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  • Which 2016 Presidential Candidates Are Redditors Talking About?

    11/14/2015 12:37:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Upvoted ^ | November 14, 2015 | Joe Vince
    A user charts how many times the full names of contenders from both parties are mentioned in comments. If this 2016 presidential run doesn’t pan out for Bernie Sanders, the Democratic senator from Vermont might want to see about replacing the snoo as Reddit’s corporate mascot....
  • Ellen Pao Out As Reddit CEO

    07/10/2015 3:28:15 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/10/15 | Krishnadev Calamur, Steve Mullis
    Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao has resigned from the company in the wake of an insurrection last week in which moderators shut down many of the site's most popular sections following the still-unexplained dismissal of a popular figure in the site's r/IAmA section. Reddit made the announcement on its website and said Steve Huffman, the founder and original reddit CEO, is returning to the helm. "We are thankful for Ellen's many contributions to reddit and the technology industry generally," the statement said. "She brought focus to chaos, recruited a world-class team of executives, and drove growth. She brought a face...
  • Jesse Jackson Accidentally Says "Al Capone would be Jealous" of his Business Model

    07/03/2015 10:31:52 AM PDT · by rightistight · 10 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/3/15 | Aurelius
    Jesse Jackson held an extremely disastrous interview on Reddit, which hosts events in which its users ask celebrities questions. These are called "AMAs," or "Ask Me Anything." Jackson no doubts regrets the entire AMA, which was met with derision from Reddit's users. However, he might regret the answer to one of the questions the most. At one point in the AMA, Jackson was asked (emphasis mine): Mr. Jackson, You are an immoral, hate-filled race baiter that has figured out how to manipulate the political system for your own gain. You've personally set back race relations year after year and continue...
  • Reddit Revolt Flares Again as AMA Moderator Sacked the Day After a Disastrous Jesse Jackson Q&A

    07/03/2015 10:41:16 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 14 replies
    Breibart | 2 Jul 2015 | Allum Bokhari
    The hugely popular link-sharing site is in a state of virtual lockdown after the volunteers who run some of the sites biggest communities (known as subreddits) went on the digital equivalent of a general strike. This followed the sacking of Victoria Taylor, a popular site admin, after a Reddit Q&A with the Rev. Jesse Jackson went badly for the activist preacher. High-traffic subreddits dedicated to movies, gaming, videos, history, science and art have been voluntarily locked by their moderators as an act of protest against the decision, which they saw as a symptom of an increasingly overbearing management that takes...
  • How a Rally on Reddit Helped Generate Huge Turnout for Sanders in Wisconsin

    07/02/2015 3:46:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Advertising Age ^ | July 2, 2015 | Kate Kaye
    Bernie Sanders and His Significant Presence on Reddit Is Bolstering Grassroots Momentum.On Wednesday, Kenneth Pennington wasn't sitting in front of his computer as he normally would on a weekday afternoon. Instead, the digital director for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign was in Madison, Wisconsin, where later that night thousands of supporters were expected to show up at a rally for the underdog candidate. By the afternoon, more than 9,000 people had RSVP'd to attend the event. "I'm usually the guy behind the computer," Mr. Pennington said over the phone, noting he hoped sound system testing wouldn't disrupt the call. It's...
  • Dylann "Reddit" Roof

    06/21/2015 9:08:09 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies
    Captain Capitalism ^ | 6/19/15 | Aaron Clarey
    Dylann "Reddit" Roof Turns out Dylann Roof was an active member and contributor to Reddit. Not that that means anything or somehow means Reddit is a "bad" thing. But it does provide an additional little bit of evidence to a theory I've been unintentionally developing over time - that various discussion forums and social media outlets are serving not just as safe havens, but accelerants to cultists and psychopaths to form. Imagine back in the day you were just your ordinary psychopath. You were a loser, a loner, and aside from your job that barely kept you alive, you had...
  • Judge OKs punitive damages in California gender bias case

    03/21/2015 7:26:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies ^ | March 21, 2015 | LISA LEFF
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A California trial judge ruled Saturday that a woman suing a Silicon Valley venture capital firm in a high-profile gender bias case may seek punitive damages that could add tens of millions of dollars to the $16 million in lost wages and bonuses she is pursuing. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn denied a request by lawyers for Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to have Ellen Pao's demand for unspecified punitive damages thrown out. Pao, the interim CEO of the news and social networking site Reddit, claims she was passed over for a promotion at...
  • Terrorists are leaving secret messages in porn and on websites like eBay and Reddit to communicate

    03/01/2015 4:38:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/01/15 | Belinda Robinson
    Terrorists are leaving secret messages in porn and on websites like eBay and Reddit to communicate with each other and plan future attacks, new book claims Terrorists have developed several new techniques to communicate with each online by leaving coded messages on websites like eBay and Reddit, claims a new book. The shocking discovery made by intelligence officers and code breakers in Israel, Britain and the United States revealed that seemingly innocuous chats are often much more, according to new sections in the book Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad. Code breakers found that al-Qaeda is now using...
  • Obama Sent Reddit a Hand-Written Note to Thank Users for Net Neutrality Push

    02/26/2015 6:31:10 PM PST · by PROCON · 79 replies
    mediaite ^ | Feb. 26, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    "Thanks Redditors! Wish I could upvote every one of you for helping to keep the internet open and free." Obama While you were all engrossed by CPAC and rampant llamas, the Federal Communications Commission today voted in favor of new net neutrality regulations that, if fully implemented, would mean internet service providers could not discriminate in which sites and services customers would get access to. Websites like Reddit were at the forefront of net neutrality advocacy, and President Obama even voiced support of it months ago. So today, the president actually thanked Reddit directly in this hand-written note:
  • Mom irate when 2nd grade teacher refuses vagina cookies

    09/27/2014 1:12:12 PM PDT · by tje · 80 replies
    SF Gate ^ | September 24 at 10:03am | Amy Graff
    A mother whos being called Autumn Lily Speaker on Reddit was supposedly outraged when her daughters second-grade teacher refused to serve students a tray of vagina cookies. Reddit user JPStudly is friends with the teacher and shared her first-person account in a post published two days ago. With only a screen shot of an email and no real names or locations, the story seems far-fetched but its exploding on Reddit with over 4,000 comments. Angry Feminist Vagina Cookie Mom is quickly becoming the latest viral sensation. behaved well that week.
  • This Guy Was Exploring His Grandpas Attic. What He Found Is Mysteriously AwesomeWhoa.

    01/19/2014 3:05:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Viral Nova ^ | January 18, 2014
    To most people, attics are just extra space in some houses that hold insulation and bits of dust. But, if you look closely enough, most attics have treasures tucked away inside them, forgotten in the years. One Reddit user, while exploring his grandfathers attic for hidden goodies, stumbled across this medical chest. Its a piece of history.
  • Reddit bans comments from global warming skeptics

    12/19/2013 9:21:55 AM PST · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 18, 2013 | Giuseppe Macri
    A content editor on Reddits science forum wrote Monday that the site has banned climate-change skeptics, and asks why more news outlets havent done the same. About a year ago, we moderators became increasingly stringent with deniers, Reddit content editor Nathan Allen wrote in grist. When a potentially controversial submission was posted, a warning would be issued stating the rules for comments (most importantly that your comment isnt a conspiracy theory) and advising that further violations of the rules could result in the commenter being banned from the forum. Allen explains that climate change became an ironically heated topic among...
  • Warmist fundamentalists ban dissent

    12/19/2013 7:16:27 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/19/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    First the Los Angeles Times, and now the popular website Reddit have banned critical comments on global warming orthodoxy in responses to their articles. Giuseppe Macri of The Daily Caller reports.
  • Documents show Secret Service kept tab of Swartz

    08/13/2013 10:48:00 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 23 replies
    U.S. Secret Service documents show that the agency played a key role in the investigation of free-information activist Aaron Swartz and watched his case closely until he committed suicide.
  • Man Confesses Statutory Rape On Reddit, Readers Make Him Regret It

    08/08/2013 12:54:45 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 08/07/2013 | By Jonathan Wolfe
    People use Reddit to discuss all sorts of topics. Many discussions are lighthearted, others are serious, and some are dark. A recent post by Redditor Pilot94 falls into the latter category. Posting to the r/OffMyChest section of the site, Pilot94 wrote a post titled “I should be in prison.” As noted by Gawker, the post starts with some background information: the author was a military child who’d moved all around the world. His family then settled in a small Texas town. The author reconnected with his fifth grade crush, and they started to date. After three months, she cheated on...
  • Members of Liberal Site Calls for Jewish "Extermination," Unironically Proclaim Israel to be "Nazis"

    01/16/2013 4:00:45 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 8 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/16/13 | Aurelius
    Liberals on the popular liberal website Reddit were up in arms Tuesday night, calling for the death of Jews in response to a YouTube video. The video, which purports to show a small group of racist Israelis, inspired the ire of thousands of Redditors. The top comment on the article, receiving at the time of writing this article, has nearly half a thousand "upvotes," which shows approval of hundreds of users. It reads "Israel: Nazi Germany." In agreement, various users posted messages, including, "PLEASE STOP FUNDING THIS PIECE OF S*** COUNTRY!" An example of the average comment on the thread...
  • Reddit co-founder commits suicide

    01/12/2013 6:03:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1-12-13 | REBECCA HARSHBARGER and NATALIE O'NEILL
    Swartz helped create Reddit and drafted an early version of the RSS format, a Web feed that syndicates popular headlines. Friends yesterday called him a prolific intellectual and a computer geek legend who had long suffered from depression. We have lost someone today who had more work to do and who made the world a better place, his pal Cory Doctorow wrote on the blog Biong Boing. Swartz was also an avid Internet activist, who pushed to make web files open to the public. He opposed the Stop Online Piracy Act, which keeps hackers from swiping web...
  • Internet activist Aaron Swartz commits suicide

    01/12/2013 9:55:20 AM PST · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    CNET ^ | January 12, 2013 | Charles Cooper
    Computer activist Aaron H. Swartz committed suicide in New York City yesterday. The news was first reported by the MIT newspaper The Tech, citing both his uncle and his attorney. Swartz was 26.
  • Reddit Sleuths In Action: Highlight How Obama Answered A 'Planted' Question

    08/31/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Gomez · 5 replies
    We were a bit disappointed in how President Obama handled his recent Reddit AMA, giving mostly canned politician's answers to a community that tends to expect a bit more human emotion. It was no Woody Harrelson debacle, but it did seem like a missed opportunity. And, now, some Redditors are suggesting that parts of it were actually stage. Some internet sleuthing pointed out that among the only 10 questions that Obama chose to answer (out of hundreds that were asked almost immediately) was one from someone who appears to have been planted by the administration. The evidence: Profile created mere...
  • Five key senators abandon online piracy bills amid Web protests

    01/18/2012 3:08:55 PM PST · by abb · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2012 | Brendan Sasso and Gautham Nagesh
    Congressional support for controversial online piracy legislation eroded dramatically on Wednesday in the face of an unprecedented online protest supported by tech titans such as Google, Wikipedia and Facebook. Several key senators withdrew their support from the Senate's Protect IP Act (PIPA), including Tea Party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), an elected member of his party's leadership. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who leads the Senate GOP's campaign team, said the legislation should be put on hold, while Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a sponsor and the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, retreated from the...
  • Feds: Harvard fellow hacked millions of papers

    07/19/2011 2:15:04 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, July 19, 2011 4:33 PM EDT | JAY LINDSAY
    BOSTON (AP) A Harvard University fellow who was studying ethics was charged with hacking into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's computer network to steal nearly 5 million academic articles. Aaron Swartz, 24, of Cambridge, was accused of stealing the documents from JSTOR, a popular research subscription service that offers digitized copies of more than 1,000 academic journals and documents, some dating back to the 17th century. In an indictment released Tuesday, prosecutors say Swartz stole 4.8 million articles between September 2010 and January after breaking into a computer wiring closet on MIT's campus. Swartz, then a student at the...
  • Tea Party movement full of racists and conspiracists according to FOX poll (FreeRepublic featured)

    02/13/2010 8:04:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 1,699+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 12, 2010 | Jimmy Orr
    Yesterday we told you about a poll that showed Gumby -- theoretically -- locked in a tie against President Obama in the 2012 presidential election. Today, another interesting poll... How would you describe the Tea Party movement? Well, if you went to MSNBC you'd probably find something unflattering. Over at FOX News, on the other hand, you'd expect to see something quite positive about the group. That's what makes a poll on the FOX News website stand out. Who are you? FOX asked its visitors: What do you think the tea party movement is about? Of the nearly quarter million...
  • Reddit Loonies Hijack FoxNews Poll

    02/10/2010 11:23:03 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 34 replies · 9,275+ views
    Reddit ^ | 02-10-10 | Stoutcat
    From Reddit: "Fox News Poll: 'What Do You Think Tea Party Movement Is About?' 'Fruitless mix of racism, conspiracy theories' is one of the choices. You know what to do. Can we out-vote the fruits and nuts on Reddit?
  • Reddit is permitting Ahmadinejad's agents to vilify Jews, pass Iranian propaganda

    02/05/2008 2:56:12 AM PST · by idov · 613+ views ^ | Feb. 3, 2008 | idov
    Reddit has become the gathering place of the anti-Semites of the world on the mainstream Internet. Anything goes. No smear of Jews or Israel no matter how gross the lie is turned away. But operatives of one site,, who recycle the same incendiary videos against Israel every few months, are not ordinary citizens with a gripe against Jews or Israel. They work for Iran. Reddit is supposed to be "what's new on the web" but videos and other material they post go back even to the 1980s. They also publicize military information from Iran that they want the...
  • Conservative User Voted News Site Undergoes Major Updates - Right Bump

    05/10/2007 2:42:37 PM PDT · by Ron Williams · 1 replies · 401+ views
    Right Bump, a site that works like digg, but is for conservatives only, has updated, redesigned, and re-implemented some of there previously broken or removed features.