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Reddit Introduces Account Suspensions Feature To Replace Shadowbans


Reddit has introduced an “Account Suspension” feature that will replace Shadowbanning for non-spammers, though previously shadowbanned accounts are not going to be automatically unbanned.  A post on July 28, 2015 by Reddit admin /u/krispykrackers explains the basics of Shadowbanning, a tool initially created to counteract spammers by hiding their content without letting them know their account had been shadowbanned. However, this was ... Read More »

The Troubling Power of the Internet Moderator

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The Internet is a great place because it gives people the opportunity to engage in their passions, whether their passions are video games or taxidermy, cards or cartography. Often the embodiment of this passion is the moderator. Someone who puts in a ton of time every day to provide something for people who share interests. Good mods with a good group can create ... Read More »

The Reddit Problem and the Judgmental Safe Space

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I’m going to get a little personal with you guys for a second, so bear with me. The last couple months I’ve been going through a hard time, for a variety of personal reasons. I won’t go into the gritty details, but I am a fairly closed off person. I don’t like talking to people I know about my issues. The ... Read More »

Applying the SPJ Code of Ethics to the New York Times

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I’m no journalist. People who have read my articles may have seen me say that line over and over again, but it’s true; I’m not a journalist who’s been trained classically in the art. I’m no Milo Yiannopoulos, nor am I David Streitfield. However, I have done my best in my own opinion to try to understand the basic ideas ... Read More »

On Reddit Populism IS Sexism, All of a Sudden

Food, animals, music. Just about anything you might want to find, you can find on Reddit.

A Moment of Fantasy Authoritarian oligarch and Imperious Leader of Reddit, Ellen Pao, was given the heave-ho this week in a “mutual decision” to be replaced by someone who knows things about Reddit’s basic functionality, Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman. Writers for the Ministry of Truth aren’t the only people in the world who can write a click-bait trash headline or ... Read More »

Gawker Doesn’t Understand Leadership


Chairman Pao is gone. Ellen Pao is no longer in charge of Reddit. One of Gawker’s writers believes it is because of a “misogynistic tantrum.” I believe the author of that article needs to learn how to read a dictionary, put on a pair of glasses, and put away the progressive ideology to see what this really is, a win ... Read More »

Apocalypse Pao: Does Anything Really Change?

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If you’ve been anywhere on the Internet in the past day or two, you’ll almost certainly have heard about Ellen Pao, the now-former Interim CEO of Reddit who stepped down from her position amidst a massive outcry from a chunk of Reddit’s users. Pao had been surrounded by controversy from the day she was put into the media spotlight and ... Read More »

Enough is Enough: No More Babying Women in Tech


In case you are unaware, Reddit recently announced that their “interim” CEO Ellen Pao would be stepping down from the position, and cries of celebration were heard across the front page of the Internet after the post was made. If you were to be charitable, you could describe Pao as unpopular with the Reddit community. The decisions made under her leadership ... Read More »

New York Times’ Reddit Piece Shows Dangers of Internet Journalism

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The world is still adjusting to the idea of instant news on the Internet and the ability to easily change and rewrite history in many ways. The Internet has, for better or worse, completely changed the way reporting can be done with a very simple tool: the ability to update pieces after launch. This has many upsides as it means new information ... Read More »

Ellen Pao out as Reddit CEO

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As seemingly first reported by Recode, it looks like Ellen Pao, the interim CEO of Reddit, has stepped down from the CEO position today. In the backdrop of the unease of the Reddit mods and general community regarding changes to Reddit over the last several months, including the firing of former IAMA administrator Victoria Taylor, and even spawning today as ... Read More »