Also in today's Reddit Digest: Justice for reposts, comment removal, Egyptian history, memes vs. image macros, and "Modern Seinfeld."
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An academic paper concludes that less than half of Reddit's most popular links are noticed upon their initial submissions. (r/TheoryofReddit)
Is comment removal necessary? (r/TheoryOfReddit)
Penny Arcade's Mike Krahulik hosts an AMA. (r/IAMA)
Eight experts on Egyptian history and culture host a panel in r/AskHistorians. (r/AskHistorians)
What is the difference between a "meme" and an "image macro"? Redditor codemunkeh explains. (r/defaultgems)
It's gold, Jerry: redditor FaithWithinReason crafts the funniest episode of "Modern Seinfeld." (r/bestof)
Why do we have birthmarks? (r/explainlikeimfive)
- Is there a scientific reason why some people are "morning people" and others are "night owls"? (r/AskScience)
Rape, harassment, and misogyny in Geek Culture: 2012 in review
The Daily Dot has spent a considerable amount of time this year reporting incidents of sexism, misogyny, and attacks on women that have occurred throughout the gaming and comics industries this year. These are two often-overlapping mainstays of geek culture that have traditionally been seen as male-only spaces and are plagued with severe systemic gender inequality.
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