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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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The Internet is like this toilet: How Reddit and other Web 2.0 communities broke the Internet

The Internet is like this toilet: How Reddit and other Web 2.0 communities broke the Internet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We've created a dark, consequence-free place for libel, threats and harassment -- and no one feels responsible
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This Man Says He Can Save Reddit With the Spirit of Bitcoin

This Man Says He Can Save Reddit With the Spirit of Bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Reddit's recent controversy is mired in a push to decentralize, and at the heart of that is a technology called Blockchain.
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Why it makes sense for Reddit to decentralize, a la bitcoin - Engadget

Why it makes sense for Reddit to decentralize, a la bitcoin - Engadget | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Imagine a version of Reddit that's fully peer-to-peer like BitTorrent, and which relies on small bitcoin transactions to function. That's something the company...
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Reddit's Big Move to Eliminate Workplace Gender Bias

Reddit's Big Move to Eliminate Workplace Gender Bias | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The social networking site is banning salary negotiations in the hiring process.
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Reddit’s ugly, racist secret: How it became the most hateful space on the Internet

Reddit’s ugly, racist secret: How it became the most hateful space on the Internet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The powerhouse website is turning a blind eye to hate, explains Southern Poverty Law Center's Keegan Hankes
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In Spain, Politics via Reddit - The New Yorker

In Spain, Politics via Reddit - The New Yorker | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Podemos is the world’s first Reddit party. Debates and online votes will shape the party as it stands for election in 2015.
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You asked Chris Anderson anything. Here are the highlights. | Best ...

Yesterday, our curator Chris Anderson took an hour to answer rapid-fire questions in a Reddit AMA, sandwiched between AMAs with Matt Damon and Kevin Smith no less. Redditors asked Chris about everything from his dream speakers to the charge that TED has censored speakers. Below, highlights of the conversation.

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Reddit Draws Readers, Authors, Publishers

Reddit Draws Readers, Authors, Publishers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The books section of Reddit has become a huge -- and hugely influential -- community.
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One Way to Reform Reddit: Give Users a Share in Profits

One Way to Reform Reddit: Give Users a Share in Profits | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It might be time for Reddit to move away from its reliance on volunteers to run its operations and give Reddit’s users a financial stake in the company’s success.
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Revolt! Reddit uprising is determined to oust Ellen Pao - CNET - CNET

Revolt! Reddit uprising is determined to oust Ellen Pao - CNET - CNET | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The interim CEO's apology falls on deaf ears after the firing of a key staffer stirs new policies. Poor communication with Reddit users hasn't helped.
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Fred Wilson: The Next Reddit Will Likely Be Built on the Bitcoin Blockchain

Fred Wilson: The Next Reddit Will Likely Be Built on the Bitcoin Blockchain | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It may be that there is no viable middle ground between a centrally controlled media platform and an entirely decentralized media platform
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Reddit Now Lets Other Sites Embed User Comments

Reddit Now Lets Other Sites Embed User Comments | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 After a few months of beta testing, Reddit has officially launched embeddable comments. Like Twitter’s embedded tweets feature, embeddable comments makes it easy for other sites to feature comments from Reddit users.
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Reddit made $8.3 million in ad revenues last year, and will donate 10%

Reddit made $8.3 million in ad revenues last year, and will donate 10% | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Reddit, which says it gets about 160 million unique visitors a month, made about $8.3 million in ad revenues in 2014 and is donating 10% of that to charity.
The company announced its revenue figures in a blog post Wednesday.
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Henry Lee's curator insight, February 19, 2015 9:26 PM

Reddit is a hugely popular forum where users vote on user-generated content links, which can be news, music or pretty much anything. The more votes a particular link gets, the faster it climbs up the Reddit chart, which helps the link reach a broader audience by being more visible at the top of the chart. This is a great way for compelling news to be widely distributed and widely discussed. There are many engaging topics from the controversial (e.g., gun control) to the silly (e.g., funny things my dog does). This might be an easy way for people to get a sense of what public opinion is on a particular topic to help shape/inform their own views.

Amos J Cruz's curator insight, March 8, 2015 11:03 PM

Interesting...Maybe in my age I've become more of a late adopter because despite a good friend's plea for my attention in 2012, I refused to jump on the Reddit bandwagon.  Giving 10% to charity?  I can respect that and maybe give Reddit another go...maybe :)

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How Dogecoin Could Lead the World into a Gift Based Economy - I Have Bitcoins

How Dogecoin Could Lead the World into a Gift Based Economy - I Have Bitcoins | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In a recent blog post on CoinDesk, Brett Scott introduced the idea that cryptocurrencies could have a major impact on the rise of a gift based economy. At the fore of this gifting culture is the unlikely aspirational hero that is Dogecoin, the meme based Shiba Inus dog touting cryptocurrency. The Shibe community on Reddit recently raised $33,000 to send the Jamaican bobsled team to the Sochi Olympics. This tremendous feat is a testament to the power of people coming together to give whatever small amount they can to make a difference. And it’s just one example of shibes showing their support for the underdog. 

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AMA: How a Weird Internet Thing Became a Mainstream Delight - The Atlantic

AMA: How a Weird Internet Thing Became a Mainstream Delight - The Atlantic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Reddit's question-and-answer format imports the aspirational norms of honesty and authenticity from pseudonymous Internet forums into mainstream interviews.  
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Is Reddit's Success The Result Of A Coding 'Happy Accident'? - Forbes

Is Reddit's Success The Result Of A Coding 'Happy Accident'? - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A post Monday by software developer Ian Greenleaf Young, claims thatReddit’s empire is founded on a flawed algorithm. In question is the site’s “Hot” ranking algorithm, one of the most important pieces of code behind the self-proclaimed “front page of the internet.” Greenleaf Young has examined and tested the code and concludes that a simple transposition of terms is responsible for some seriously counterintuitive effects. He, and others, have reported this as a “bug” but Reddit does not seem to be interested in fixing it. Why would this be?

 
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