Ars Technica: Book tells the inside story of how Reddit came to be the Internet’s “id”

Ars Technica: Book tells the inside story of how Reddit came to be the Internet’s “id”. “Entrepreneurs Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman famously founded Reddit as college roommates in 2005. Tech journalist Christine Lagorio-Chafkin’s recent book, We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit, the Internet’s Culture Laboratory, follows their sometimes rocky relationship as Reddit grew from a simple, user-directed front page for the Internet, to a scandal-rocked dominating force in online culture.”

The Next Web: Reddit’s data hoarders are frantically trying to save Tumblr’s NSFW content

The Next Web: Reddit’s data hoarders are frantically trying to save Tumblr’s NSFW content. “By Wednesday afternoon, just two days after the announcement, a group was already hard at work attempting to archive the whole damn thing, or, most of it anyway. Redditor u/itdnhr began the process, collecting some 67,000 NSFW Tumblr accounts and compiling a massive list. He then shared it with r/Datasets, where other redditors stripped the non-working accounts, leaving 43,000 accounts. Preserving Tumblr‘s NSFW accounts, though, isn’t without its challenges, both in scope and legality.”

Hongkiat: 4 Ways to Read Deleted Reddit Comments

Hongkiat: 4 Ways to Read Deleted Reddit Comments. “While browsing through Reddit, you must have seen deleted or removed comments that may have aroused your curiosity. But do you know you can recover most of these deleted comments with the help of third-party tools? In today’s post, I’ll show you four tools that can help you see deleted Reddit comments one way or another. These tools are completely free to use and aren’t illegal as well.”

MakeUseOf: What Is Reddiquette? 8 Things You Should Never Do on Reddit

MakeUseOf: What Is Reddiquette? 8 Things You Should Never Do on Reddit. “Reddit is one of the internet’s premiere places for the latest news, memes, and anything else you can think of. While you can get plenty out of Reddit just by browsing, after some time you may decide it’s time to create an account and actually get involved. Before you start posting, though, it’s a good idea to go over some basic rules of Reddit etiquette for the site—often called ‘Reddiquette.’ Let’s talk about some of the things not to do on Reddit. Avoid them, and you’ll be on your way to a more pleasant experience.”

Intelligencer: ‘I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place’

Intelligencer: ‘I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place’. “Over the last few months, Select All has interviewed more than a dozen prominent technology figures about what has gone wrong with the contemporary internet for a project called ‘The Internet Apologizes.’ We’re now publishing lengthier transcripts of each individual interview. This interview features Dan McComas, the former senior vice-president for product of Reddit and the founder and CEO of Imzy, a community-focused platform.”