Thursday, February 26, 2009

not one, but two cheers for reddit on slate's the big money

Still no word on the whereabouts of the third cheer, but we're nonetheless quite happy to have been featured in a recent The Big Money article. Here's just a taste:

I've come to genuinely admire Reddit [...] having trolled around long enough now, I find Reddit, when used properly, to be a decent news source and a relatively intelligent window onto the hive mind. Psychologists for years have argued that the information content of news is less important than the context in which people receive it; Reddit moves at a pace at which you can watch cognition and content commingle in real time.
And I'm thrilled The Cute List got a shoutout, too. Read the whole article to see just how reddit changed perspective on social media, which according to him, had "seemed like a shabby foreign country I'd rather not visit."