Today’s RSS Leftovers

Here’s what MJD passed on today:

– Yesterday we told you about Reddit’s plea to users for donations. Well, it seems like the early results are mixed. TechCrunch reports that 6,000 users donated a small amount, but that only represents .1 percent of the site’s total number of viewers. But Reddit has labeled it a success, so maybe its engineers can finally take a break.

– Zinio will create an all digital online newsstand, marketed to college students. It’s planned to debut in August, and Zinio will partner with NACS Media Solutions to provide over 3,000 magazines and books to broke college students everywhere.

– Bebo has decided to bring on more employees, following AOL’s decision to sell off the social network. According to Paidcontent, Bebo will hire “several” new employees, but it sounds like most will be engineers. However, it also sounds like they want to amp up ad sales, so other opportunities might become available soon.

– If more media companies had the quarter that Mother Jones has claimed, then there would be no fear as magazines adapt to a digital platform. Publisher Steve Katz says that Motherjones.com saw an increase of 125 percent in unique visitors during the second quarter of 2010 and credits Mother Jones‘ investigative reporting strategy for the increase.