We'll see if the rally is successful, or if it fizzles into this year's Snakes on a Plane. But just by getting it rolling, Reddit has already dwarfed the real-world cultural accomplishments of Digg and 4chan and proven that it can push more culture through the internet than its competitors. This is the web's real center, whether anyone recognizes it or not.
Thank you, Nick Douglas!
Tempted by the fruit of another
Reddit's been enjoying a wave of positive press lately--and with good reason. It does a lot of the same things Digg does, only better. I began casually using the site about three years ago, and have been going there daily for the past nine months.
Like Digg, Reddit revolves around users submitting and voting on stories. But there are a number of reasons it's different, and in many ways superior. Here are five big ones:
Welcome to reddit, Josh! Thanks for such a thoroughly awesome comparison story.
Seriously, I could write a blog entry a week about awesome random acts performed by the reddit community. Mainstream media, feel free to cover this stuff for a warm & fuzzy story about the Internet...
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive and a founder of Facebook, has agreed to donate $100 million to improve the long-troubled public schools in Newark, and Gov. Chris Christie will cede some control of the state-run system to Mayor Cory A. Booker in conjunction with the huge gift, officials said Wednesday.
The three men plan to announce the arrangement on Friday on the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Well, the PR timing couldn't be better (and doing it on Oprah is a nice touch) but well done nonetheless, Mark. It'll be interesting to see how this $100M will be used (or squandered).