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Look Who's Going Public
Dec 16, 2021 6:41 AM CST
Look Who's Going Public
Reddit files for IPO, wants users to be shareholders
- Reddit is going public. The popular social media site known for "ask me anything" conservations with celebrities and the hot WallStreetBets investors forum , said late Wednesday that it has confidentially filed paperwork for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. "The number of shares to...
Why Heartbroken Men
Are Turning to Reddit
Nov 10, 2021 2:28 PM CST
Why Heartbroken Men Are Turning to Reddit
With stigma, they may feel unable to express relationship issues in more traditional contexts
- Research carried out in clinical and counselling settings has suggested men tend to avoid relationship problems and keep partners at a distance, reports Insider . But that may be the result of researchers looking for answers in the wrong places, according to a new study, which finds men are more likely...
A 'Cruel' Reddit Forum Puts
Dark Twist on COVID Deaths
Sep 26, 2021 9:30 AM CDT
A 'Cruel' Reddit Forum Puts Dark Twist on COVID Deaths
HermanCainAward goes to anti-vaxxers who die from the disease
- Public obituaries amid the pandemic have turned into a "war of words," notes WebMD . Families of loved ones who died of COVID frequently vent their rage at the unvaccinated or make pleas for others to get their shots. On Reddit, however, a related phenomenon has reached a whole...
Web Host Terminates Site
for Reporting Abortions
Sep 4, 2021 11:30 AM CDT
Web Host Terminates Site for Reporting Abortions
GoDaddy says Texas Right to Life violated privacy rules
- People incensed by a Texas Right to Life website for anonymously reporting women who had sought abortions asked to speak to the manager, and it worked. While TikTok users and Redditors flooded the site with fake tips, other people went straight to the top. The site’s host, GoDaddy, has...
Pick Next Investment
Mar 16, 2021 2:46 PM CDT
Redditors Who Bought GameStop Pick Next Investment
It's gorillas, for a reason
- The WallStreetBets Reddit group has landed on its next investment: gorillas. Yes, really. The redditors who sent shares of GameStop (GME) soaring in January go by the nickname "apes," and on Saturday, one of those apes posted the following: "Adopted a gorilla." He did so in...
There's a Dark Side to the
Viral Silhouette Challenge
Feb 2, 2021 9:05 AM CST
There's a Dark Side to the Viral Silhouette Challenge
Videos are being edited to better reveal their sometimes-naked subjects
- The "silhouette challenge" is the latest viral craze sweeping social media sites like TikTok and Instagram, this one meant to empower women. Women post videos of themselves dancing, often partially or completely nude, with their bodies appearing in silhouette. Outlets like
explain how to copy...
Prompts a TikTok Move
Sep 23, 2020 2:41 PM CDT
Suicide Video Prompts a TikTok Move
Company suggests tech 'partnership' could help tamp down on harmful content
- TikTok says "groups operating on the dark web" engaged in a "coordinated effort" to share a graphic suicide video across its platform. Now it's asking other social media giants for help. The video of a US man shooting himself was live-streamed on Facebook in late August before...
Reddit Bans Popular
Jun 29, 2020 3:47 PM CDT
Reddit Bans Popular Pro-Trump Forum
r/The_Donald was booted in crackdown on hate speech
- A popular Reddit forum that described itself as "a never-ending rally dedicated to the 45th President of the United States" has been banned as part of the site's crackdown on hate speech. The r/The_Donald subreddit, launched in the early days of President Trump's campaign in 2015, was...
Reddit Board, for
'Family and Country'
Jun 5, 2020 3:35 PM CDT
Co-Founder Leaves Reddit Board, for 'Family and Country'
Alexis Ohanian says he thinking of what he'll someday tell his daughter
- Fifteen years after co-founding Reddit, Alexis Ohanian made announcements Friday that he said were long overdue. He resigned from the company's board, KNTV reports, and told Reddit that his successor should be a black person. "I'm doing this for me, for my family, and for my country,...
After 95 Tries,
She Finally Got
the Secret Santa
Dec 27, 2019 8:22 AM CST
After 95 Tries, She Finally Got the Secret Santa Everyone Wants
'Bill Gates is my Secret Santa, I just won Secret Santa 2019!'
- Ninety-fifth time's the charm. Per WLNS , that's how many RedditGifts exchanges a Michigan woman had to participate in before she got the ultimate Secret Santa this year, the one everyone fervently hopes they'll get: Bill Gates. Shelby—as the recipient of a Christmas package sent by the...
Anonymous Anti-Trump Author
Says He Will Reveal Identity
Nov 27, 2019 4:42 AM CST
Anonymous Anti-Trump Author Says He Will Reveal Identity
'Donald Trump has not heard the last of me'
- After much speculation about his identity , the anonymous author of
had an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit and promised not to stay anonymous forever. "I am not afraid to use my own name to express concern about the current occupant of the Oval Office,"...
Trump Backers Online Have
New Term to Mock Liberals
Oct 18, 2018 11:48 AM CDT
Trump Backers Online Have New Term to Mock Liberals
'NPC' is a gaming term, but it's being used by Trump supporters on Reddit, 4Chan
- Twitter has been making a series of moves to improve its platform, and one in particular has drawn attention by raising the profile of a pro-Trump meme used to troll liberals. If you've been seeing lots of references to "NPC," this would be why. Kevin Roose of...
After Hit-and-Run Kills
Cyclist, Redditors Step In
Aug 16, 2018 5:59 PM CDT
After Hit-and-Run Kills Cyclist, Redditors Step In
Internet users identify vehicle part left behind at scene
- Susan Rainwater was riding her bicycle in Eatonville, Wash., last Thursday morning when a vehicle came up from behind, veered off the road, and fatally struck the 66-year-old. The driver then left her for dead, police say; a passerby later found her body in a ditch after spotting her crumpled...
'Monopoly Man' Explains 'His'
Stunt in Online AMA
Oct 6, 2017 1:34 PM CDT
'Monopoly Man' Explains 'His' Stunt in Online AMA
The 'man' is really financial activist Amanda Werner, and she had quite a lot to say on Reddit
- She came, she saw, she conquered the Equifax Senate Banking Committee hearing —dressed up like the "Monopoly Man." Amanda Werner went viral after she donned her top hat, mustache, and monocle Wednesday to resemble Rich Uncle Pennybags, sitting behind ex-Equifax CEO Richard Smith, and on Friday, Werner...
FBI Traces Racist Threat
to Panera Bread WiFi for Arrest
Oct 5, 2017 12:45 PM CDT
FBI Traces Racist Threat to Panera Bread WiFi for Arrest
John Edgar Rust allegedly threatened to kill black students at Howard University
- The FBI has arrested a white man in his mid-20s who allegedly threatened to kill black students at Howard University two years ago, and the investigation involved a nifty bit of internet sleuthing. Agents first traced the threat posted on Reddit and 4chan to the wireless internet at a Panera...
to 'Blackmail' Criticism
Jul 5, 2017 1:11 PM CDT
CNN Responds to 'Blackmail' Criticism
Network says criticism over wrestling video story is off-base
- CNN scored a news scoop when it tracked down and interviewed the maker of the gone-viral wrestling video featuring President Trump. The network didn't identify the Reddit user behind the video but reserved the right to do so with language that critics say amounted to blackmail. All of which...
CNN Threatens to Unmask
Creator of Trump Video
Jul 5, 2017 6:21 AM CDT
CNN Threatens to Unmask Creator of Trump Video
He says he's very sorry
- The Reddit user who was overjoyed when President Trump tweeted his video of Trump body-slamming a man with the CNN logo over his face changed his tune when CNN caught up with him. CNN says user HanA**holeSolo posted an extensive apology on Reddit after the network discovered his identity and...
Reddit User Thrilled With
Trump's Wrestling Video Tweet
Jul 3, 2017 6:13 AM CDT
Reddit User Thrilled With Trump's Wrestling Video Tweet
'I never expected my meme to be retweeted by the God Emporer himself!!!'
- The video at the center of yet another President Trump controversy appears to have originated on Reddit, where user HanA**holeSolo has become the toast of the r/The_Donald community. The video , a clip from a 2007 WWE event with CNN's logo replacing the head of Vince McMahon as he is...
Tune on Cancer
May 1, 2017 6:49 AM CDT
Val Kilmer Changes His Tune on Cancer
In Reddit AMA, says he had a 'healing' of it
- Val Kilmer took Michael Douglas to task for saying the actor had oral cancer . "I love Michael Douglas but he is misinformed," was how Kilmer put it six months ago. It appears that wasn't so. In a Wednesday Reddit Ask Me Anything chat that's now grabbing...
Question From Teenage Boy
Leaves Gorsuch Speechless
Mar 22, 2017 9:00 AM CDT
Question From Teenage Boy Leaves Gorsuch Speechless
He was asked to weigh in on favorite Reddit debate
- Sometimes you just need to know what a Supreme Court nominee is willing to fight—be it 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck. The "would you rather" question, often debated on Reddit , was one of the odder questions Neil Gorsuch faced during Day 1 of his confirmation hearing...
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