- Hong Kong protesters wear LeBron James masks Wednesday 7:58 PM
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- How to stream Chiefs vs. Broncos on Thursday Night Football Wednesday 6:00 PM
- Feds take down dark web’s largest known child porn site Wednesday 5:33 PM
- Ben Shapiro says his ‘man body’ is just as controlled as women’s Wednesday 5:06 PM
- Genius turns Kylie Jenner’s ‘rise and shine’ meme into alarm ringtone Wednesday 4:14 PM
- In ‘Tell Me Who I Am,’ twin brothers grapple with hidden trauma Wednesday 4:13 PM
- Panama Papers law firm sues Netflix over ‘The Laundromat’ Wednesday 3:07 PM
- ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ is a gorgeous noir with little below the surface Wednesday 1:14 PM
- Jameela Jamil and Sara Sampaio got in a Twitter feud over ‘long-starved’ models Wednesday 12:52 PM
- Freddie Prinze Jr. will straight-up school you about the Force don’t @ him Wednesday 12:18 PM
- Woman hosts Instagram funeral after she ‘killed’ $102K in student debt Wednesday 11:45 AM
- YouTube beats Netflix as go-to streaming platform for teens Wednesday 11:41 AM
- The tallest man in America posts emotional YouTube video from hospital room Wednesday 11:31 AM
- Nintendo Switch subreddit implodes amid Hong Kong protests Wednesday 11:14 AM
Reddit Digest: January 6, 2012
Reddit’s live-interview sessions can be a great way to build political buzz—if you’re not competing in a seperate thread with a verified, former crack whore.
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 than90,000 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.
In case you missed it: Reddit surpassed 2 billion page views in December. That’s more than double the numbers from 2010, when the site registered 829 million page views, and eight times the January 2010 total of 250 million. Unique visitors jumped from about 12.5 million in December 2010 to 35 million last month. (r/blog)
This discussion about reddiquette in /r/TheoryOfReddit takes an interesting turn: Why not get rid of public karma numbers? Won’t that improve discussions and get rid of karma whores? Maybe. But as others point out, those public numbers gamify Reddit, and are a big part of the site’s growth. (/r/TheoryOfReddit)
Collecting “thousands of pounds of pre-1983 U.S. pennies” in the hope of melting them down someday for profit is probably not the best get rich quick scheme out there. (/r/Economics
Today I learned Nick Cave wrote a script for the sequel to Gladiator. Unfortunately it got scrapped because Maximus time-traveled, fought Nazis, and got reincarnated by Roman gods. (PS, here’s the script.) (/r/todayilearned)
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