Posts Tagged ‘Reddit’
Among Reddit’s core functions is registering your interest in a post by upvoting or downvoting– and now the business is bringing the exact same feature to its ads. In a recent post, Reddit’s elderly manager of operations Jena Donlin composes that the website is moving to the Adzerk platform also used by sites like Heap Overflow. Reddit will be leaving Doubleclick for Publishers and its own in-house system behind. While the site doesn’t expect lots of noticeable modifications for users, one perk of the Adzerk platform is the ability to provide a thumbs up or a thumbs to an offered advertisement. If an individual clicks the latter, they’ll never see that specific advertisement on Reddit again, and will have the ability to offer feedback describing why it didn’t work for them … Continue reading & hellip;
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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has been commanding the current goal to the International Area Station because December, and because then, he’s kept in close touch with those of us in the world below with the aid of social networks. Today, Hadfield will return to Reddit at 4PM ET for a new “Ask me anything” session– the first he will provide from area.
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Microsoft chairman Bill Gates took to Reddit today for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. After describing Windows 8 as a “huge advance,” Gates also revealed he has “tried all of Apple [sic] products.” According to Gates he’s currently using a Surface Pro and an 80-inch Windows 8 display, the same used by CEO Steve Ballmer. In fact, he even used the device to reply to Reddit comments.
Other highlights include Gates describing WinFS, a file system that was supposed to debut in Vista, as a program or product that he wished had made it to market. “We had a rich database as the client/cloud store that was part of a Windows release that was before its time,” said Gates. “This is an idea that will remerge since your cloud store will be rich…
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The geek hero recently joined Reddit for an AMA. Now he's questioning the seedy underbelly of the site.
Captian Kirk himself, William Shatner, recently joined Reddit to participate in an AMA (“ask me anything”) for Star Trek fans. To redditors’ delight, he's stuck around the site, getting the hang of things and interacting more with Trekkies.
On Friday, in a message thread for admins about suggestions for improvements to the private messaging, Shatner says he's been “appalled” by some of what he's seen on Reddit, and questions why it isn't moderated more.
A lengthy debate follows about Reddit’s place as a bastion of free speech versus the need for decent behavior. Shatner is surprisingly well-versed in how social media, and cites Tumblr's guidelines about tolerating racist posts (they will delete certain offensive material).
Shatner doesn't appear deterred from continuing to post and interact on Reddit – just today he posted a link for a fan event to the Star Trek subreddit.
Reviews of Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro tablet went live late last night, and Microsoft has been answering a number of questions from Reddit’s community today during an AMA session. Two hot topics are around the battery life and usable storage. Microsoft previously revealed to The Verge that its 64GB Surface Pro model would only have around 23GB of usable storage, but the company says its initial estimates “were conservative.” Final production units are arriving with around 6-7GB of additional space, bringing the total up to 30GB on the 64GB model.
It seems a recovery partition is taking up additional space, but Microsoft says this can be removed. A Surface spokesperson says the company didn’t want users to lose a USB recovery key and…
President Obama is no stranger to Reddit — he hosted a brief “ask me anything” session back in August. Now, with just over two hours left until the polls close on the east coast, the president has jumped back on Reddit and posted a message urging users to get out there and vote, “whatever your political persuasion.” For those that already voted, President Obama requested that users spread the word to friends and family — “think of it as upvoting,” the president said. While it’s highly likely that the president simply had one of his campaign staff type out the brief message, it’s good to see he hasn’t forgotten the denizens of the internet as his campaigning wraps up.
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Reddit’s prides itself on its decentralized meritocracy– “subreddits are a free of cost market. Anyone can create a subreddit and decide how it’s run,” it says. Up until now this design has actually been very effective in introducing websites: there are 10s of thousands of subreddits on any sort of imaginable topic, with a limitless supply of brand-new forums open for the taking, all which fluctuate based on the desires of the area. Reddit typically polices simply five fundamental rules, one of which is “do not post individual information.” Other guidelines include no spam, no two timing the system, and no child pornography– a guideline that was expanded simply seven months ago to consist of “no suggestive or sexual material featuring minors” after a subreddit completely based on that kind of …
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Reddit most certainly has its horrors, however the community has additionally utilized its powers for good, spreading out expertise and speaking out on crucial problems that affect millions. Today, e-payment network Dwolla revealed the production of Reddit Donate, a service that allows moderators to add contribution buttons for a charity of their deciding to their subreddit. Now Reddit Donate lists 13 different confirmed nonprofits, however more can easily register at redditdonate.com, and non-redditors can easily make contributions at the site as well. The contribution buttons aren’t unsightly or intrusive and can conveniently be disregarded, but the service provides the Reddit community very easy access to throw their support behind the issues they care about.
Folks who use iOS devices can enjoy the fine, fresh flavor of Reddit any time day or night with the official Reddit app. But what about Android users? What are they, chopped bacon?
BaconReader is a new Android reader produced by OneLouder. It is, as you’d expect, heavily text-based but it allows you to view your own account and submit news to Reddit as well as browse image links like a champ.
Why Conde Nast doesn’t have their own iReddit version for Android is beyond me, but there you have it. The free version includes ads but you can upgrade to ad-free for $ 1.99. Most important is this simple line that many wouldn’t notice in the product description and that I think shows the care and diligence these folks put into the app.
There are plenty of Android Reddit readers out there but this one looks to be a bit more polished, with color coded comment threads and full inbox support. Sure, it may not get you a date with I_am_the_cheese or highlight stuff that’s already been on 4chan, but it’s a native Android Reddit client and I’m sure it will go more than OK.
Something just happened online that is highly indicative of where weâ€™re headed in terms of new media. Look at these two stories onÂ VBS.TV andÂ Reddit. They are totally independent from each other and nine months apart, but the two sites are presenting readers with unparalleled access to a fascinating story: how an Oklahoman was inspired by a â€™60s-era underwater adventure show, went on to work at NASA to develop self-sustaining habitats, and is now developing an undersea colony off the Flordia coast. One did the video and the other is hosting a nearly-live conversation with the NASA engineer right now.
Itâ€™s stories like this â€“ stories that would once rate a few feature pages in Discover magazine or Omni (remember Omni?) â€“ that are now percolating through the Internet, to our benefit and to the detriment of old media who canâ€™t keep up. Now we get the real story sans any nonsense graphics, anticlimactic taglines or fluff. Itâ€™s the future, everyone.