Meet the Internet’s Most Hated Typist

If you've spent any time on Reddit, or any of those meme sites out there, then you might've seen a picture of a guy pecking away at his typewriter on a sunny day whilst sitting on a park bench. Seems like a rather innocuous photo, if a little odd, but surprisingly, it elicited a huge amount of negative comments on Reddit, such as:"I see this as pathetic. If this was some sort of performance art, it would be one thing, but it'd be the worst piece ever. This is just some ***hole trying to … [Read more...]

To Catch A Predditor: Reddit, Gawker, and the Challenge of Online Privacy

Reddit describes itself as "the front page of the internet", a statement that seems to be growing truer all the time. The site has become increasingly popular -- it's estimated that the site receives as many as 30 million unique visitors a month -- and it has garnered an immense amount of cultural capital. On August 29, 2012, President Obama went on Reddit and did a live Q&A (or "AMA", for "Ask Me Anything" session in Reddit-speak) that had more than 4 million visits in a 24-hour span, and … [Read more...]