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Reddit Announces Android App Beta, New iOS App to Follow

Reddit Announces Android App Beta, New iOS App to Follow

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman announced on the site today that the company is putting out an Android app (in beta) today with a new iOS app to follow. The announcement is just casually noted in a longer post about Reddit in 2016. It talks about issues the site has faced and continues to face. From the post (via TechCrunch): Spam …

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Serena Williams Is Dating Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian, Apparently

Serena Williams and Drake? Nah. Apparently, the tennis superstar has found love in a much more unlikely place – reddit. We turn to US Weekly for the exclusive report. According to the gossip mag, Serena Williams is now dating reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Let’s dive in: Although Williams, 34, was recently linked to Drake, a second source says it was …

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Russia Bans Wikipedia Over Drug Article, Promptly Reverses Course After Edits

Russia Bans Wikipedia Over Drug Article, Promptly Reverses Course After Edits

Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (basically its internet watchdog) has been in the news quite a bit lately. The regulatory body seems to be scouring the web, looking to block certain sites of content it deems harmful – which as of late has all related to drugs. Now, over the past couple …

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Reddit Will Block Content in Certain Countries, Has Already Done So in Germany and Russia

Reddit Will Block Content in Certain Countries, Has Already Done So in Germany and Russia

Reddit has confirmed that it will locally block content if it receives a “valid request from and authorized entity.” The policy confirmation comes after the company blocked a specific thread about growing psychoactive mushrooms in Russia. The country’s Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, Roskomnadzor, temporarily banned reddit earlier in the week. Blocking the specific post …

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Russia Unblocks Reddit After Dustup over Shroom Post

Russia Unblocks Reddit After Dustup over Shroom Post

On Wednesday afternoon, Russia added reddit to its registry of blocked sites. And as of early Thursday morning, reddit has been removed from the blocked sites list. After warning that it was considering it, Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, sent out the order to block reddit on August 12th. The government was …

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Reddit Is Now Banned in Russia

Reddit Is Now Banned in Russia

Well, it looks like they weren’t lying. After warning that it was considering it, Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, has sent out the order to block reddit. Apparently, the government is upset over a post about the “cultivation of narcotic plants.” Officials said they had been trying to get in touch with …

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Infographic Explores What The Reddit AMA Can Teach Us About Marketing

Infographic Explores What The Reddit AMA Can Teach Us About Marketing

The reddit AMA has proven to be a great marketing vehicle for people trying to promote projects they’re involved in, at least for those who are associated with interesting projects (past or present), but what can this Q&A format teach you about marketing in general? A new infographic from Udemy seeks to answer just that. “Online marketing strategies can include …

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Here, Let a Drunk Redditor Explain the Google / Alphabet Thing

Here, Let a Drunk Redditor Explain the Google / Alphabet Thing

You may have heard that Google did some restructuring and is now a part of of a larger company called Alphabet. You may also be a bit confused about the whole thing. Long story short, Larry Page is now the CEO of Alphabet, which now controls Google – but also Nest, Calico, Fiber, and all the other companies that used …

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Russia Threatens to Block Reddit over Drug Post

Russia Threatens to Block Reddit over Drug Post

Russia, which has a history of threatening to block access to certain sites over seemingly ridiculous reasons, is now considering a ban on reddit. The news comes from Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, which posted an update on Russian social media site VKontakte. Apparently, the government is upset over a post about …

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Ashley Madison Hack Might Be a Hoax?

The Ashley Madison hack has put the fear into some people who believed that the company’s “have an affair” offer was safe from prying eyes. When hackers claimed they had collected info on thousands of Ashley Madison subscribers, people scrambled to think up excuses, cover their tails, and figure out how to combat the impending fights with spouses. Hackers released …

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Ashley Madison Victims Are Discussing How To Handle Fallout

Ashley Madison users are nervous. When the famous infidelity website — with the motto “Life Is Short. Have An Affair” — was reportedly hacked. Thousands upon thousands of people had a very bad day. Questions were racing around the Internet, this time as anonymously as possible. What if my spouse finds out I had an Ashley Madison account, even if …

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Note to Fan with Dementia Goes Viral [Pic]

Arnold Schwarzenegger is bringing smiles to faces all around. The Original Terminator was tagged in a recent Reddit post by a fan, who was then shocked and elated that his idol not only answered him back, but sent along a hand-written note for the man’s father. “Terminator 2 was the first movie I saw with my dad in a movie …

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Popular Social Media Sites Lean On Email For User Engagement

Remember the days when it wasn’t uncommon to read an article speculating about whether or not social media would kill email? In fact, if you count the increasingly popular business communication tool Slack, it’s still a subject that comes up. These days, however, it seems like largely social-oriented services are utilizing email more than ever. A couple weeks ago, stories …

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Reddit Unveils New Anti-Harassment Policy, But What Does It Actually Do?

Reddit, a site that’s basically run by volunteer moderators with minimal tinkering from the higher-ups, says it’s going to get more serious about dealing with harassment. “We have been looking closely at the conversations on reddit and at personal safety. We’ve always encouraged freedom of expression by having a mostly hands-off approach to content shared on our site. Volunteer moderators …

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Caroll Spinney: Big Bird Shares Heartbreaking Story During Reddit AMA

Caroll Spinney, a man who’s played a big part of many kids’ lives, recently shared one of the most heartbreaking stories you’ll read on the internet. For the last 46 years, Spinney has made Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch come alive on Sesame Street. He sat down this week for a reddit AMA, in which a users asked him …

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Anna Faris and Peter Quill Get Love from Chris Pratt on Reddit

Anna Faris and husband Chris Prat are a darling couple in Hollywood right now. While Anan Faris is enjoying her own run of success alongside Allison Janney in the sitcom Mom, it is her husband who is blowing up on the big screen lately with Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris may work so …

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Reddit Tries Out An Email Newsletter

Reddit just announced the launch of its first ever email newsletter. It’s called Upvoted Weekly, borrowing the name of its recently launched Upvoted podcast. It’s opt-in (double opt-in, actually) and promises subscribers the “very best of reddit’s content curated, packaged, and delivered to your inbox once a week.” “It’s free and we’ll never spam you,” says the subscription form. “We …

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Add Value To Your Content With Reddit Embeds

Reddit is now letting people embed its comment threads on their websites. They’ve been doing this for a couple of months with a limited number of people while the feature was in beta, but now anyone can embed comment threads from any public subreddit. To use the feature, just go to a comment’s permalink page, click on the “embed” link …

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Reddit Wants No Part of the Next Fappening

Last year, hundreds of nude images of celebrities were stolen off the cloud and passed around various internet channels including 4chan and reddit. The latter, being a much more mainstream community, faced a heavy dose of criticism for allowing multiple subreddits to continue to post the nude images, despite the protestations of many of the celebrities involved. Reddit eventually shut …

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Edward Snowden: I Wish I Would Have Come Forward Sooner

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is currently doing a reddit AMA with journalist Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, the filmmaker who just won an Oscar for her Snowden documentary Citizenfour. Apart from some technical difficulties (mods accidentally banning his primary account), Snowden is giving some pretty thorough answers to users’ questions. Here are some of the best: TheJackal8: Mr. Snowden, if …

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Reddit Is Donating $827K, 10% of Ad Revenue, to Charity

Back in February of 2014, reddit promised that at the end of the year, it would total up its ad revenue and give ten percent of it to charity. Charities, actually – reddit said it would “hold an election” based on community-nominated charities and split the ten percent of ad revenue with ten lucky charities. Well, now’s the time. Reddit …

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Mila Kunis’ Revealing Reddit AMA

Mila Kunis, like so many stars before her, took to Reddit’s AMA (Ask Me Anything) social outlet to let her fans in on what’s going on in her life. We love AMA. We can’t get enough. It’s a personal conversation with the people you admire, and not filtered through media. Mila Kunis was accomodating and amazingly revealing about her life, …

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Reddit Has Never Received a National Security Letter

Reddit has just released its first ever transparency report, detailing governmental requests for user information, content removal requests, and more. What’s striking about reddit’s first report is the low volume of requests – only 55 total user info requests and 218 content removal requests in all of 2014. According to reddit, it complied with 58 percent and 31 percent of …

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Leelah Alcorn: Her Reddit Posts Tell a Haunting Story of Christian Anti-Gay Therapy

When Leelah Alcorn committed suicide, she had already set events in motion that would tell the world why she did it. Rather than a paper suicide note that might be found only by her parents, she set up a Tumblr message that would publish after her death. “If you are reading this, it means that I have committed suicide and …

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Elon Musk to Host Reddit AMA with Focus on Ocean Rocket Landing

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 6, Elon Musk’s SpaceX will attempt to land a rocket on a platform that floating in the Atlantic Ocean. No big deal. And if you want to ask Mr. Musk about that, or presumably anything else about which you’re curious (and there should be a lot), then you should head over to …

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Reddit Had 71.25 Billion Pageviews In 2014

We’ve seen a lot of year-end posts from most of the major Internet companies, but only now are we getting something for reddit. This one is interesting because it actually includes stats for the site. Here’s what reddit is reporting for 2014: 71.25 billion pageviews Over 8 thousand active communities 54.9 million posts and submissions 535 million comments comprised of …

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Reddit Introduces Reddit Notes To Give Back To Community

Back in September, reddit announced that it raised a $50 Million round of funding. At the time, then-CEO Yishan Wong said reddit was thinking about creating a cryptocurrency and making it backed by those shares of the company, and then distributing it to the community. In the months that have passed, they’ve been trying to figure out how best to …

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Cheating Note: Man Rats Out Pregnant Girl Texting Secret Lover at Football Game

A Detroit Lions fan claims that he caught a pregnant woman sitting in front of him at a game recently texting another man while her husband sat there unaware. Rather than mind his own business, the man slipped the unsuspecting hubby a note. The man, who calls himself “Lye” posted to his Facebook account later that day about the incident. …

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Reddit Co-Founder Says the Front Page Is Atrocious

In 2005, Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian co-founded reddit – surely unaware of what the site would become. In a year, reddit would become a Conde Nast property. As of today, reddit is seeing over six billion pageviews a month from nearly 200 million unique visitors. But Huffman’s not too happy with the Front Page or the efforts reddit has …

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Alexis Ohanian Returns to Reddit as Executive Chairman, Yishan Wong Resigns as CEO

Today brings a bit of a shakeup at the top of reddit corporate HQ, as CEO Yishan Wong has resigned his position. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced the news in a blog post, saying that the company is “grateful for his contributions over the last few years, including growing reddit from 35M to 174M, and we have a team in …

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