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Digg Founder Kevin Rose Abandons Reddit AMA (But He’s Coming Back, He Says)

Redditors happy to talk to Digg founder Kevin Rose were left hanging Tuesday evening when he failed to answer a single question in his verified AMA session. At around 10 pm EST Tuesday night, Kevin Rose (thekevin on reddit) posted “I am Kevin Rose, Founder or Digg, AMA!.” Hundreds of comments began pouring in, as redditors asked about Digg (past, …

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Redditors Solve the Olympics’ Empty Seat Problem with the Addition of a Cast of Colorful Characters

If you’ve been watching the 2012 London Olympics, you may have noticed something in the background of the fierce competition and compelling personal stories – the lack of spectators. Some competitions (most notably swimming and gymnastics) have been plagued by an empty seat issue, one that is clearly visible to everyone watching coverage around the globe. Well, some creative redditors …

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Humor Site 9GAG Raises $2.8 Million In Funding

I’ve been around the Internet for a while. I find that there are certain Web sites that you don’t mention in polite company less you be laughed out of the room. One of those Web sites is 9GAG. Despite being hugely popular, the guys on Reddit, 4Chan and other purveyors of Internet culture only see them as a petty thief …

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Chick-fil-A’s PR Team May Have Pulled This Laughably Transparent Fake Facebook Account Stunt

Apparently, someone on Chick-fil-A’s PR team really sucks at PR, as this evidence suggests that someone is creating fake Facebook accounts to bolster their position in the midst of the company’s worst public image crisis ever. As you probably remember, Chick-fil-A has been under fire recently for comments made by company president Dan Cathy, in which he said he was …

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Colorado Shooting Coverage On Reddit Is Better Than What You’ll See On TV

The Colorado shooting during The Dark Knight Rises premier is another in a string of tragedies that nobody can really explain. That doesn’t mean the mainstream won’t try. They get their ratings on speculation and blaming everything from video games to music as a way to explain what can’t be explained. You won’t see any actual news beyond a brief …

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Facebook Engineer Tells Reddit Sorry For Blocking Imgur Links, Offers Cute Puppy Pic As Compensation

Redditors are pretty protective of their Imgur. Though they may lambast the free image hosting site every now and then for having a tendency to be down for extended periods of time, redditors know that Imgur is their friend. And reddit is Imgur’s friend as well, as the site recently hit 2 billion pageviews per month. Of course, we can …

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Reddit Reminds Everyone That the Site Only Has a Handful of Rules – So Follow Them

Reddit, the modest community that has grown into one of the leading forces on the interwebs, only has a few rules. That’s because the site admins are proud of the fact that reddit is one to most open platforms for free speech around. Having said that, the admins have decided to remind the community that those rules are important – …

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Facebook Engineer on iOS App: It Needs to Be Faster, and We’re Working on Exactly That

Late last month, a report emerged that said Facebook developers were hard at work building a new iOS app. Of course, Facebook users with iPhones rejoiced – I mean, that app is notoriously slow, clunky, and prone to crashing. Two anonymous sources told the NYTimes’ Bits blog that they were building the app for one thing: Speed. And we felt …

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Reddit Traffic Stats Show Huge Subreddits

Even if you’re only going by Alexa’s numbers, it’s clear Reddit.com is a huge site that garners a ton of traffic on a daily basis. Just consider the impact Reddit had on the Karen Klein donations, reddit’s ability gather a large audience, one that will mobilize for causes deemed worthy, is undeniable. However, just how big is reddit, and, more …

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May July Be Forever Known As The Month The Internet Declared Its Independence

There’s a lot of talk of freedom and independence during July, especially in America. It’s the core-founding principle of our nation that every citizen be entitled to their basic human rights – “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Shouldn’t those same basic human rights apply to the new frontier – the Internet? A lot of different organizations and groups …

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Bullied Bus Monitor Receives Over $200K In Donations

This is quite an amazing story. Yesterday a video went viral of Karen Klein, 68 of Greece New York, getting bullied while on the job as a bus monitor for a bunch of middle schoolers. Here is the video and I must warn you, It is very graphic and it will break your heart when you see how brutal and …

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Reddit Responds to Domain Ban Backlash

Yesterday it was reported that some publications began criticizing Reddit, the democratized social sharing forum, for banning certain domains from being posted to its website. The banned domains included respected publications such as The Atlantic and Phys.org. The reason for the domain bans was not made explicit, but it was stated that the banned domains were caught by Reddit moderators …

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