the incident. People have drawn parallels to historical …

SOPA Petition Gains Steam, Some Are Less Than Enthusiastic About Its Prospects SOPA Petition Gains Steam, Some Are Less Than Enthusiastic About Its Prospects
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We’ve recently told you about the backlash coming from all angles concerning the Stop Online Piracy Act (PROTECT-IP/E-PARASITE Act), a bill currently being debated in the halls of Congress that many feel would create the “Great Firewall of America.” The …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Participates In Epic Reddit AMA Neil deGrasse Tyson Participates In Epic Reddit AMA

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an author, radio host, TV host, planetarium director and of course, everyone’s favorite current big thinker on life and the universe. The astrophysicist, who is an associate at the American Museum of Natural History, makes regular …

11/11/11 Takes Over The Internet 11/11/11 Takes Over The Internet
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As you’ve probably been told by countless Facebook friends and people you follow on Twitter, today is a once-in-a-century kind of day. And I know what your thinking – it’s the release date for Skyrim. No, no young gamers. I’m …

Rick Perry’s Debate Performance Finds Ridicule On The Internet
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Last night, the Republican primary candidates gathered for one of many debates taking place this election season – this time for the CNBC network. And by all accounts, it wasn’t a great night for Texas Governor Rick Perry. While discussing …

Teaching The English Language With Rage (Comics) Teaching The English Language With Rage (Comics)

Spawned from the depths of 4chan, perfected on the pages of reddit, and now coming to a classroom near you? If you’re unfamiliar with rage comics, think of them as cartoons using an ever-growing set of internet memes. Various faces …

Reddit Going For Guinness World Record With Secret Santa Game Reddit Going For Guinness World Record With Secret Santa Game

This year, reddit is looking to set an official Guinness World Record by hosting the biggest online game of Secret Santa ever. Last year’s Secret Santa had over 17,000 participants from over 90 different countries, which was a record itself. …

Scott Olsen, Marine Vet Injured During #OccupyOakland, Finds Support Online Scott Olsen, Marine Vet Injured During #OccupyOakland, Finds Support Online
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Unless your head has been buried deeply in the sand, you are aware of the #Occupy movements going on all over the world. The movement, responsible for the “we are the 99%” mantra, began in New York with #OccupyWallStreet and …

Rome Sweet Rome, A Story From A Reddit Thread, To Become Feature Film Rome Sweet Rome, A Story From A Reddit Thread, To Become Feature Film
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Who said internet comment threads are a waste of time? Apparently, if you’re creative enough, your musings can become the basis for a major motion picture. Warner Bros. has purchased the rights to “Rome Sweet Rome,” a story about U.S. …

Reddit Shuts Down Controversial /r/jailbait Subreddit Reddit Shuts Down Controversial /r/jailbait Subreddit
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If you aren’t familiar with Reddit, let me attempt to explain it to you in the simplest of terms: Reddit is an online community built around the aggregation of all things internet. This includes news, photos, user-generated content and more, …

No iPhone 5: The Internet Reacts To The New iPhone 4S No iPhone 5: The Internet Reacts To The New iPhone 4S

It’s safe to say that Apple’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” event failed to please a large majority of Apple users, as the internet has been buzzing for the last 24 hours about the iPhone 4S announcement – mainly that it’s not …

Reddit Helped Make Imgur Into a Big Deal Reddit Helped Make Imgur Into a Big Deal

By now, you’ve heard about Facebook having the largest photo library on the web, or at least, you’ve seen the graphic, but have you heard how powerful and viable Reddit has made the Imgur.com image hosting site? If not, you …

Does Social Media Still Suck At Driving Traffic? Does Social Media Still Suck At Driving Traffic?
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About a month ago, a study came out discussing thle top drivers of traffic in relation to Internet traffic. While sites/companies like Google and Yahoo were about where you would expect, social media sites like Twitter and Facebook were lacking. …

Reddit Becomes Independent of Condé Nast Reddit Becomes Independent of Condé Nast

Condé Nast has spun out Reddit as an independent company, though its parent company still owns it all. On the Reddit blog, Erik Martin writes, “This change is all about setting up reddit so that it can better handle future …

Tubmlr and Reddit See Explosive Growth Tubmlr and Reddit See Explosive Growth

There are nearly 28 million blogs on Tubmblr, and that’s up from just 7 million a year ago, according to Pingdom. The firm is sharing some new stats about the popular blogging/social media service. Tumblr is also approaching 10 billion …

McDonald’s Starts Plant A Tree Movement, Reddit Decides To Help McDonald’s Starts Plant A Tree Movement, Reddit Decides To Help

The power of the Internet can be summed quite nicely with the concept of crowdsourcing. Using the Internet to organize like-minded individuals for a common cause–in this case, McDonald’s and their Plant a Tree movement–has caused many different events and …

Netflix Price Increase Infuriates The Interwebs Netflix Price Increase Infuriates The Interwebs
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I’m sure that when the people over at Netflix submitted their blog post about the new prices yesterday, they expected some level of backlash. How could they not? In short, they turned a service that cost $10 into a service …

Reddit Users Help Save Man’s Wedding Reddit Users Help Save Man’s Wedding

Who said the interwebs were only for trolling, stalking and porn? The Reddit community has rallied around one of their own and helped him make this best of a bad situation. About a month ago a Reddit user, BigPapiC-Dog, posted …

Big Reddit Changes Coming? Big Reddit Changes Coming?
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As you may or may not know, I typically watch the domain name purchases of many of the web’s biggest brands online. And I do it on a regular basis. Some of these purchases are interesting to see, and some …

Anonymous Targets The Protect IP Bill Anonymous Targets The Protect IP Bill
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Google is not the only well-known public entity that’s decrying the unfortunate Protect IP bill, a would-be tool of an entertainment industry desperately trying to maintain control over the concept of intellectual property, a muddled subject on the best of …

Digg Users Sure Dig Digg Competitor Reddit
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Update: Digg Founder Kevin Rose has made the following statements on Twitter:

We’re working hard to fix the source diversity part of the digg algorithm, more news soon…

We want to ensure diversity of sources, and we’re working on that now…