The Verge: Imgur launches Melee, a dedicated gaming section trying to rival Twitch Clips

The Verge: Imgur launches Melee, a dedicated gaming section trying to rival Twitch Clips. “Melee is a new app for gaming content on Imgur. It’s meant to give players the ability to share their favorite gaming clips with other users and potentially bring attention to themselves in the process. Imgur has hundreds of millions of users who frequent the site, and they may differ from the daily Twitch crowd, making it a new venue for streamers who are trying to get recognized. Although the company is also allowing Twitch integrations for players.”

TechCrunch: Imgur’s take on Snapchat Stories is for people who really love GIFs

TechCrunch: Imgur’s take on Snapchat Stories is for people who really love GIFs . “Imgur, the hugely popular photo and GIF sharing site with over 250 million users, is the latest to board the ephemeral storytelling train. Like the ‘stories’ feature inside Snapchat and Facebook/Instagram, which has cloned the heck of Snapchat, Imgur has moved into lean-back content with the arrival of ‘Snacks’, a new feature that sits at the top of its mobile app.”

Time to change your password: Imgur was hacked in 2014 (BetaNews)

BetaNews: Time to change your password: Imgur was hacked in 2014. “While much of the US was celebrating Thanksgiving, social image hosting site Imgur was made aware of a security breach that took place back in 2014. Around 1.7 million user accounts were affected. This is a relatively small percentage of Imgur users, and COO Roy Sehgal points out that the site has never asked for ‘personally-identifying information.’ Nevertheless, the company is contacting the owners of affected accounts, advising them to change their passwords.”

TechCrunch: Imgur’s favorite folders turn 250M meme lords into curators

TechCrunch: Imgur’s favorite folders turn 250M meme lords into curators. “Either you’re one of 250 million monthly Imgurians, or you probably have no idea what Imgur is. The site for posting and upvoting jokes, inspiration, trivia and sob stories has long flown under the radar despite its massive size and $40 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz. But those who are part of the addictive image-sharing community know there’s been one feature at the top of the request lists forever: favorite folders.”