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Latest Facebook Move Allows Replies To Your Comments
2013-03-26 10:30:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Facebook has finally joined the rest of the modern Internet in one major way: they´re going to allow replies and threaded comments on Pages and extremely popular public Profiles. Facebook claims these changes will “improve conversation,” but it´s also likely they´ve introduced this change to increase time spent on the site. The social giant recently launched Graph Search for the same reasons....

Reddit Beatdown: Unmasking The Troll
2012-10-16 15:22:13

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “Free Speech” is a tricky issue made even more so by people who continually test its boundaries, seemingly for no other reason than the thrill of an argument. What was once probably a measure taken to ensure citizens could question authority and worship how they saw fit has now turned into a matter of defending controversial subject matter on the Internet. Take, for instance, the latest issue with Reddit and...

2012-08-03 23:01:14

Social bookmarking and news sharing site Digg re-launched its website on July 12, 2012. The site´s developers have completely overhauled Digg´s website features and are calling its re-launch v1. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) August 03, 2012 On Tuesday, July 31, 2012, social bookmarking site Digg re-launched its website after a comprehensive overhaul. This comes after Digg announced on their website on July 12, 2012, that they were being bought out by Betaworks for roughly $500,000. A...

Digg Redesign Has Been Unveiled
2012-08-01 10:38:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There´s a new Digg in town, giving us all one more reason to stop doing productive things and look at all the non-productive things the rest of the Internet is up to right now. Digg, once a popular stop on the ℠net to see what was happening in the world wide web, had seen better days in recent years. Earlier this month, it was announced that Betaworks had purchased Digg, promising to turn “Digg back into a...


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Alexis Ohanian
2013-08-04 07:45:49

Born on April 24, 1983, Alexis Ohanian is an American internet entrepreneur, activist and investor based in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for co-founding the social news website Reddit, helping launch travel search website Hipmunk, and starting social enterprise Breadpig. Ohanian attended the University of Virginia in 2005 and went on to start Reddit.com with co-founder Steve Huffman. Reddit was later acquired by another company, but Ohanian, stays closely connected by being on its...

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Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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