Over 25 million users have flocked to Discord, a text and voice platform for gamers, since its launch in May of 2015. Despite the company raising at least 30 million in venture capital funding, the company has only five “customer experience” personnel and no moderators on its staff. From what I’ve seen, users who…
Steve Huffman, Reddit’s co-founder and CEO, has already admitted that he fucked up last week when he decided to “troll the trolls” by editing user comments in the infamous pro-Trump subreddit, The_Donald. Today, in a long Reddit post, Huffman goes on to address the site’s growing problems with toxic communities and…
For the past 11 years, an eternity in internet time, Reddit has touted itself—repeatedly, and loudly—as the place to have “authentic conversations” online. For a variety of reasons, that sentiment has always rang hollow. Now, Reddit, in its goal to be a laissez-faire haven of (relatively) free expression, has been…
Reddit’s CEO Steve Huffman has been caught editing comments of users of the infamous pro-Trump subreddit The_Donald. For a site which prides itself on “authentic” conversation, the ability of site administrators to secretly alter content has drastic implications.
Tired of seeing a perfectly good game plagued with low server populations, the Battleborn Reddit has organized a special day to help new players get into the game, and the devs are backing them up with special bonuses throughout the weekend.
Twitter, Spotify and Reddit, and a huge swath of other websites were down or screwed up this morning. This was happening as hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. It’s probably safe to assume that the two situations are related.
Earlier today, one of the largest No Man’s Sky community hubs temporarily shut down, causing a small communal panic before the subreddit was reopened under new moderation. Though brief, this incident was the latest episode in an ongoing saga of fan drama surrounding the title.
There are many ways to organize posts on Reddit, but none that reveal the most despised content to ever grace the site. Cornell student Horace He has sought to change that with his site notreddit.top. The site takes data from Reddit itself and finds the posts that have been downvoted to oblivion.
It is a rule of the internet that, when a fandom is taken too seriously, it will develop its own special brand of self-mockery. But how does that happen exactly? In the case of dark fantasy manga Berserk’s 26-year-old fandom, it happened when the stale franchise’s subreddit fell into the hands of an over-pious fan.…
We’re just a week away from the release of the much-hyped space game No Man’s Sky, and there are already leaked copies floating around, which means early impressions are popping up. And some fans are having a meltdown.
I’m in the back of a Gregory’s Coffee in New York’s midtown across from Dronpes and flanked by Moots7, who are careful to tell me as little about themselves as possible. From what I can gather Moots works in finance and comes from rural Colorado, while Dronpes is a developer at a tech company, hard-working with a…
In a deliciously meta update, Redditor Requag built a working version of Pokemon Fire Red for Gameboy Advance within the world of Minecraft. It’s not fully functional, but it’s still pretty cool.
The sweetest game of 2016 also appears to have the nicest fanbase around, judging by what Stardew Valley players have been up to lately.
What will the Internet look like in 3016? Well, the Huffington Post will have a new name, the Galactic Security Administration will be the focus of conspiracy theorists, MindTube will tap videos right into your grey matter...and Reddit will look pretty much exactly the same.
Redditor one23abc and his little brother couldn’t afford card games like Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh when they were younger, so they made their own, and it’s wonderful.
Why did Redditor eleetpancake recreate the poster for The Force Awakens using stock photos of people in Star Wars costumes from Party City? Because he’s the best. .
On Wednesday night, the pro League of Legends team Renegades won a victory against Team Coast, securing themselves a spot in the next League of Legends Championship Series (LCS). Making it into the big leagues is normally routine news, but RNG’s win was special. It was the first time a woman made it into the LCS.
UFC star Ronda Rousey held an “Ask Me Anything” crowd interview on Reddit today, and almost immediately, she discussed a ton of nerdy stuff. Here are some of her best answers.
On April 1st, Reddit launched a new page: The Button. It was paired with a countdown timer. 60 seconds. If anyone anywhere on Earth pressed it, the timer would reset. For two months, the timer never hit zero.
“Oh here’s a new message I just got: ‘get the fuck away from League and git gud fagboy,’” Will Debassige said last night over Skype. He’s been getting a lot of messages like that lately. And just a week ago, before everyone on League of Legends subreddit seemed to hate him, nobody even knew who he was.