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Here’s President Obama’s Reddit AMA, Just in Case You Missed It

Yesterday, around 4pm ET, reddit started to act a little funny. The front page seemed slow to load, individual pages were bringing back the “over capacity” error message. Something was up. And then, out of nowhere, a link shot to the top of the front page – “I am Barack Obama, President of the United States – AMA.” The Presidential …

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President Obama Taking Your Questions On Reddit At 4:30

President Obama has proven to be a fairly tech savvy guy during his four years in office. He’s taken to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and more. One place I never expected to see the President was on Reddit. You can imagine my surprise today when an AMA featuring the President took the top page on Reddit. Before you think that this …

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Galaxy S III Gets An Amazing Dragon Case That You Can’t Have

The Galaxy S III by Samsung is one of the hottest phones to come out this year. It beat the iPhone 5 to market and will put up some stiff competition this holiday season. Too bad the phones sold in stores will not include the most amazing custom case mod to ever be put on a phone. Our story begins …

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Reddit Just Got More Charitable Thanks To These New Fundraising Options

Reddit announced a pair of new tools for reddit-related fundraising today. One of the tools has already seen a bit of action, and the other is totally new. “For a while now, we’ve been trying to help encourage some additional tools for redditors to be able to collectively raise funds,” says erik [hueypriest] on the reddit blog. “For nonprofit projects …

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Redditors Photoshop the Hell out of Paul Ryan’s Wikipedia Photo

Redditor SiliconC noticed that presumptive Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan’s Wikipedia page features a photo with an “absurdly high resolution” (2,046 × 2,557 pixels). They suggested that shop-happy redditors have a bit of fun with it. And boy, did they. Just another example of how the internet has changed U.S. politics, I guess. First their submission, “Little Face Paul”: (image) …

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How’s That for Karma: Reddit Earns Guinness Record for Largest Online Secret Santa Game

The crown jewel of reddit’s international anonymous gift exchange program redditgifts, the secret santa contest, has just been awarded a Guinness World Record. Reddit first announced their intentions of going for a World Record back in November of 2011. Their secret santa contest from 2010 had over 17,0000 participants from 90 different countries, a record in its own right. But …

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4chan, Purveyor Of Fine Internet Culture, Hits One Billion Posts

With all the attention focused on Reddit and the disappointing Digg reboot, we tend to forget one of the leading pioneers in making the Internet a better/worse place to live. Thanks to 4chan and its often wonderful /b/ board, we were exposed to a lot of firsts. The site just announced that it’s still one of the biggest influences on …

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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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