The Verge: Reddit launches five-day live-streaming test. “Reddit is testing out something that, if successful, could help it take on platforms like Twitch and YouTube — live-streaming. The company today announced its first broadcasting tool, which it’s calling the ‘Reddit Public Access Network.’ The software will let eligible users live-stream to a new subreddit called r/pan.”
Hongkiat: Pull Subreddit Keywords with This Free Keyword Tool . “Reddit is a goldmine of entertainment, news, advice, and market research. You can find a subreddit on pretty much everything and this creates niche communities on every topic under the sun. Keyworddit is a free keyword research web app developed with one purpose: to scrape subreddits and pull related keywords, along with their search volume.”
Tom’s Guide: What Is Reddit and How to Use It: The Definitive Guide. “Reddit claims to be ‘the front page to the Internet’, and after more than a decade enjoying it, I have to agree. Its users seem to have the ability to detect trends and news before anyone else, and then comment on them, often with extraordinary wit or illuminating knowhow. If you’re not familiar with the site, here’s a guide to everything about Reddit, how best to enjoy it and how to participate.” It’s more like an FAQ, but it’s a really good FAQ.
The Next Web: How to build Reddit custom feeds (also known as ‘multis’) like a pro. “Before I became a journalist, Reddit was my preferred source of information and entertainment. I didn’t use Twitter, I hardly got on Facebook, and I absolutely despised Snapchat. Then I started using it for work, and I suddenly couldn’t enjoy it in my spare time anymore. It felt like two universes colliding. Until I discovered custom feeds (also known as multis).”
Reddit: Fun little experiment — Using a Raspberry Pi 4 to archive Reddit in real-time. “I recently got a Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) and wanted to torture the shit out of it by running an Elasticsearch node on it. Much to my surprise, not only does it keep up with indexing Reddit data in real-time, it offers surprisingly fast searches.”
Vice: Confessions of a Reddit ‘Karma Whore’. “In its sprawl, Reddit shapeshifts. Minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day. While no two posts are ever quite the same, synchronicities and inside jokes emerge. On Reddit, people around the world play touch-and-go with news stories, politics, memes, and their hobbies, participating in an exchange of mood and culture. It’s a community that entertains itself and makes a concerted effort not to be captured by the views, angles, and attitudes of more mainstream social media.”
CNET: Reddit gets its first female board member. “Personal Capital chief marketing officer Porter Gale is joining Reddit’s board of directors, the company announced Tuesday. Gale will be the first female to sit on the board in Reddit’s history.”