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Reddit publicly apologizes 'for the pain' caused to family of falsely accused student

Sunil Tripathi - NBC News

The family of Sunil Tripathi endured much emotional pain as speculation swirled that the still-missing Brown University student was a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. Users of the Reddit social news site fanned the flames — and now they, along with the site's leadership, are apologizing to Tripathi's family.


Reddit hit with a denial-of-service attack


The social news site Reddit is being hit with what the company called a “malicious” denial of service attack, first disclosed via its official Twitter account Friday. The company first disclosed that it was being targeted with an attack on Friday around 6:30 a.m. Eastern.


Prosecutors turned down Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz's request for plea deal over MIT hacking case TWO DAYS before his death

aaron Swartz

Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz's request for a plea deal was turned down by federal prosecutors just two days before he committed suicide as he faced 30 years in jail for stealing academic papers, his lawyer has revealed.


Aaron Swartz, co-founder of Reddit and online activist, dies

Aaron Swartz

A co-founder of Reddit and activist who fought to make online content free to the public has been found dead, authorities confirmed Saturday, prompting an outpouring of grief from prominent voices on the intersection of free speech and the Web.


NPR: In 2012 Memes' half-life fell 75%

Last June, a young woman in Texas uploaded a Justin Bieber fan video. She seemed a little .... unhinged. "I just made a list [of] all our future kids names: Bartholemew, Clarence, Steven, Bryce," she sings, eyes wide. The video was posted to Reddit in a thread called "Overly Attached Girlfriend." In 48 hours, it picked up over 1 million views. Within days, the media was running stories about it.


Pentagon Develops Reddit for the Military

Last to join the party, I've just recently started using Reddit. What I thought was a bunch of disjointed information has turned out to be an interesting source for work and fun. That kind of crowd-sourced information is making its way to the military through a Pentagon-created site called Eureka. The new site will join the group of military-friendly social sites under the label "milSuite," which resemble Facebook, YouTube and Wikipedia and only carry unclassified material.


The Media Equation: Reddit Thrives Under Hands-Off Policy of Advance Publications


Reddit, built on open-source software and guided by the ethos of its community of 20 million users a month, is a classic Web start-up in which opportunity seems mixed with barely controlled anarchy.


I Am A President -- Obamamania Shuts Down Reddit

Barack Obama

In another social-media first, President Barack Obama took to Reddit today to become the first sitting head of state to moderate the site's "AMA," or, ask me anything, series. 
The chat lasted an hour, and got so much attention that it shut the site down during his post. 


How To Make Money Off The Animated GIF Comeback


...But in the past three years the animated GIF has made a comeback. A number of young bloggers and artists have found a new niche for the long forgotten GIF—it can bridge the gap between video and still photo. It’s within this niche that these flipbook-like, moving images have exploded in popularity thanks to sites like Tumblr, Reddit and 4Chan.


Finally, Replaced Digg with Reddit


I finally had to do it. I stuck with Digg for as long as I could. It’s the first social news site. Even after the infamous version 4, I stuck with them.

A decent number of Digg's hardcore users had already jumped ship since v4. I was too lazy to do the switch - mainly because the headlines I saw on their homepage didn't quite fit those on Wopular's. Digg was still providing me with relevant and interesting news.


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