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Reddit Digest: January 23, 2012
Today on Reddit, users track down a San Francisco tourist and spot a suspicious car in Utah.
With 30 million unique visitors and close to 2 billion page views a month, it’s safe to say a lot happens on the link-sharing and discussion site Reddit every day. There are more than 90,000 sections on the site; a single discussion alone can sometimes attract more than 10,000 comments.
How can anyone keep track of it all? Our daily Reddit Digest highlights the most interesting or important discussions from around the site—every morning.
- Violence in New York: a redditor in r/NYC watched a man die after getting hit by a subway car. “It was… awful. Blood and intestines covering the platform.” Another in r/Brooklyn was beaten up fighting off muggers. (r/NYC)
- r/pics comes through. “Can you help me find this tourist? I snapped this pic riding on a cable car in SF.” The tourist, or at least her doppleganger, is spotted almost immediately. (r/pics)
- An idea for continuing the fight against Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA): “Divide and conquer. Boycotting the entire movie industry at once won’t work…Instead we boycott one of the six studios.” (r/politics)
- Ever curious what your blackheads look like close up? How about under 400x magnification? (r/OffBeat)
A former senior politics reporter for the Daily Dot, Kevin Collier focuses on privacy, cybersecurity, and issues of importance to the open internet. Since leaving the Daily Dot in March 2016, he has served as a reporter for Vocativ and a cybersecurity correspondent for BuzzFeed.