Great Moments in Reddit History: A Creative Synthesis

…and a great moment in bro-am journalism:


[For my final project in my online community journalism course, I had to investigate and document the culture of a popular social network. My choice: reddit. “The front page of the Internet.” The champagne of aggregate forums.

In order to provide the most accurate picture of what happens on the site, I turned to a veteran redditor who gave me a most colorful portrayal of where he spends all his free time.

Randall “baconronpaul” Witherspoon became engaged in a heated comment vendetta with Christian “catsrule24” on the atheism subreddit. After explaining the ins and outs of the site, he planned to go meet this catsrules24 in person to bury the hatchet.]

The video’s connections to theories, authors, and class discussions is interspersed between the lines of text and explained in the posts below. Enjoy!


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