reddit could've been called "hotlex" or "voxaloo"

I found these gems in an email I sent to Steve back on April 22, 2005. These are just a few of the names we tossed around before I discovered "reddit.com" -- good thing I did....

sosnoo.com
mysnoo.com
hotagg.com
aggpop.com
hotsnoo.com
snoopop.com
perkma.com
hotlex.com
perkperk.com
voxperk.com
lexpop.com
gaxoo.com
freshperk.com
perkoo.com
perklu.com
popfresh.com
perkla.com
dosedose.com
perkdose.com
ripefresh.com
laperk.com
perkle.com
populoo.com
frescoperk.com
frescoo.com
nitlu.com
nitman.com
redsnoo.com
ripered.com
snoovox.com
voxloo.com
voxaloo.com

More stories from the early days of reddit can be found in my WSJ bestseller, Without Their Permission.

A night with Stephen Colbert

I can't tell you how nervous I was, but I think it turned out OK despite me not realizing Stephen pre-dated Stewart on The Daily Show (fail).

Watch the clip.

Sure enough, Without Their Permission had another surge thanks to the Colbert Bump! I can't possibly thank Stephen and the entire team at The Report enough for making this all happen & being so freaking accommodating to me and my guests.

Keep up with everything WTP tour-related on our WIRED destination site.

Announcing an epic 100 stop, 65 university, 5 month tour for internet entrepreneurship (and Without Their Permission)



I announced this earlier this week on the reddit blog -- read all about it -- and let me know if I'm going to see you on campus!

My team and I have been overwhelmed with the response from everyone across the country and also abroad. I CANNOT WAIT for you to all get your hands on the book this October 1st (and high-5 you in person!).