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Reddit launches a Midwest bus tour to campaign for the Open Internet, asks for your donations

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After rallying together against US anti-piracy legislation Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) earlier this year, Reddit has announced it will ensure Washington doesn’t try to pull a fast one on Americans again. How exactly does one do that? A bus tour, of course. Next month,...
Reddit launches a Midwest bus tour to campaign for the Open Internet, asks for your donations

Reddit Announces 'The Munchies,' a 4/20 Awards Event Hosted by Snoop Dogg

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(Photo: Flappity) Reddit’s primary stoner subreddit, r/trees, boasts close to 450,000 subscribers and an untold amount of high lurkers. Apparently, even Snoop Dogg (sorry, Snoop Lion) is a fan: the legendary rapper has signed on to help Reddit with its first official “feel good awards event,” appropriately dubbed The Munchies....
Reddit Announces 'The Munchies,' a 4/20 Awards Event Hosted by Snoop Dogg

Reddit, Brought to You by YouTube

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Reddit’s rollout from niche site to Internet-swallowing Mega Meme-Maker continues. This time with help from YouTube, which is paying the Conde Nast spinoff to make “Explain Like I’m Five,” a video miniseries based on one of the site’s “subreddits.” What’s particularly interesting here is that this doesn’t appear to be...
Reddit, Brought to You by YouTube

Obama on Reddit: By the numbers

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President Barack Obama's surprise visit to Reddit on Wednesday drew so many people to the site at once that the Web site had some trouble keeping up with the traffic. Still, even with the site's problems, Obama's half-hour session drew major traffic numbers for Reddit, according to general manager Erik...
Obama on Reddit: By the numbers
Tech industry is well represented on Time’s ’100 Most Influential’ list
Reddit ads will now show up by default for Adblock Plus users

TIME 100 poll goes tech in 2012 with Cook, Bezos, Hoffman, Zuckerberg, Karp, Dorsey, Thiel and more

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TIME magazine has once again fired up its yearly poll to decide on the most influential people in the world, and this year its a full-on tech fest. There are dozens of interesting folks with artists like Adele, activists like AiWeiwei and public figures like Ben Bernanke, but the most interesting bit is how...
TIME 100 poll goes tech in 2012 with Cook, Bezos, Hoffman, Zuckerberg, Karp, Dorsey, Thiel and more

Loving the Alien: How Erik Martin, King Bee of Reddit’s Hive mind, Harnessed the Buzz

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Mr. Martin (Photo: Reddit) The top-scoring link of all time on the social news website Reddit is a post that users were never meant to see at all. It is titled “test post please ignore,” but almost 27,000 Redditors found it so amusing that they voted it up. That is...
Loving the Alien: How Erik Martin, King Bee of Reddit’s Hive mind, Harnessed the Buzz

IAmA Community-Focused Innovator: The Secret To Reddit's Success

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Fresh from its own presidential moment, Reddit is hitting the road on a tech-finding, community-building mission. Here, Alexis Ohanian and Erik Martin talk about the key to Reddit's culture....
IAmA Community-Focused Innovator: The Secret To Reddit's Success
The Internet Puts Up A Billboard In Front Of Lamar Smith's Office: Don't Mess With The Internet
Reddit owns up to its part in spreading misinformation about the Boston bombings
Reddit temporarily bans links to 'The Atlantic,' 'Phys.org,' 'Businessweek,' and others after spamming violations

Reddit Hires Former Kleiner Perkins Partner Ellen Pao to Work on 'Strategic Partnerships'

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(Photo: Kleiner Perkins) Kleiner Perkins partner Ellen Pao, who made headlines last year for suing the company in a widely publicized gender discrimination suit, is gainfully employed once more. After reportedly being fired from KPCB in October 2012, she has now taken a gig at community site Reddit, where she’ll be “helping...
Reddit Hires Former Kleiner Perkins Partner Ellen Pao to Work on 'Strategic Partnerships'

Reddit's secret Santa game breaks world records: 58,502 participants spent nearly $2 million on gifts

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Leave it to the community of Reddit to blow our minds with Christmas cheer: the site has brought back its ”Secret Santa” game from last year, this time shattering world records with 58,502 participants spending a total of $1,813,197 on gifts so far. Reddit, which last month saw 3.8 billion pageviews from more...
Reddit's secret Santa game breaks world records: 58,502 participants spent nearly $2 million on gifts

International Business Times Attempts Reddit Glossary, Gets One Term Wrong

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Really, IBT? (alltheragefaces.com) Reddit General Manager Erik Martin pointed us to an especially funny error in the International Business Times today. The online global business newspaper ran a servicey article for the Olds, with definitions of some of the weird acronyms users of the social news site Reddit use to communicate...
International Business Times Attempts Reddit Glossary, Gets One Term Wrong

Reddit lifts its ban on "The Atlantic"

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The Atlantic has returned to Reddit. A month after the social news site kicked out the news magazine and dozens of other sites --including Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Discovery News--for spam, Reddit has welcomed many back into the warm embrace of its monster traffic, with little fanfare. Organized spamming has...
Reddit lifts its ban on "The Atlantic"

Reddit Debuts Original YouTube Series

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The new series is based off the popular thread "explain like I'm five." Just in case you need another reason to visit Reddit: The popular online community became the latest site to debut its own original programming on Monday, posting the first three episodes of its new web series...
Reddit Debuts Original YouTube Series

Reddit CEO in Memo Leaked to Gawker: 'We are Not Going to Ban Distasteful Subreddits'

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(Photo: Reddit) As the story of notorious Reddit user Violentacrez and the controversial subreddits he moderated sinks its tentacles into the greater Internet, Reddit administrators–known for their laissez-faire attitude about site moderation–have remained astonishingly mum. In conversations with Betabeat, Reddit general manager Erik Martin gave little indication as to how Reddit...
Reddit CEO in Memo Leaked to Gawker: 'We are Not Going to Ban Distasteful Subreddits'

Reddit General Manager Erik Martin leads Time’s “100 Most Influential” poll

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It’s hard to deny that community news sharing site Reddit hasn’t had a positive impact on the world. It’s user base is responsible for donating tons of money to good causes. Its employees led the crusade against the intrusive SOPA/PIPA legislation by shutting down for an entire day to...
Reddit General Manager Erik Martin leads Time’s “100 Most Influential” poll
Reddit Feels Pretty Bad About That 'Witch Hunt' for the Boston Bombers, Actually

Reddit Flat-Out Banning Domains for Spamming, Including Businessweek and The Atlantic

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(Source: Flickr.com/kinopix) Seems like the folks over at Reddit don't take too kindly to spammers. The Daily Dot reports that at least five news source domains, including some media heavyweights like The Atlantic and Businessweek, have been banned from Reddit. That doesn't just mean employees at those companies can't post links--it means...
Reddit Flat-Out Banning Domains for Spamming, Including Businessweek and The Atlantic

pC LIVE Rewind: New media entities panel with Slate, Vox, reddit and LinkedIn

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Sites like reddit, LinkedIn and Vox Media are known for their viral hits and eccentric user communities, but they are also becoming content commissioners in their own right, hiring reporters and ad agency creatives and doing interviews with the president. Are these sites the new media barons, and how will...
pC LIVE Rewind: New media entities panel with Slate, Vox, reddit and LinkedIn
Reddit on CISPA: “People just want to know we give a shit”
Reddit debuts hilarious YouTube videos based on 'Explain Like I'm Five' subreddit

Entrepreneurs & VCs Tell The White House To Focus On Innovation, Rather Than IP Enforcement

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As promised, below is what I filed today with the White House in their request for comment on the upcoming "Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement." After talking it over with a number of top entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, we decided to file the comment jointly, as a group....
Entrepreneurs & VCs Tell The White House To Focus On Innovation, Rather Than IP Enforcement

Reddit didn't need to apologise after the Boston Marathon bombing | Fruzsina Eordogh

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None of the major news agencies apologised for their errors, so why all this pressure on Reddit?There are many things that people need to apologize for in the wake of the Boston marathon bombing, but Reddit apologizing for users failing to follow site rules is nowhere near the top of...
Reddit didn't need to apologise after the Boston Marathon bombing | Fruzsina Eordogh

Discover new revenue models for media at paidContent Live 2013

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Our conference is called paidContent Live, but the “paid” and “content” parts of that phrase have been undergoing fundamental disruption. The maturation of digital media, new content-creation and distribution platforms, and new media players of all kinds are changing the way media is consumed, created, distributed and, most importantly, the way...
Discover new revenue models for media at paidContent Live 2013

Reddit Bans Creepshots and Creepsquad, the Subreddits That Fueled Its 'War' With Gawker

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(Photo: Reddit) For the last few hours, the controversial subreddit Creepshots–which is at the center of an “inter-website war” over photos users published of non-consenting women–has been inaccessible. The message “This subreddit has been banned” is affixed front and center. The banned page notes that the subreddit may have been...
Reddit Bans Creepshots and Creepsquad, the Subreddits That Fueled Its 'War' With Gawker
Reddit raising venture financing? It would be crazy not to
Reddit has its biggest day ever thanks to President Obama's AMA
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