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Barack Obama, Redditor in Chief? President participating right now in Reddit 'Ask Me Anything'

Announced with almost zero notice, president Barack Obama is right now participating in Reddit's popular "Ask Me Anything" forum, which he joined at 4:30pm EST. The forums, which allow any and…

August 29, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

BuzzFeed Report to Publishing Partners Demonstrates Power of Social Web Reddit generates huge referral traffic while Pinterest falls flat

Lost in all the hype about GIFs and high-profile hirings is BuzzFeed's original identity as an online publishing experiment. At its core, BuzzFeed is all about the data, which the…

August 29, 2012, 2:05 PM EDT

Reddit to Bring the Internet to the People Social news website plans cross country bus tour

In early October, candidates will be wheeling across the country, feverishly shaking hands and kissing babies. It's a familiar, thoroughly rehearsed, and perfectly choreographed routine. But this fall, the candidates…

August 23, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

Lawmaker Invites Internet Users to Craft Privacy Legislation Launches project on Reddit

Congress got the message. Don't mess with new Internet laws without involving the Internet community unless you want a repeat of the great Internet blackout in January over SOPA, the…

July 26, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT

Fast Chat: Erik Martin on Reddit's Coverage of the Aurora Theater Massacre

In the immediate aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting, social news and community site Reddit quickly became a prominent resource for coverage. Well before most awoke on Friday morning, 18-year-old…

July 22, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

Reddit Drops the Filter and Draws Audiences The crowdsourced Q&A is on its way to becoming the press junket of the 21st century

In the digital age, Reddit’s AMA (Ask Me Anything) forum has quickly become a highly sought after destination on press junkets and book tours. The unmoderated, crowdsourced Q&A format has…

May 29, 2012, 12:03 AM EDT

Reddit User's Comments Spawn Movie Deal 'Rome Sweet Rome' was a Reddit sensation

When two-time Jeopardy champion James Erwin answered a hypothetical question on the social news website Reddit, he couldn’t have guessed that the resulting story would turn into a site-wide sensation—much…

October 14, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

Reddit Co-Founder Charged With Theft He allegedly stole more than 4 million documents from M.I.T.

Aaron Swartz, co-founder of social news site Reddit and founder/director of Internet political action group Demand Progress, was indicted in Boston today on charges that he stole more than 4…

July 19, 2011, 2:56 PM EDT

Condé Nast Purchases 285 Reddit-Related Domain Names Could something big be in the works?

Condé Nast just went on a major internet buying spree, purchasing a total of 285 domain names related to Reddit, the Condé-owned social news site. This raises a question, of…

June 3, 2011, 9:26 AM EDT

Amazon's EC2 Cloud Service Crashes And takes a number of sites down with it

Overnight on Wednesday, Amazon’s cloud-based EC2 (Elastic Computing Cloud) service went down, affecting sites including Foursquare, Reddit, Quora, and Moby. According to Amazon’s own dashboard, both its EC2 service and…

April 21, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT

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