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Man Who Got the Same Neuter Tattoo as His Dog Doesn’t Care About the Haters

Chris Mendiola loves his dog Bear so much, he decided to get the same tattoo the dog bore when Chris adopted him six years ago. When he shared his mark of devotion with the internet, he knew he’d get some heat, but he had no idea just how far the images would go. Read More >>

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Trolls Hijacked a Racist Reddit Page With Dozens of Posts About Actual Racing

Activist trolls have taken ownership of Reddit’s r/race_realism, finally establishing a safe space on the “frontpage of the internet” to discuss politically incorrect opinions about NASCAR and cycling. Read More >>

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Reddit Raised £150 Million and is Redesigning to Look More Like Facebook

Reddit, the “front page of the internet,” is about to catch up with the rest of the internet with a slick redesign, thanks to $200 million (around £151 million) in new venture funding. Read More >>

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This Is Why Reddit Can’t Have Nice Things

After rolling out a new social profile feature to a whopping three users back in March, Reddit finally opened up a limited beta version to a select (significantly larger) group of users last week. It took exactly five days for them to ruin it. Great going, everyone! Read More >>

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Goodbye and Good Riddance to Voat, Reddit’s Gross Clone

Three years ago, a website was created as a refuge for the communities deemed too hateful or toxic to exist on the lenient-to-a-fault social aggregator Reddit. That site was a knockoff called Voat which was identical in purpose and design, only its founding communities were groups like v/FatPeopleHate and the anti-black v/CoonTown. Read More >>

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Reddit Users Lose Real Money After Meme Currency Bot Dies

Another day, another cryptocurrency clusterfuck. This week, the creator of the tipping bot “dogetipbot”—a service that let Reddit users “tip” each other in Dogecoin—announced that his company is broke, he’s broke, and the bot is broke because he spent all the coins, after he himself ran out of money. Read More >>

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Find Out All the Stories From Reddit’s Massive Collaborative Art Project

Earlier this month, Reddit pulled off one of its greatest accomplishments ever: getting users to spend 72 hours painstakingly making art together one pixel at a time. Now, one Redditor has created an atlas that documents the stories of each individual art project that contributed to this glorious mess. Read More >>

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Facebook Shruggingly Admits It’s a Tool for Propagandists

Back in January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he was “quite proud of the impact that we were able to have on civic discourse,” doubling down on his stance that the rise of misinformation, spread of outright propaganda, and rapid erosion of trust in the fourth estate were anyone’s problems but his. A whitepaper from the world’s largest social media platform—where an estimated 66 per cent of the site’s American users get their news—casually mentions that Facebook is also fertile soil for “subtle and insidious forms of misuse, including attempts to manipulate civic discourse and deceive people.” Read More >>

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Data Analyst Reveals the Secret to Highly Successful Reddit Comments

Crunching the numbers on the millions upon millions of Reddit comments just to crack the code on upvotes would be difficult work. Thankfully, two software engineers, a Google big data project, and some careful analysis have already done the heavy lifting, revealing the simple trick to getting the top comment in most threads: get there first. Read More >>

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Ever Wanted To Check On The Sprouts From The Shower? You’re In Luck

Everyone knows the rental market in London is bonkers, but it does somehow keep surprising us. Read More >>

fuck ups
Hollyoaks Actor Accidentally Reveals Major Plot Mystery On Live TV

We don't watch Hollyoaks, so we had no clue there was a 'Who Killed Mr Burns'-style mystery going on. But thanks to this amazing clip from yesterday's This Morning, we do now, because actor Kieron Richardson gave the game away on live TV. Read More >>

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The Most NSFW Site to Stream Every Star Wars Movie Is Pornhub

As far as accidental comedy goes, few things beat watching a PG-rated Disney film on a site with the ads for penis enlargement guides and “Tinder for MILFs.” And while I didn’t specifically seek out Pornhub or 2014's animated adventure Big Hero 6 today, both came into view thanks to the Reddit community r/FullMoviesOnPornhub. Read More >>

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Pizzagate Shooter Pleads Guilty as Online Conspiracy Theory Winds Down

Last December, Edgar Maddison Welch—a 28-year-old who claims he had only recently installed an internet connection in his North Carolina home—crossed state lines with several firearms. After arriving at a Washington DC pizzeria to “self-investigate” a conspiracy theory that the restaurant was involved in a child sex trafficking ring, he fired a rifle inside and was soon apprehended by police. Read More >>

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Reddit Proves Baby Pigeons Do Exist In London After All

It's a question that's been doing the rounds since the email forwards of the nineties, alongside "why don't sheep shrink in the rain?" – why don't you ever see baby pigeons? Read More >>

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Kid Basically Shits Himself Feeding a Llama

Did you ever go to a petting zoo as a kid, have an awesome time, but then your scaredy cat little brother just flips out and causes a scene? Well, let us be the first to say: It is a very hilarious scene to behold. Read More >>