Three things that Reddit did right during the Boston bombings and why that matters

Three things that Reddit did right during the Boston bombings and why that matters

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New Although mainstream media outlets like CNN and the New York Post have come under plenty of fire for the way they handled information during the Boston bombings (Reuters even fired one of its social-media editors), much of the attention has focused on what Reddit got wrong — in part because...
Three things that Reddit did right during the Boston bombings and why that matters
                                       

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