All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Reddit’

You Can Now Buy Reddit Gold with Bitcoin, Credit Cards

Starting today, you can purchase reddit gol in two new ways: Bitcoin and Credit Card. Previously, reddit users who wanted to upgrade could only used PayPal or Google Wallet. “We’re using Coinbase as our bitcoin payment processor and Stripe for credit cards. Right now we’re only accepting credit card payments from the US and Canada, but bitcoin payments can be …

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No, Bill Gates Won’t Give You $5,000 to Share a Photo (Facebook Hoax)

There’s a new viral share hoax going around Facebook involving a photo of Bill Gates. “Hey Facebook, As some of you may know, I’m Bill Gates. If you click that share link, I will give you $5,000. I always deliver, I mean, I brought your Windows XP, right?” says a sign in the hands of the Microsoft founder. The photo …

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Applebee’s Waitress Fired Over Receipt On Reddit

The Applebee’s waitress who posted a customer’s check on Reddit because of a note explaining why there was no tip has been fired, and the company has posted a lengthy explanation of the story and their decision on Facebook. The waitress, identified as Chelsea, says she thought it was funny when she found the guest check on the table with …

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Bill Gates Wants You to Bing It On. Seriously.

Bill Gates has just finished up his first-ever reddit AMA, answering users’ questions for just under one hour. Among the topics of discussion included Microsoft, coding, his wealth, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, vaccines, and yes, Bing. Replying to question “Do you guys really use Bing? I mean seriously?” Gates had this to say: Seriously Bing is the better …

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren Publishes Revised Aaron’s Law After Receiving Input From Reddit

After the suicide of Aaron Swartz in early January, Rep. Zoe Lofgren got to work on an amendment to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to prevent another tragedy like Swartz’ from happening again. That original amendment was submitted to Reddit and the Internet at large to help her fine tune it before submitting it to the House Judiciary Committee. …

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Obese Guy That Made Impassioned YouTube Plea Is Down 300+ lbs

About 11 months ago, a severely obese 23-year-old named Robert Gibbs made an impassioned plea for help on his YouTube channel. “I’m making this video because I don’t know what else to do. I’ve tried losing weight on my own, I’ve tried doing everything possible – been on diets, been hospitalized. And I’ve always done what needed to be done …

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StumbleUpon Subreddit Is Banned, But It Doesn’t Have To Be

Apparently there’s not a lot of interest in StumbleUpon community on reddit, but perhaps that’s because the Stumbleupon subreddit, at /r/stumblupon has been banned. It’s nothing new. The subreddit has actually been banned for quite some time, and if anyone cares enough, they can probably get it going again. So, in hopes that this article reaches the hardcore StumbleUpon users, …

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Reddit Releases AMA Stats, and Actors Dominate

Reddit has a big 2012. Really big. Like, 37 billion pageviews big. The site has made its way from simply a popular site among the internet community to mega-popular site among the internet community that also gets talked about on CNN. Sarcasm aside, it’s hard to go a week these days without a major story that has some sort of …

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EFF Joins r/Gaymers’ Fight Against Trademark Holder

One reddit community, with the help of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is taking on a trademark holder who they say was wrongfully granted a trademark registration for a term that belongs in the public domain. Gaymer is a broad term used to describe members of the LGBT community, who also happen to be avid gamers. The terms has been around …

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Aaron Swartz’ Loved Ones: Suicide Product Of Justice System

As you may know, Aaron Swartz, who developed RSS 1.0 and founded Infogami, which merged with reddit in the popular social news site’s early days, was found dead after hanging himself at 26 years old. Swartz had been in some legal trouble, after being arrested in 2011 for allegedly downloading millions of documents from JSTOR with intent to distribute them. …

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Aaron Swartz Found Dead After Committing Suicide

Aaron Swartz, who is credited with developing RSS 1.0, and founding Infogami, which merged with Reddit in the popular site’s early days, was found dead in a Brooklyn apartment. According to various reports, police say he committed suicide by hanging. He was only 26 years old. In 2011, Swartz was arrested for the alleged systematic downloading of millions of documents …

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Nicolas Cage Turns 49, Reddit Celebrates Their OneTrueGod

If you spend a little while on reddit (or browse AllReddits), you’re bound to come across a strange subreddit or two. Some of them are awful, just awful. They know who they are. Some are wonderful (I just landed on r/fiftyfifty yesterday, it’s like flipping a coin with the devil). And some, well, some are indescribably wonderful for reasons you …

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