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Lessons From The Man Who Managed Reddit's Community Of Millions

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Reddit is considered one of the world’s leading news and social sites, with over 5.5 billion pages served to over 100 million unique visitors spanning 186 countries.It’s also known as one of the most engaged, vocal and opinionated communities on the web. It’s given birth to international movements.

What It Will Take to Create the Next Great Silicon Valleys, Plural

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The popular recipe for creating the “next” Silicon Valley goes something like this:*Build a big, beautiful, fully equipped technology park; *Mix in R&D labs and university centers; *Provide incentives to attract scientists, firms, and users; *Interconnect the industry through consortia and specialized suppliers; *Protect intellectual property and tech transfer; and *Establish a favorabl

4 Brand Approaches to Building a Social Media Community

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Brand loyalty is not an easily achievable feat. Every business owner knows the importance of

A Statement About Mahbod’s Annotations on Elliot Rodger’s Manifesto LEMON

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Yesterday the Rap Genius community annotated Elliot Rodger’s manifesto on News Genius. Because this tragedy is still so raw, there was internal debate as to whether this document belonged on the site at all. Ultimately we decided that it was worthy of close reading – understanding the psychology of people who do horrible things can help us to better understand our society and ourselves.

5 archaic difficulties that gay people still struggle with

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Even though it’s the twenty-first century, the LGBT community still struggles with some outdated struggles. Something as simple as sex ed, for example, still poses a problem for LGBT students. Because they don’t have adequate sex education, the LGBT community doesn’t learn the basics of their sexuality like the rest of their peers.No sex education also means that LGBT teens are not ta

5 reasons to love libraries Judi GerberNational Library Weekpublic libraries

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This week is National Library Week, and we couldn’t be happier to promote an institution that does so much for so little in communities across the country.As the resident of a town with a tiny library of its own, I’m continually amazed at how many people are nevertheless always there, be it for the computer access, the book and bake sales or the free school and reading programs they put

What's new about Spark The Rise?

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WORLD CLASS. FROM INDIA.Spark the Rise is a platform for innovators and entrepreneurs with path-breaking ideas. Here you will find funding, incubation, and resources to help you realize your dream. Check out the programs to learn how you can be a part of India's innovation revolutionAnkur Capital is a social venture fund that invests in start-up businesses (1-3 years of on ground-ope

The Shorty Interview with Ted Coine

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The Internet will become self-aware in 6 years. It'll turn itself off. Back to analog, folks. Mark my words.It's ongoing: some little guy gets big by following everyone back. Then one day he unfollows hundreds of thousands to look cool(?) #douchebag1. #ff. In 2014. It's like plaque clogging up the arteries of Fridays. 2. TrueTwit. Is that a joke? 3. Klout/Kred. Yuck, yuck, YUCK!

Rajasthan district aims to become cleanest

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Three years ago, Churu, a town of 1.2 lakh people in the Thar desert, was ranked India’s dirtiest city by the Planning Commission. Two years ago, the overall district had over 40% households with no toilet of their own. Today, the district is close to its goal of becoming open defecation-free, a distinction few districts in north India have achieved.As the evidence mounts that open defeca