On Friday, Reddit made an announcement that it would be donating ten percent of its 2014 ad revenue to charity.
According to a blog post by Reddit CEO Yishan Wong, Reddit will calculate its ad revenue at the end of the year, and then let Redditors nominate and vote on the non-profits they’d most like to support. Once the community has determined its top ten non-profits — and yes, Reddit reserves the right to ignore all suggestions from trolls, the post says — the site will distribute the funds proportionally among the winning charities, based on how many votes each one received.
Reddit is a weird place. What bubbles to the top is a masterclass in what makes the Internet talk and how twisted the social news website can be. It’s a hotbed of memes, viral videos and sharable posts that permeate the Internet, so we decided to take a look at what the most popular posts Read More
To celebrate completing her first year in office, a Canadian politician hosted a (very lovely and polite) Reddit Ask Me Anything last week. And you thought we Canadians hadn’t mastered electricity yet.
In Loco Parentis
Proving that all truly great ideas come from the deepest bowels of Reddit, the couple made famous by that Reddit proposal last summer has just launched a website for commissioning personalized artworks. Welcome to 2014.
WOW WOW WOW
In what’s sure to be the first in a couple’s long line of fabulous parenting decisions, two soon-to-be parents have asked the Internet for help naming their daughter.
With the approval of his (probably long suffering) wife, the husband set up namemydaughter.com, where users can vote for their favorite first and middle names for the unborn baby girl.
The husband explained himself and appealed to potential voters on Reddit, because obviously:
Proponents of meme-inspired digital currency dogecoin did not have a very wow Christmas.
The only person in the world with more free time than the “shibes” actually went to the trouble of hacking Dogewallet and Instadoge, stealing more than Ɖ30,000,000, on Christmas Day.
Strap on your goggles because our next stop on the Sexy Week tour is the Internet’s top notch home for everything gross–Reddit. From sideboobs to scruffy chests, we found a lot of sexy (and just plain repulsive) subreddits devoted to every kind of fetish that humans are interested in.
Because Why Not
Google said the number of user requests from government agencies has doubled in the last three years. [AllThingsD]
Fab axed another 80 employees yesterday as it continues its pivot to a Bed Bath and Beyond. [Valleywag]
Google reportedly gave Snapchat a $4 billion offer because saying big numbers is fun. [The Verge]
Under Armor scooped up app maker MapMyFitness for $150 million. [ReadWrite]
Nearly 62 percent of Reddit users read the site to get “news” thus blurring the definition of what qualifies as news. [Journalism.org]
Having stumped across the five boroughs, Bill de Blasio took his front-running mayoral bid to a brand new frontier today: Reddit.
There, the Democrat fielded inquiries in one of the social news site’s “Ask Me Anything” forums. Unsurprisingly, the open format resulted in some atypical questions, from his favorite pizzeria to the “perfect geometric balance” of his son Dante afro.
Does the Best Friend section on your Snapchat need a shake up? Ditch them and make some new ones over at r/Snapchat, on Reddit. The no-frills description explains all you need to know: It’s “a place to exchange usernames,” but add in the caveat that it’s Reddit, so brace your eyeballs.