All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Reddit’

Snoop Gave the Best Answer in Reddit AMA History Yesterday

If you weren’t on reddit at any point yesterday, you missed a truly great AMA featuring Snoop Dogg Lion. Although his responses were mostly brief, Snoop took a lot of time to answer dozens upon dozens of questions on everything from music, weed, his shift to “Lion,” and video games. There were a lot of gems to come out of …

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TIL How Reddit Was Born [VIDEO]

Before reddit was serving up billions of pageviews and hosting the President of the United States for Q&A sessions, it was just a simple link aggregator being artificially pumped up by its creators. Well, it’s still just a link aggregator, but as you probably know, that narrow definition doesn’t really come close to explaining reddit’s current influence on news and …

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Redskins Take to Reddit as First NFL Team to Schedule Series of AMAs

Reddit AMAs: They’re so hot right now. Everybody’s doing them – Al Gore, the President, Congressmen. Once reserved for brave internet denizens, the reddit Q&A sessions have gone mainstream. Gasp. Figures from the sports world have participated in AMAs before, but today marks the first time that an NFL team has worked with the site for a series of official …

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Rep. Darrell Issa Seeks Input On New Bill From Reddit

Rep. Darell Issa has been one of the few guys in government that Internet freedom fighters actually like. He’s been very outspoken in regards to SOPA, and co-sponsored its alternative – the OPEN Act. He now has a new bill in the works, and wants the Internet to help him craft it. The new bill from Rep. Issa is called …

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren Wants Reddit’s Help In Crafting New Bill

Reddit is something of an unstoppable force on the Internet. The site has attracted the attention of those big and small, and even the President dropped by for an AMA. It’s an incredibly influential site, and one lawmaker wants to leverage that power in crafting a new bill. The Hill reports that Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, the sponsor behind …

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Al Gore Just Finished an AMA; Here’s the Best of It

Reddit, who previously snagged the President of the United States for one of its Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions, has just capped off another interesting Q&A. This time, the guest was former Vice President Al Gore. As would be expected, Gore fielded a variety of questions regarding climate change, energy sources, and his failed 2000 Presidential bid. Here are some …

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A Lot More People Are Using Reddit, And It Needs More Money

Reddit announced in a blog post today that it reached 3.8 billion pageviews and 46 million unique visitors in October. The site continues to see tremendous growth. In August, it was at 3.4 billion pageviews and 42.9 million unique visitors. As reddit grows, however, it also needs money to sustain that growth. CEO Yishan Wong is giving users a choice: …

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Apple No Longer Hiding Samsung Statement On Its UK Site

Apple’s Samsung statement has been the subject of repeated court rulings and Internet mockery. Its the latter that may have changed Apple’s statement once again. CNET is reporting that users on Reddit and Hacker News both pointed out that Apple was hiding its Samsung statement below the fold, if you will, on its UK Web site. Users visiting the site …

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Imgur Launches Major Update, Looks To Rely Less On Sites Like Reddit

Imgur has unveiled its biggest update to date, seeking to make Imgur more of a destination site and less of just a place where people upload photos to share elsewhere (though this shouldn’t be a problem either). “The upgrade means images and memes can spread even faster,” a spokersperson for Imgur tells WebProNews. “Where sharing on Facebook may elicit a …

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Reddit Down for Some Users, Blames “Network-Related Issue”

UPDATE: It appears that a problem with Amazon Web Services EC2 in Northern Virginia. You can check out AWS’ Service Health Dashboard here. Those of you looking to browse reddit right now may be out of luck. That’s because the site is down, and has been for at least a couple of hours. According to Reddit Status on Twitter, the …

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Reddit Challenges Policymakers on the Open Internet, Creating Jobs

This year’s internet blackout and the fights against SOPA and PIPA show that the community of the internet, as diverse and weird as it can be, does have a common intrest in keeping the web open for everyone. Reddit, the popular social news and entertainment website, led the charge for the internet blackout protest and has now embarked on a …

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Teacher Accused of Posting Suggestive Photos of Minors on Reddit’s “Creepshots” Subreddit

On a site that relies on user-submitted content, there’s bound to be some areas that the general public finds distasteful, perverted, or even criminal. When that site is reddit (which generated 3.4 billion pageviews last month), it’s a mathematical certainty. Reddit has seen its share of controversy regarding the content of the links posted to the site. Earlier this year, …

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