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A Reddit thread on growing marijuana plants has caught the attention of the Russian government, which appears to be preparing to block Reddit in its entirety. Russia has a history of taking a heavy-handed approach to U.S.-based Internet companies that fail to comply with its requests, so Reddit is likely taking the threat seriously. So far, though, the U.S. website hasn’t flinched. What started as an unexciting takedown request from the Russian government quickly turned into a public mess after Reddit apparently didn’t (according to Russian officials) respond. Russia then threatened to bring out... Read more...
reddit, one of the most popular websites on the planet, has lost another high-ranking female employee. Bethanye Blount, the site's chief engineer, decided to call it quits only days after Ellen Pao stepped down as interim CEO. Blount had only been with reddit for two months, having jumped ship from Facebook for what she thought would be a better opportunity. Unfortunately for Blount, her timing couldn't have been worse. All hell broke loose at reddit when management abruptly dismissed Victoria Taylor, the site's Ask Me Anything (AMA) coordinator and a beloved figure... Read more...
Ellen Pao, interim CEO of reddit, today relinquished her role as boss of the popular website. Stepping into her shoes is Steve Huffman, reddit's co-founder and the site's original CEO. The decision for Pao to resign is being described as a "mutual agreement" after more than a week of heavy criticism, both from the site's moderators and community at large, over the lack of communication from management. Tensions between management and moderators came to a boil when reddit abruptly dismissed AMA coordinator Victoria Taylor and terminated her position altogether. Shortly after, moderators of several... Read more...
The past few weeks haven't been all peaches and cream for reddit, one of the most popular websites in the world. After management abruptly terminated Victoria Taylor, coordinator of the site's Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions and a beloved figure of the community, moderators of several subforums revolted by marking their sections as private, thereby locking out the public and denying reddit the mass amount of traffic it receives. Interim CEO Ellen Pao issued an apology to the reddit community, and the moderators in particular, over the lack of communication with Taylor's firing. Simply put, Pao told... Read more...
What a week it's been for reddit fans. We reported late last week that protests were being held in support of beloved admin Victoria Taylor who was fired seemingly out of nowhere. Over the weekend, protests became so severe that those who didn't know what was going on found out quick enough. In fact, these in-your-face protests resulted a in petition supporting the firing of CEO Ellen Pao being signed by well over 100,000 people just over the weekend. Given the hoopla, and not to mention the fact that CEO Ellen Pao spoke to other media since July 2, you'd be correct in thinking that it's taken... Read more...
It's been quite a month for reddit, and not in a way that paints a pretty picture for the site's future. For months now, many vocal users of reddit have discussed their distaste with the site, especially following the arrival of new CEO Ellen Pao. From the outside, it appears that she knows little about running this kind of business, and recent legal matters have made people wonder how reddit hired her in the first place. And then, the banning of the Fat People Hate sub-reddit happened, just under a month ago. Under new rules, reddit promised to close down sub-reddits that were, in effect, houses... Read more...
If you didn't know what HTTPS was two-years-ago, chances are you're familiar with it now. Ever since Edward Snowden blew the whistle on NSA spying, the world has gradually been improving its efforts to to protect its data - either at the user or government level. Last fall, Google said that it was going to begin preferring websites that use HTTPS, and if there was any doubt that HTTPS was important, even the US government has made it clear that its own websites need to have secure connections across the board. It looks like social site reddit is... Read more...
Reddit regrets the way it handled "The Fappening" (or "Celebgate," if you prefer), the name given to the incident in which hackers plucked hundreds of nude celebrity photos from iCloud and made them available for posting to public sites. While it's too late to go back in time and take a mulligan, Reddit is making changes to its privacy policy to prohibit posting nude and sexual photos and videos without the subject's consent. Posting sexually explicit images and videos without the subject's knowledge or permission is part of a growing trend called "revenge porn." In many cases, there's little recourse... Read more...
Whether you love it or hate it, Reddit has a large audience that continues to keep the popular networking and sharing service growing to the point where it can give away 10 percent of its ad revenue to charity and purchase an app start-up developer. But now Reddit is relying on its audience to help jumpstart its own crowd funding site called Redditmade. “Redditmade is a new place to turn the best designs and products by the community into reality,” reads an official post on Reddit. “Redditmade gives you the flexibility to create almost anything you want, easily raise money, and... Read more...
If you're familiar with reddit, the self-proclaimed "front page of the Internet," there's a good chance you've at least heard of Alien Blue, the best third-party client for iOS users to browse reddit's daily content with. Wait, did we say "third-party" client? As of now, that's old news -- reddit went out and acquired Alien Blue, which is now an official reddit app! Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, though reddit did state in a blog post that it's bringing Alien Blue's sole developer and former owner, Jason Morrissey, on board in an official capacity. Prior to the buyout, Morrissey... Read more...
On September 10th, several of the popular websites you visit may appear to have trouble loading content, but that won't really be the case. All those slow loading animations are actually widgets, banners, and animated images provided by BattleForTheNet, a coalition of companies, organizations, and people who have come together to oppose changes to net neutrality rules and show what the web might look like if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allows cable companies to charge for Internet fast lanes. Sites like Mozilla, Kickstarter, Reddit, Etsy, Foursquare, Vimeo, iFixIt, Tumblr, and many... Read more...
During an "Ask Me Anything" chat session at Reddit yesterday, Internet Explorer's developers took to answering a bunch of questions from their adoring fans. Well - "adoring" might not be the best word. Judging by the thread's title, "We build Internet Explorer. I know, right?", it's almost like the developers knew that a can of worms was about to be opened. While the Reddit thread contained its expected share of haters and trolls, a couple of great questions were asked, such as the one from user asianorange, "How you ever consider rebranding and changing the name of Internet Explorer?" The response... Read more...
One of the downsides (or upsides, depending on your point of view) of Internet memes is that they're ephemeral. Once-popular touchstones like "All your base," or "Hamster dance" have slunk off to the Island of Forgotten Internet Cliches. But there's one meme -- more of a rule, really -- that continues to wreak havoc on companies and lawyers who don't pay attention to it. We're talking, of course, about the Streisand Effect -- the phenomenon whereby (according to Wikipedia) "an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information... Read more...
Props go out to Reddit, the popular social news and entertainment website comprised of user-submitted content, for deciding to donate 10 percent of its advertising revenue in 2014 to charity. In keeping with the spirit of the community, Reddit's users will be the ones who determine which 10 non-profits receive a slice of the pie. "Whether it's a large ad campaign or a $5 sponsored headline on Reddit, we intend for all ad revenue this year to benefit not only Reddit as a platform but also to support the goals and causes of the entire community," Reddit stated in a blog post. Reddit users will be... Read more...
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