Reddit Articles

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…

Cheezburger Network Offers to Buy Reddit

Ben Huh, who runs the Cheezburger Network, has offered to buy Reddit. This comes after Condé Nast, which owns Reddit, rejected Prop 19 ads on the site (Facebook also rejected them).

Yesterday, Reddit posted the following message:

Reddit Taking Donations for Reddit Gold (and Gettting Them)

Update: Reddit is already calling the effort a triumph and says, "We’re getting a much-needed cash infusion."

Reddit Launches Video Site
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Reddit has launched a new video site called Reddit TV (located at Reddit.tv). The site pulls videos from the "what’s hot" section of Reddit and places them into a video-dedicated site organized by channel.

Reddit Turns Half-Life Meme Into CERN Gift
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CERN will receive a wrecking bar from Reddit on behalf of its user community, a love of the game Half-Life, and a cheeky sense of humor.

Reddit Hits The Vids With YourWeek
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Social media site Reddit stepped in front of the camera with their long-awaited venture, YourWeek, with content driven by Reddit’s users.

Make Your Own Reddit

Digg fans have always had the option of creating their own version of the site, thanks to Pligg.

Now Reddit fans are going to get the opportunity to create their own personal version of the popular social voting site.

OMG, Fark To Trademark NSFW
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A trademark registration filed on behalf of Fark.com’s owner Drew Curtis generated plenty of attention when news of it hit social media sites.

YouTube Account Shut Down Over Police Brutality

Reuters writes:

The video-sharing Web site YouTube has suspended the account of a prominent Egyptian anti-torture activist who posted videos of what he said was brutal behaviour by some Egyptian policemen, the activist said.

Wael Abbas said close to 100 images (sic) he had sent to YouTube were no longer accessible, including clips depicting purported police brutality, voting irregularities and anti-government demonstrations.

Social News Site Launches In Private Beta

Social media Website Mixx, launched today in private beta. The customizable site brings together a combination of user-recommended news articles, videos and images, social networking and personalization tools.

The Loss of Reddit

Reddit and I go way, way back.

I was there when Alexis and Steve presented the early idea (and a working application) at one of the early Web Innovator’s meetups in a small, cramped bar in Kendall Square, Cambridge.

Several months later, there was a startup meetup at MIT.  I was one of three groups presenting at a startup gathering at MIT.  The guys from Reddit spoke right after me.

BlinkList Closes Eyes For Over 20 Hours
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It’s nice to have a popular site, but if the popularity becomes overwhelming, the owner will (temporarily) be left without a site at all.  According to a new Royal Pingdom survey, that may be what happened to the people at BlinkList.

Blog Post Knocks $4 billion off Apple Market Cap

A supposedly false-alarm that Apple’s Leopard (their next OS) and their much-talked-gadget-phone iPhone being delayed, caused their stock to nose-dive knocking over $4 billion off their Market Cap. This is indeed a phenomenal development in the Blogosphere – a blog article can have that fundamental effect in the real work and real money.

Tired of Digg & Reddit?

One of the great things about Web 2.0 is that when you get tired for what ever reason of a site, it is usually simple to roll your own site to meet your needs, and probably the needs of many other people.