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

Reddit Challenges Policymakers on the Open Internet, Creating Jobs Reddit Challenges Policymakers on the Open Internet, Creating Jobs
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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 …

Teacher Accused of Posting Suggestive Photos of Minors on Reddit’s “Creepshots” Subreddit Teacher Accused of Posting Suggestive Photos of Minors on Reddit’s “Creepshots” Subreddit
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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 Launches Bus Tour to “Promote the Open Internet” Reddit Launches Bus Tour to “Promote the Open Internet”
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Emboldened by the part it played in combating the SOPA legislation earlier this year with an “internet blackout,” Reddit has officially announced that it is taking to the road with a bus tour in support of the open internet. In …

Reddit Hit 3.4 Billion Pageviews in August Reddit Hit 3.4 Billion Pageviews in August
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If you need any more proof that reddit is not to be disregarded (and really, why would you), they’re happy to provide you cold, hard stats. The coldest and hardest of stats – pageview stats. Let’s not beat around the …

Obama Held Sway Over 30% of Reddit During AMA Obama Held Sway Over 30% of Reddit During AMA
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When users logged on and saw the words “I am Barack Obama, President of the United States – AMA” at the top of the front page, they knew that it was an historic occasion for the site. Reddit has been …

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

President Obama Taking Your Questions On Reddit At 4:30 President Obama Taking Your Questions On Reddit At 4:30
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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 …

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

Reddit Just Got More Charitable Thanks To These New Fundraising Options 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 …

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. …

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

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

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

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

Humor Site 9GAG Raises $2.8 Million In Funding Humor Site 9GAG Raises $2.8 Million In Funding
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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 …

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

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

Facebook Engineer Tells Reddit Sorry For Blocking Imgur Links, Offers Cute Puppy Pic As Compensation 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 Reminds Everyone That the Site Only Has a Handful of Rules – So Follow Them 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 …

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