Reddit Digest: January 27, 2012

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.

  • Pretty fair question about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a pro-copyright treaty that’s drawing the same kind of ire as America’s proposed Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act. “Why are we not seeing nearly as much protest against ACTA like we did with SOPA/PIPA?” Are we simply too late? (r/askreddit)
  • Though the Polish government joined ACTA despite massive protests, at least some members of the Polish parliament adopted Guy Fawkes masks to protest. (r/pics)
  • We’re all adults here, right? We wouldn’t, say, fill r/horses with Photoshopped images of Sarah Jessica Parker, would we? (r/horses)
  • At least there was some maturity in r/books, where one kind soul gave an extensive guide to reading Joyce’s Ulysses. (r/books)
  • Remember that redditor in San Francisco snapped a photo of tourist, and r/pics identified her almost immediately? r/RBI has the video she made of him! (r/RBI)
Kevin Collier

Kevin Collier

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.