We banned it because it violated site rules by encouraging the posting of personal information. The quote from the side bar that subreddit that was banned said ‘no personal information about leads unless you are really sure.’ We do not allow the posting of personal information under any circumstances.Reddit General Manager Erik Martin • Discussing the decision to pull down a subreddit called “findnavyyardshooters,” which was something of a parody of the similar “findbostonbombers” subreddit which caused major concerns in the wake of that deadly incident. That the network quickly shut it down is probably a positive sign.
It helps to envision modern journalism as a kind of video game. If you’re part of the Internet media, everything you put out into the world comes with its own scoring system. Tweets are counted by retweets and favorites, stories are scored by page views and Facebook likes. A writer’s reach and influence is visible right there, in the number of his followers and the number of “influencers” who subscribe to his or her feed. If you’re wondering why so many writers and journalists from such divergent backgrounds would feel the need to instantly tweet out unconfirmed information to their followers, all you have to do is think of the modern Internet reporter as some form of super RedditorShould Reddit Be Blamed for the Spreading of a Smear? - NYTimes.com (via brooklynmutt)
The largest free thought and Atheist forum in the world has been hijacked by religious ideals.
A redditors response to not being allowed to post memes on the atheism subreddit (via power-word-no)
It exists, it is glorious.
Odds that the poster was wearing a fedora and sports a beard: Even.
The tech community was quick to respond strongly to reports of Swartz’s death Saturday morning, with much written in reaction to his loss, including:
“And he didn’t even hyperlink the f@(&!(& thing, so they, like, actually copy-and-pasted it, and opened up a new tab, and put it in,” said a senior official.
I bleeped the profanity because we apparently can’t handle running the f-word in big type. If you reblog this awesome quote, please consider adding it back.