EFF: Reddit Commenter’s Fight for Anonynmity Is a Win for Free Speech and Fair Use

EFF: Reddit Commenter’s Fight for Anonynmity Is a Win for Free Speech and Fair Use. “A fight over unmasking an anonymous Reddit commenter has turned into a significant win for online speech and fair use. A federal court has affirmed the right to share copyrighted material for criticism and commentary, and shot down arguments that Internet users from outside the United States can’t ever rely on First Amendment protections for anonymous speech.”

How-To Geek: What Is a Throwaway Reddit Account, and How Do I Create One?

How-To Geek: What Is a Throwaway Reddit Account, and How Do I Create One?. “A throwaway account is a temporary account used for a specific purpose—not your main Reddit account. Your regular Reddit account might include your name or make you identifiable through your posting history, and that can be limiting. If you want to be able to ask a question or leave a comment without anyone knowing it’s you, you need a throwaway account that can’t be identified.”

Ask Me Anything: Promoting Archive Collections On Reddit (RIT Scholar Works)

RIT Scholar Works: Ask Me Anything: Promoting Archive Collections On Reddit. “Social media is an important marketing and outreach tool for many libraries. While Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are commonly used, Reddit is underutilized despite its popularity and high user engagement. Special collections can use Reddit to reach and engage with their target audiences, no matter how niche. This article explains how to use Reddit and host an event called ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA), using as a model a successful AMA hosted by archivists at the Rochester Institute of Technology.”

The Verge: Reddit is making it much easier to follow discussions around TV, news, and live events

The Verge: Reddit is making it much easier to follow discussions around TV, news, and live events. “Reddit is launching two new post types to all subreddits today, Variety reports. Moderators will be able to create event and collection posts, which will help users follow along with discussions centered around live events, breaking news, and TV shows.”

The Next Web: Yes, there’s a subreddit that skewers those targeted Facebook t-shirt ads

The Next Web: Yes, there’s a subreddit that skewers those targeted Facebook t-shirt ads. “Facebook ads are usually weird and funny when they’re not showing off spooky knowledge of your life and hobbies. Those targeted ads for graphic t-shirts somehow manage to be all three — and a subreddit is celebrating them in all their bizarre glory.”

TorrentFreak: Reddit’s /r/Piracy is Deleting Almost 10 Years of History to Avoid Ban

TorrentFreak: Reddit’s /r/Piracy is Deleting Almost 10 Years of History to Avoid Ban. “Under pressure from Reddit’s administrators over copyright issues, the site’s largest forum dedicated to piracy discussion has opted for ‘The Nuclear Option’. After voting by its contributors, all posts older than six months are now being deleted. That’s almost 10 years of data, the vast majority of it completely legal. The negative effects are already being felt.”

Boing Boing: Reddit’s wonderful “Change My View” forum launches its own independent website

Boing Boing: Reddit’s wonderful “Change My View” forum launches its own independent website. “As I’ve written before, Change My/A View is a fascinating use-case, but it’s also got heavy selection bias going for it. It doesn’t so much prove that reasoned debate can change people’s minds, but rather than, if you’re the kind of person who goes looking for reasoned debate, your mind may change.”