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Reddit Users Take Advantage Of EA Snafu
2012-10-15 13:15:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Ah Reddit: A vast community of Internet enthusiasts, pseudo-polymaths and pranksters. An extremely vibrant online community, Reddit users are often responsible for making stories, videos and memes go “viral” across the web. They´ve also been known to band together to perform large scale pranks at the expense of whatever organization may be at the brunt end of their ire. So, this weekend as some Electronics...

Internet Defense League - Cat Signal Goes Live
2012-07-20 05:29:11

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When SOPA and PIPA went to legislation earlier this year, many websites in the online community staged an organized protest, turning the lights off on their respective pages. Building on their collective efforts, members of the social news website Reddit and the advocacy group Fight for the Future, joined forces to create an online call to arms to alert the community should further legislation threaten the Internet´s...

2012-07-16 23:01:11

Social news website Digg confirmed in a blog post that they are being bought out by Betaworks. The estimated value of the deal is $500,000. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 On Thursday, July 12, 2012, social news website Digg confirmed in a blog post that they are being bought out by Betaworks. The estimated value of the deal is $500,000. Digg, a site where users can discover and share content from anywhere on the Internet, was bought by Betaworks, a technology incubator located in New...

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2012-07-13 10:59:51

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Betaworks,  a company that builds and fosters social media sites, but doesn't want to be called a fund or an incubator, acquired news tagging site Digg. Following the acquisition, Digg will be integrated with News.me, another property in the Betaworks portfolio. After explosive growth a few years ago, Digg fell into a decline as users left for other social tagging sites such as Reddit and Pinterist. On Digg, users submit URLs for...

Civilization II Gamer Takes On Game For 10 Years
2012-06-22 09:49:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com In the past 10 years, while some people may have worked heavily on their career, one man worked just as hard on a video game. Reddit user Lycerius posted details on his account about the 10-year-long game he played on the 1996 society simulator "Civilization II." In the past 10 years, Lycerius' video game experience has seen the world through plenty of climate changes over the past 1,900 years. His game play left him ultimately making it to the year...

Online Activists Team Up To Create Internet 'Bat Signal'
2012-05-27 04:31:07

The founder of the social news website Reddit and the online advocacy group Fight for the Future are teaming up to create a new warning and call-to-action system that will mobilize the computer community against Internet-unfriendly legislation. According to Forbes Staff Writer Andy Greenberg, 29-year-old Alexis Ohanian and the organization co-founded by Tiffiny Cheng and Holmes Wilson have joined forces to establish what they are calling the Internet Defense League, which is set to...

Questionable Images Of Children No Longer Allowed On Reddit
2012-02-13 12:07:25

Admitting that its previous policy had “become unsustainable,” social news site Reddit announced today that it would ban all subreddits that focus on the sexualization of children, after years of dealing with child pornography on a case-by-case basis, reports Steven Musil for CNET. Previously Reddit did not expressly ban or prohibit its users from posting “suggestive or sexual content featuring minors.” The site instead relied on a let-the-users-decide and...


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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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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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