The Fourth of July is about celebrating the freedom of the United States. This year, it’s marred by PRISM scandal that showed how the US government is collecting personal communications data on the citizens. High powered sites like WordPress, Reddit, and Mozilla are amongst the usual suspects of privacy-conscientious tech companies supporting the Independence Day… Continue reading Hey Google and Facebook: where’s the outrage? #NSA
If there’s one thing that plays well, almost universally, on social media, it’s animals. From pets to wild beasts, animals dominate social media pictures and references. Some go so far as to become celebrities on social media. It isn’t just Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Even some of the edgier social sites like Reddit and Fark… Continue reading Social media loves animals. Thankfully, humans do as well.
There’s a scene in The Matrix where Keanu Reeves‘ character, Neo, gets the tar beaten out of him by Agent Smith. After an extremely intense fight that has him narrowly avoiding death by jumping out of the way of an oncoming train, he is tired and staggering away. The train stops and a refreshed Agent… Continue reading CISPA is a comprehensive con job designed to pull the veil over the eyes of the world
Now they’ve gone and done it. The Supreme Leader of North Korea is already a loose canon with plans for taking out Colorado Springs, TX. Now he’ll have even more of a reason to hate America once he sees how his glorious portrait has been masterfully manipulated by the front page of the internet, Reddit.… Continue reading Uh oh. Reddit got a hold of a hi-res Kim Jong-un photo.
Let’s start with the bottom line first. Both sides of the argument have valid points. With that said, let’s get to the facts on the matter… The full story can be found on Buzzfeed, but here’s the short version: A woman heard an inappropriate joke told behind her at a conference. She tweeted the incident… Continue reading Was @adriarichards right or wrong about #donglegate?
At the end of the day, the motives are pretty transparent. The marketing department at Movoto heard that Reddit could send mad traffic to their website so they commissioned an infographic to be built that could incorporate their topic, real estate, into a visual representation that could go viral on the site. It’s unclear whether… Continue reading If Redditors built a house
You can mark it down as “they just don’t get me.” There was really no chance that they would, anyway, but that doesn’t change the fact that the panel at SXSW on Reddit was a debacle. Then again, did anyone think it wouldn’t be? The panel consisted of Slate‘s Farhad Manjoo, Gawker‘s Adrian Chen and… Continue reading The Reddit panel at SXSW was a debacle and nobody really needs to care
There are plenty of articles, blog posts, videos, and testimonials out there demonstrating that businesses are having tremendous success using Facebook and other social media sites to communicate successfully with their customers. Those aren’t the stories that you ever hear about, though. Instead, many are terrified of a major Facebook misstep such as what recently… Continue reading Some businesses just want to watch the Facebook burn
When Captain Kirk does a Reddit AMA, geeks rejoice. When he sticks around on the site and starts calling out users, administrators, and managers for allowing too much hate speech, people still listen but not with as much zeal. Actor William Shatner, a man who despite his age is no stranger to the internet or… Continue reading William Shatner attacks Reddit’s etiquette and lack of rule enforcement
There have been some pretty amazing creations with Minecraft over the years. The wildly popular world-building game may be simply a batch of blocks and grazing sheep to the casual explorer, but to those dedicated to the art that can be drawn from the tools, the results can prove that the hard work was an… Continue reading The Minecraft treatment of King’s Landing from Game of Thrones is absolutely mind-blowing