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Reddit

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Category: Business (10)

Founded in 2006.

Countries: United States (47%), (43%), Netherlands (3%)

Main connections: Google, Twitter, Amazon.com

Linked to: University of Virginia, Y Combinator, Google, Hipmunk

 

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2006

It was acquired by Condé Nast Publications in October 2006 add something

 

Condé Nast Publications, owner of "Wired", acquired Reddit on October 31, 2006, and the team moved to San Francisco add something

 

Conde Nast - On October 31, 2006, Condé Nast acquired the content aggregation site Reddit, which was later spun off as a wholly owned subsidiary in September 2011


2007

In January 2007, Swartz was fired add something


2008

By the end of 2008, the team had grown to include Erik Martin, Jeremy Edberg, David King, and Mike Schiraldi add something

 

On June 18, 2008, Reddit became an open source project add something


2009

In 2009, Huffman and Ohanian moved on to form Hipmunk, recruiting Slowe and King shortly thereafter add something

 

In early 2009, Reddit started using $jQuery add something


2010

Hipmunk - It was co-founded by Adam Goldstein and Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman in 2010

 

In May 2010, Reddit was named in Lead411's "2010 Hottest San Francisco Companies" list add something

 

On June 7, 2010, Reddit staff launched a revamped mobile interface featuring rewritten CSS, a new color scheme, and a multitude of improvements add something

 

On July 21, 2010, Reddit outsourced the Reddit search engine to Flaptor, who used its search product IndexTank add something

 

Y Combinator (company) - In September 2010, Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Y Combinator-backed Reddit, joined

 

Gus Sorola - Soon after, on November 23, 2010, the company released pictures on Reddit of a door in their office turned into a safe-room door from the video game "Left 4 Dead" in an effort to build hype for the series' debut the following day


2011

Social bookmarking - As of 2011, both Digg and Reddit are ranked in the top 300 websites in terms of web traffic by Alexa.com

 

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud - August 8, 2011, saw another network connectivity outage of Amazon's Northern Virginia datacenter, knocking out the likes of Reddit, Quora, Netflix and FourSquare

 

Canvas Networks - In early 2011, Poole began to virally market Canvas on sites such as Reddit

 

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud - Shortly before 5 am ET on April 21, 2011, an outage started at EC2's Northern Virginia data center that brought down several websites, including Foursquare, Springpad, Reddit, Quora, and Hootsuite

 

In September 2011, Reddit was split from Condé Nast, and now operates as a subsidiary of Condé Nast's parent company, Advance Publications add something

 

On September 6, 2011, Reddit became operationally independent of Condé Nast, now operating as a separate subsidiary of its parent company, Advance Publications add something

 

GoDaddy - On December 22, 2011, a thread was started on the social news website Reddit, discussing the identity of supporters of the United States Stop Online Piracy Act , which included GoDaddy


2012

Charlie LeDuff - In 2012, a YouTube video of his reporting on Meals on Wheels became one of the top links of all time on the social network Reddit

 

Toni Frissell - In 2012, a colorized version by Reddit user 'agnoiologist' was published

 

Popehat (blog) - It has been repeatedly linked to by Boing Boing, Reddit, Instapundit, John Scalzi, Techdirt, and others and is in the ABA Journal "Blawg 100" for 2012

 

Stop Online Piracy Act - In January 2012, Reddit announced plans to black out its site for twelve hours on January 18, as company co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced he was going to testify to Congress

 

Stop Online Piracy Act - In January 2012, Reddit announced plans to black out its site for twelve hours on January 18, as company co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced he was going to testify to Congress

 

On January 11, 2012, Reddit announced that it would be participating in a 12-hour sitewide blackout in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act add something

 

Stop Online Piracy Act - Wider protests were considered and in some cases committed to by major internet sites, with high-profile bodies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Amazon, AOL, Reddit, &Mozilla, LinkedIn, &IAC (IAC_(company)), eBay, PayPal, WordPress and Wikimedia being widely named as "considering" or committed to an "unprecedented" internet blackout on January 18, 2012

 

Stop Online Piracy Act - Wider protests were considered and in some cases committed to by major internet sites, with high-profile bodies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Amazon, AOL, Reddit, &Mozilla, LinkedIn, &IAC (IAC_(company)), eBay, PayPal, WordPress and Wikimedia being widely named as "considering" or committed to an "unprecedented" internet blackout on January 18, 2012

 

However, "Suggestive or sexual content featuring minors" was not explicitly banned until February 2012, after members of the forum Something Awful planned to send correspondence to "Parent Teacher Associations, politicians, churches, news outlets and the FBI" about such subreddits add something

 

In May 2012, Reddit joined the Internet Defense League, a group formed to organise future protests add something

 

Internet Defense League - As of May 2012, several notable organizations have signed on to the protest network, including Mozilla, Reddit, Wordpress and the Cheezburger Network

 

On August 29, 2012, when the AMA occurred, the increased traffic brought down many parts of the website add something

 

In October 2012, a "Gawker" article published the real-life identity of "Violentacrez", a Reddit moderator prominently involved with a string of controversial subreddits devoted to explicit material add something

 

Gawker - On October 12, 2012, Adrian Chen posted an article identifying Reddit moderator Violentacrez as Michael Brutsch

 

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud - Another Northern Virginia datacenter outage occurred on October 22, 2012, from approximately 10 am to 4 pm PT. Edmodo, Airbnb, Flipboard, Reddit, and other customers were affected

 

Amazon Web Services - On October 22, 2012, a major outage occurred, affecting many sites such as Reddit, &Foursquare, Pinterest, and others

 

Amazon Elastic Block Store - On October 22, 2012, an Amazon EBS server in Northern Virginia became unavailable, making Reddit, Imgur and other websites unavailable as well

 

Trent Reznor - In November 2012, Reznor revealed on Reddit that he would be working with Queens of the Stone Age on a song for their sixth studio album, "Like Clockwork"


2013

Following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Reddit faced criticism after users wrongly identified a number of people as suspects add something

 

Andy Carvin - On January 25, 2013, Carvin conducted an AMA on Reddit to promote his new book, "Distant Witness"

 

On February 14, 2013, Reddit began accepting the digital currency bitcoin for its Reddit Gold subscription service through a partnership with bitcoin payment processor Coinbase add something

 

Adzerk - In March 2013, Reddit switched from using Google's Doubleclick platform to using adOS, in part to take advantage of the ability for their users to upvote and downvote ads

 

Mars Exploration Rover - In April 2013, a photo sent back by one of the rovers became widely circulated on social networking and news sites such as Reddit that appeared to depict a human penis carved into the Martian dirt

 

A body reported to be Sunil's was found in Rhode Island's Providence River on April 25, 2013 as reported by the Rhode Island Health Department add something

 

The default subreddits were changed again in July 2013, bringing the total to 22 add something

In late October 2013, the moderators of the r/politics subreddit banned a large group of websites add something

 

The December 2013 list of banned websites has been modified since late October, and sites with original content, such as Mother Jones and The Huffington Post, are allowed add something

 

Bas Lansdorp - On 28 December 2013, Lansdorp did an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit and had to face much criticism and skepticism about Mars One


2014

Tommy Wiseau - A Reddit user suggested in 2014 that Wiseau's birth country may be Poland, that the "W" may be related to "Wieczor", and that a Louisiana couple with that surname may be his aunt and uncle

 

In January 2014, Mother Jones published a story describing the sale of guns on the site add something

 

Phil Parsons Racing - In March 2014, Reddit users started a fundraiser to raise Dogecoin to sponsor the No. 98 at the Aaron's 499

 

Gary Johnson - In April 2014 in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session Johnson stated that he hopes to run for president in 2016

 

Avatar (2009 film) - On April 12, 2014, during a talk to Reddit, Cameron revealed that he was currently working on the three scripts for Avatar's sequels, which would be finished within six weeks

 

In August 2014, reddit users began sharing a large number of naked pictures of celebrities stolen from their private Apple iCloud accounts add something

 

In September 2014, an official mobile application for browsing AMA threads was released for the iOS and Android platforms under the name "Ask me Anything" add something

 

On October 29, 2014, Reddit comes to the crowdfunding field with Redditmade, a service that allows moderators to create merchandise for their subreddits add something

 

On November 2014, Chief Executive Yishan Wong resigned and co-founder Alexis Ohanian returned as the full-time executive chairman add something

 

As of November 23, 2014 the subreddit has over 7 million subscribers add something

 

On December 18, 2014, Reddit took the unusual step of banning a sub reddit 'SonyGOP' that was being used to distribute hacked Sony files add something


2015

Y Combinator (company) - As of Winter 2015, Y Combinator has invested in over 840 companies including Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Reddit, Zenefits, Instacart and Weebly

 

Amber Benson - Benson revealed in a January 2015 Reddit AMA that she was "an actress in a former life"

 

Redditmade was later closed in February 2015 add something

 

James Rollins - On February 10, 2015, Rollins wrote in an AMA on Reddit.com:

 

Aleksey Mishin (wrestler) - On March 18, 2015 Aleksey posted on Reddit that he was looking for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt to train him

 

As of April 2015, the subreddit has over 3 million subscribers add something

 

TextSecure - Asked about encrypted messaging apps during a Reddit AMA in May 2015, he recommended Signal for iOS, Redphone/TextSecure for Android

 

On June 10, 2015, Reddit shut down the 150,000 subscriber subreddit 'fatpeoplehate' and four others, citing issues related to harassment add something

 

Bitcoin Foundation - In July 2015, towards the beginning of his term as board member, Janssens made a public announcement on both the $ Bitcoin Foundation online forum and Reddit concerning the near-term insolvency of the Bitcoin Foundation, which had been kept secret by the Board

 

Voat - In early July 2015, following the dismissal of a popular administrator on & Reddit, another influx of Reddit members registered with Voat, leading to traffic which again caused Voat to experience downtime

 

On July 2, 2015, hundreds of subreddits, including several with over a million subscribers, were set to private by their respective moderators after Reddit's director of talent, Victoria Taylor, was dismissed add something

 

In October 2015, Reddit announced a news portal called Upvoted, designed to broaden the reach of Reddit as a standalone site featuring editorial content from Reddit users add something

 

Reddit has been blocked in Turkey since November 13, 2015 add something


2016

Social bookmarking - As of January 20, 2016, Reddit is now the 32nd highest ranking in the world and Digg has dropped out of the top 1000

 

In April 2016, Alien Blue was removed from the App Store in favor of Reddit's own application called Reddit: The Official App that is available on Google Play and the App Store add something

 

Reddit announced that they would begin using VigLink to redirect affiliate links in June 2016 add something

 

Self posts previously did not accumulate karma points for the submitter, but as of July 2016 these text only posts generate karma add something

 

In September 2016, a Redditor named "mormondocuments" released tens of administrative documents belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, an action driven by the ex-Mormon and atheist communities of that site add something

 

Timeline of computer viruses and worms - On 21 October 2016 multiple major DDoS attacks in DNS services of DNS service provider Dyn occurred using Mirai malware installed on a large number of IoT devices, resulting in the inaccessibility of several high-profile websites such as GitHub, Twitter, Reddit, &Netflix, Airbnb and many others

 

DynDNS - On 21 October 2016, Dyn's networks were attacked three times with a distributed denial-of-service attack, causing major sites including Twitter, Reddit, GitHub, Amazon.com, Netflix, Spotify, "Runescape", and Dyn's own website, to become unreachable via the Uniform Resource Locator but most sites were available via IP address manually or through a maintained etc/hosts file

 

Voat - In November 2016, more users relocated to Voat after Reddit banned the Pizzagate conspiracy theory subreddit citing doxing and harassment concerns

 

On November 23, 2016, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman admitted to secretly modifying the contents of thousands of public user comments on Reddit that he disliked add something

 

Serena Williams - Williams announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on December 29, 2016


2017

Stand by Me (film) - '" In a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" chat in 2017, Reiner said it is his personal favourite of his own films

 

In February 2017, Reddit banned the altright forum for violating its terms of service, more specifically for attempting to share personal information about the man who attacked alt-right figure Richard Spencer add something

 

Demonoid - Since March 2017, Demonoid is using a Reddit platform as official forum where users can talk and report problems which they encounter on a site. https://www

 

Place was closed on April 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM GMT having been active for a full three days add something

 

Paradise Papers - On 20 October 2017, an anonymous Reddit user hinted at the existence of the Paradise Papers

 

Paradise Papers - On 20 October 2017, an anonymous Reddit user hinted at the existence of the Paradise Papers


2018

Darknet market - On March 21 2018, Reddit administators shut down the popular subreddit /r/DarkNetMarkets citing new changes to their content policy that forbids the sale of "Drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, or any controlled substances

 

University of Virginia - One example of a startup launched by university students is Reddit, now one of the top 5 most viewed websites in the U.S. with nearly 100 billion annual pageviews, founded by UVA dormitory roommates Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian in 2005

 

In March 2018, it was revealed that Reddit's CEO had hidden Russian troll activity from users add something

 

Darknet market - On March 21, 2018, Reddit administrators shut down the popular subreddit /r/DarkNetMarkets citing new changes to their content policy that forbids the sale of "Drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, or any controlled substances

 

On August 1, 2018, Reddit administrators admitted to hackers gaining and leaking millions of user passwords add something

 

Voat - On September 12, 2018, Reddit banned several subreddits dedicated to discussing the QAnon conspiracy theory, stating that they had violated its rules prohibiting "inciting violence, harassment, and the dissemination of personal information


2019

In January 2019, a Philippine-based subreddit was accused of "disturbing posts of photos of women, including celebrities, apparently without their consent, similar to "a number" of secret Facebook groups that had been engaging in illegal activity of sharing "obscene" photos of women add something

 

The experiment ended at April 3, 2019, 11:08 PM GMT. add something

 

Google bomb - In May 2019, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss were targets of multiple Google bombs caused by Reddit users' dissatisfaction with the eighth season of their show "Game of Thrones"