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Great Moments in Reddit History: A Creative Synthesis

…and a great moment in bro-am journalism: Synopsis: [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.” … Continue reading

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Everything is a Remix: Popular Culture Recycling on Reddit

In one of my favorite class topics, Kirby Ferguson showed us that nearly everything we consume in popular culture and media today is in some form a remix of items or ideas that have preceded it. This encompasses everything from … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks, a Redditor’s Best Friend

It comes as no surprise that the majority of redditors are strong advocates of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. The site has its own subreddit dedicated exclusively to news and commentary on the whistleblowing project. In the video, Randall says in … Continue reading

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TOR, Reddit, and Jessi Slaughter

Because reddit does not utilize an IP-rerouter like TOR, Randall was able to look up catsrule24’s IP address and “backtrace” it. The Cyber Police “backtracing” meme I overlayed on top of Randall’s monologue here references Jessi Slaughter (aka Jessica Leonhardt): … Continue reading

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Karma Without A Cause: Reddit’s Gamification and Social Media Fatigue

In the video, Witherspoon walks us through what he calls “the point of the site”: karma. Karma is the name given to the system of upvotes and downvotes a post, link, or comment receives from other redditers. It’s a simple … Continue reading

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“Holy Heteronormativity, Batman: Catsrule24 is a GIRL!”: Reddit and Gender

In the video, when I ask Randall about his dating life and his relationship with women in general, he says: “I don’t talk to women. I don’t get women, they don’t get me. Who needs ’em? I talk to guys … Continue reading

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Dunbar’s Number: How Many Friends Does Randall Really Have?

In the video, Randall tells us that he has 25-30 friends on Facebook, a number within Robin Dunbar’s limit for semi-close to reasonably affiliated friends and acquaintances. This is clearly a joke in the video, but one that follows the … Continue reading

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