Search Engine Journal: Goodbye Facebook Pages, Hello Reddit!. “I have been on Reddit since 2006 and the most common complaints I hear from many companies and individuals is that Reddit is too hard to participate in, looks too simple, or isn’t friendly to brands. Reddit isn’t harder, it’s more real.”
Boy Genius Report: This website looks identical to Reddit, but it will steal your password. “The next time you decide to visit Reddit to get your daily fill of world news, funny pictures and silly comment chains, be sure that you take your time when typing in the website address. A malicious site that looks identical to Reddit was discovered over the weekend, and if you’re not careful, you could have your login information stolen.” Still up at his writing.
TechCrunch: Reddit adds 2-factor authentication for all. “Reddit has finally joined other major web properties in adding two-factor authentication for all users. It’s been available for mods and some testers for a while, but this is the first time the vast multitudes of redditors will have access to it.”
Wired: Our Best Hope For Civil Discourse Online Is On … Reddit . “CHANGE MY VIEW was the brainchild of Kal Turnbull, a musician who was just 17 when he launched the subreddit in 2013, roughly three years before intransigence became the guiding principle of all debate everywhere. As a high school senior, Turnbull could have been forgiven for digging in his heels on teen truisms like punk’s not dead or—he’s Scottish—alba gu bràth. Instead he rebelled against all sloganeering and groupthink.”
The Next Web: Reddit admits its email provider was hacked to steal Bitcoin Cash tips. “Following a brigade of spooked Redditors reporting hacked accounts and missing Bitcoin Cash tips, Reddit has now revealed the results of its internal investigation – and it doesn’t look good. A hacker purportedly breached the platform’s third-party password reset system, forcing access to the accounts of multiple victims.”
How-to Geek: How to Add Custom User Tags to Reddit. “You can block abusive or annoying Reddit users, but that’s cumbersome and can lead to missed conversations. You can report them to the moderators—the town sheriffs of Reddit’s divided community system—but that’s no guarantee they’ll actually be dealt with, since moderators can be (and often are) completely useless. If you’d like to keep all the posts on Reddit visible while still making it clear which users you should ignore (or, possibly, pay more attention to), a third-party browser extension has you covered.”
CNET: Upvote this: Best of Reddit 2017 is peak internet. “Nine hundred million comments and 12 billion upvotes later, Reddit has posted its best-of lists for 2017. The fourth-most visited site on the internet says its most upvoted post was one called ‘The Senate. Upvote this so that people see it when they Google “The Senate”.’ The second-ranking post, ‘Private Internet Access, a VPN provider, takes out a full page ad in The New York Times calling out 50 senators,’ also blended internet activism and politics, and two more focused on net neutrality.”