All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘subreddits’

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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‘Front Page Of The Internet’ Draws From Twice As Many Topics

Reddit, the self-proclaimed “front page of the internet,” announced today that it is doubling the number of default subreddits (sections) to have stories featured on its own front page. These are what appear for logged out users, and as the default categories for new users. They’re bumping it up from twenty-five to fifty. Of course logged in users will get …

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Reddit Gets New Default Subreddits, Boots r/atheism & r/politics

Reddit has just announced that they are changing up the default subreddits – the ones you see on the front page when you’re logged out or if you’ve never taken the time to customize your own list. It’s been nearly two years since reddit has made significant changes to the default subreddits, so it’s a pretty big deal. The changes …

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Reddit Launches Multireddits Beta, Wants You to Make Your Own Front Page

Reddit is taking a small “evolutionary step” today, with the launch of multireddits in beta. Of course, reddit users know that you’ve been able to construct multireddits (pages of multiple subreddits) for years. That involves chaining together a bunch of subreddits in a custom URL, for instance “reddit.com/r/atheism+space+mildlyinteresting+cats” and so on. With the launch of multireddits, reddit wants to make …

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Technology Subreddit Goes Dark In Protest Of CISPA

Last year, all of Reddit went dark in protest of SOPA. It doesn’t look like the site will be doing it again for CISPA, but one of its more popular subreddits will. The popular technology subreddit, which has almost 3 million readers, has gone dark today in protest of CISPA. It’s not like the subreddit has become unavailable, but rather …

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Teacher Accused of Posting Suggestive Photos of Minors on Reddit’s “Creepshots” Subreddit

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 has seen its share of controversy regarding the content of the links posted to the site. Earlier this year, …

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Reddit Launches Bus Tour to “Promote the Open Internet”

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 a post over at the Reddit blog, Reddit GM Erik Martin today announced the Internet 2012 Bus Tour. Martin, Reddit …

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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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EFF Thanks Reddit For Increased Donations

This week on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) Deeplinks blog, the organization put out a special thank you to redditors and friends for a recent surge in donations. Earlier this week a redditor named Hectorial posted a question to the politics subreddit: “Why don’t we form an Internet Freedom Association like the NRA has for firearms?” There was a massive …

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Reddit: No Sexual Content Featuring Minors

Reddit has made an announcement concerning a topic that has hounded the online community for some time now – as of Sunday, they are adding a new overarching rule concerning sexually suggestive content featuring young girls. “Today we are adding another rule,” they said in a blog post. “No suggestive or sexual content featuring minors.” This might make some of …

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