And what was the biggest source of social media traffic [to Al Jazeera]? It wasn’t Facebook. It was Twitter (followed by Reddit). When it comes to spreading realtime news, the social revolution is very real and Twitter is in the vanguard.
Wow. Thanks to raldi for bringing this to my attention. What a year 2011 has already been for Al Jazeera. And I think this is only the beginning. Keep making WTFCNN.com look great, guys!
What I especially enjoy about this TechCrunch article is that its writer, Erick Schonfeld, once gushed over reddit's competition in a snarky article he wrote about our open-source announcement, "reddit Tries To Compete the Open-source Way."
Lesson to all of you startup founders: Brush that dirt off your shoulder and just keep persevering.