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Reddit’s Best Novelty’s Accounts

“Whether you think Reddit is the front page of the Internet, an online city-state or just a soul-sucking destroyer of productivity, you have to admit: It’s hard to get noticed there. That’s why we respect the site’s time-honored and battle-tested users known as ‘novelty accounts.’ … Continue reading

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Now Competing Models For Breaking News

“[...]But if breaking news is broken, as the narrative goes, there are no clear answers on how to fix it — and, naturally, competing theories are emerging. On Thursday, the Atlantic’s Megan Garber asked if BuzzFeed, the viral news site and talk … Continue reading

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Internet “vigilantes” or Pseudo Journalists?

“It’s easy to criticize users of the influential social-news site Reddit for circulating the photos of random innocent bystanders and fingering them as potential suspects in the Boston bombings. I did it myself just yesterday, deriding Redditors for latching onto marathon … Continue reading

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“Viral Video Reveals the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality”

“The wealth inequality issue in the United States is well-known, but most Americans are not fully aware of its extent. This video, which started going viral after being posted on Reddit reflects the facts as seen from many different sources.” view it … Continue reading

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“Top Comments: Applebee’s Firing, Hate-Speech Teacher and More”

“It was a hot week for comments at Mashable, and we’ve found the best for you here in our weekly wrap-up. A recent study by a graduate student at the University of Colorado Denver Business School suggested that 40% of people say they would … Continue reading

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“Reddit Rumored To Be Raising Money, At A $400 Million Valuation”

“Welcome to yet another Rumor Sunday™. In 2011, Reddit was spun out of Conde Nast as a standalone company, but the publishing giant kept full ownership. At the time, Peter Kafka of AllthingsD reported that Conde Nast had considered the … Continue reading

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“The Growing Power of the Meme”

“[...]Within weeks, most fade to oblivion, but those with endurance make the leap to the commercial world. Properly exploited, some memes can bring in anywhere from a few thousand dollars for a single licensed broadcast of a popular video to … Continue reading

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The Pinterest Brand Bubble

“[...]‘A lot of brands are running too quickly to Pinterest,’ said John Bell, global managing director at Social@Ogilvy. ‘I think there is good reason for some brands to be there, but I think many are jumping on indiscriminately.’ There are solid … Continue reading

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“Stumblers Out-Refer Facebookers”

“Facebook has been heralded as a great source of referral traffic. Twitter, too, is an easy way of getting out links to like-minded followers. However, the sites have been eclipsed by StumbleUpon as the main source of referral traffic from … Continue reading

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