In Loco Parentis
Earlier this year, we reported on the possibly-insane husband and wife that asked the Internet — Redditors, in particular — to vote on a name for their unborn daughter.
The husband set up Namemydaughter.com, and invited People of the Internet to submit and vote on ideas for baby names. With names like “Cthulu All-Spark,” “Ixtley” and “Slagathor” topping the list, we were seriously worried for a while about this poor, un-named baby’s future.
We knew Lil Jon was good at making music (“Yeah!” was an instant classic on the mid-2000s bar mitzvah circuit), and that he also did pretty well on Celebrity Apprentice (yep, we watched that).
But as of yesterday, we now also know the 43-year-old rapper is capable of hosting the greatest Reddit AMA we’ve ever seen — yes, greater even than that guy with two dicks.
It's All About the Bitcoins
Sometimes the Ask Me Anything subreddit is a heartwarming and educational space, filled with the charming tales of 91-year-old WWII veterans, blind marathon runners and Braille transcribers.
Other times—last night, for instance—it’s a place where the conversation gets so weird, it makes you wish you just stuck Read More
With 3.8 billion pageviews in October alone, Reddit is still far from profitable, so it’s betting on a subscription model to keep the site free of traditional advertising. Last week, the site began ramping up its efforts to convince users to invest in Reddit Gold. For $3.99/month or $29.99/year, users can buy a Reddit Gold account that affords them extra features like the ability to turn off ads and view more comments and subreddits per page.
With 3.8 billion pageviews and 46 million unique visitors, Reddit CEO Yishan Wong published a post to the Reddit blog asking users to buy beefed-up premium memberships in order to support the growing site. [Reddit Blog]
A handful of geography professors took some of the racist tweets sent out after President Obama’s re-election and mapped them. It will surprise no one that the majority of these tweets were clustered in the Southeast U.S. [Floating Sheep]
Facebook’s hardware team wants to build biodegradable servers. [Wired]
A project out of Microsoft Research translates English into Mandarin in the same voice. [Technet]
Now you too can own your very own Goatse email address. [Gawker]