All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Reddit’

Imgur Aims For Better GIFs With Project GIFV

Imgur, one of the biggest image sharing sites on the Internet (in no small part thanks to reddit), announced a new format for looping GIF videos – GIFV. The company says it is reimagining the looping GIF video thanks to the significance it has to Internet culture. It shows a 50MB GIF, which it converted to 3.4MB file in the …

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Google Now Shows Reddit And Others In ‘News’ Box

Update: According to Danny Sullivan, who spoke with Google about the subject, the “In the News” box is now showing content from additional sources, including reddit, the Yoast blog, and other content deemed newsowrthy. This includes things that are not actually in Google News, but also includes the traditional Google News content. It looks like Google News is now using …

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Jared Leto and Snoop Dogg Invest Big in Reddit

What do Dallas Buyer’s Club star (and Oscar winner) Jared Leto, “Gin and Juice” rapper Snoop Dogg, Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen, Sequoia Capital’s Alfred Lin and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel have in common? They’re all Redditors. And they just joined together to pony up $50 million to give the popular site a capital infusion. Reddit, which bills itself as The …

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Reddit Raises New $50 Million Round Of Funding

Reddit said on Tuesday that it has closed a new $50 million round of outside funding led by Y Combinator President Sam Altman with participation from Sequoia Capital’s Alfred Lin and Andreessen Horowitz’s Marc Andreessen. Other investors mentioned further down in the announcement include Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Paul Buchheit, Jared Leto, Jessica Livingston, Kevin and Julia Hartz, Mariam Naficy, …

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Vagina Cookies Lead to Feminist Flame-Up in Second Grade Class (New Updates)

One of the more fun subreddits to peruse on the popular site Reddit is know by the initials TIFU, which stands for “Today I F*cked Up”. In the category, posters tell stories of major faux pas or unwise moves they or others made that day. You will see things like “TIFU by Showing My Testicle to a Lot of People” …

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“The Fappening” Reddit Might Have Ruined The Internet

What is “The Fappening”? The brilliant name given to the current celebrity nude leak scandal as coined by a group of basement dwellers, men who’ve pretty much admitted to the world that the closest they’ll get to sexual fulfillment is getting off on the humiliation and shaming of famous women. Congratulations. The subreddit named for the gross invasion of privacy …

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Reddit Launches iPhone App Just For AMAs

Reddit announced the launch of the reddit AMA (as me anything) app for iOS – an app built specifically for the popular Q&As that frequently take place on the site. AMAs have been around for about eight years, and have only grown in popularity in that time. These days, celebrities and interesting people engage in them all the time, and …

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Reddit Is Fighting Trolls by Ripping off Their Badges of Honor

Who’s up for a little taxonomy? Let’s take a quick look at what ‘karma’ means to different subsets of redditors. The first distinction is obviously whether or not said user cares about karma (reddit points) at all. Some couldn’t give less of a shit. To them, reddit is about browsing and finding interesting things – it has nothing to do …

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Commence Your ‘Steve Jobs Is Alive’ Theories

You can add Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to the list of dead people that could possibly be alive because they’ve been spotted but are also totally not alive (except in the hearts of fans, of course). Like Biggie, Tupac, Elvis, and Wilford Brimley, Jobs, reportedly deceased since 2011, has been sighted in a foreign country. A redditor posted this selfie …

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Ebola Virus Expert Answers Questions on Reddit

Richard Preston is the author of the non-fiction book “The Hot Zone”, which discusses the origins of several deadly viral diseases in Africa. He is an expert on viruses such as Ebola. His book offered a vision of these viruses that was so terrifying that Stephen King once said the first chapter of the book was “one of the most …

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Marijuana Legalization AMA: NY Times in the Hotseat

Andrew Rosenthal, the editorial page editor of The New York Times, along with David Firestone and Juliet Lapidos, who contributed to a series of New York Times editorials calling on the federal government to lift the ban on marijuana, conducted a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) today. Though they briefly fielded a handful of other topics, they were there specifically …

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Star Trek: William Shatner Is Cooler Than You

William Shatner has the life. He’s had one of those roles that was not only famous for the usual pop culture reasons, but it endeared him to a generation or two as an icon. Shatner’s voice is not just associated with Star Trek, it’s associated with space travel in general. As such, he was recently honored by NASA with a …

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