Earlier this week, this rage comic was posted on Reddit by user CappnPoopdeck. The rage comic told a true story of her friend. Her friend used the bathroom on his ex-girlfriend’s pregnancy test himself and found out that the results came out positive. While it made for an interesting punchline for a comic, it turns out that the Reddit commenters were able to diagnose a medical problem through the results of that test.
Social bookmarking and news aggregator Reddit receives over 3 billion page views per month and 43 million monthly active users. Reddit’s valuation has shot up as a result. There has been a provision added in the incorporation paper documents from Advance Publications (parent company of Reddit’s parent company Conde Nast).
Earlier this month, we wrote about how Gawker.com revealed the identity of a Reddit user name Michael Brutsch (username: Violentacrez) that used the social bookmarking website to post extremely inappropriate content. Mr. Brutsch (pictured below) defended himself and claimed freedom of speech. Reddit CEO Yishan Wong said that the company will not be banning “distasteful” content and he condemned Reddit moderators for their widespread ban of Gawker links.
Gawker has discovered the identity of Reddit user Violentacrez. Gawker’s Adrian Chen called Michael Brutsch last Wednesday afternoon about being caught. He works at a Texas financial services company as a programmer. ”It’s amazing how much you can sweat in a 60 degree office,” said Brutsch. The 49-year-old programmer Michael Brutsch is known for posting images of scantily-clad underage girls on Reddit with the moniker Violentacrez.
Social bookmarking website Reddit.com hit a solid milestone during President Obama’s AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on the website. Reddit hit over 200,000 concurrent users during the AMA, which makes it Reddit’s largest day ever. “Reddit” and “Barack Obama” had quickly became a Twitter trending topic.
When I first wrote about Karen Klein in June, she was receiving a tremendous amount of support from the 4chan, Reddit, and Indiegogo community. She ended up raising over $400,000 in donations and Southwest Airlines gave her family a free trip to Disney Land, all expenses paid. The bullies that bashed on her for over 15 minutes on the bus were suspended and Klein retired shortly after. Earlier this week it was announced that Klein is using $100,000 from the donations to start the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation. The Foundation is starting their first campaign tour on October 5th in South Carolina as part of a multi-state “No Bully Tour.” Klein will be joined by anti-bully advocate Miss Teen USA Logan West.
Stan Lee is an American comic book writer, editor, and actor. He is the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, the company known for creating characters like Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and Hulk. Stan Lee has hopped on social bookmarking service Reddit.com to participate in an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) thread. Below is a break-down of some of the answers that Stan Lee gave to the questions.