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WE’RE THE NERDS The Birth and Tumultuous lifestyle of Reddit, the Internet’s community Laboratory By Christine Lagorio-Chafkin Illustrated. 492 pp. Hachette Books. $28.
5 years ago, it appeared like a swell concept for Mark Zuckerberg to get in touch every individual on earth, because we might all sit around performing “Kumbaya” and ordering from Amazon. Reporters revered Twitter for providing a megaphone to oppressed groups like, well, journalists. Bing, figuring it had fixed the nagging issues associated with the living, launched a venture to defeat death.
Also then, at an instant of techno-optimism we have been not likely to see once again inside our lifetimes, Reddit ended up being a toxic swamp. Continue reading “Where Trolls Reigned Free: An Innovative New Reputation For Reddit”