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  1. Oct 2022
    1. Trolls, in this context, are humans who hold accounts on social media platforms, more or less for one purpose: To generate comments that argue with people, insult and name-call other users and public figures, try to undermine the credibility of ideas they don’t like, and to intimidate individuals who post those ideas. And they support and advocate for fake news stories that they’re ideologically aligned with. They’re often pretty nasty in their comments. And that gets other, normal users, to be nasty, too.

      Not only programmed accounts are created but also troll accounts that propagate disinformation and spread fake news with the intent to cause havoc on every people. In short, once they start with a malicious comment some people will engage with the said comment which leads to more rage comments and disagreements towards each other. That is what they do, they trigger people to engage in their comments so that they can be spread more and produce more fake news. These troll accounts usually are prominent during elections, like in the Philippines some speculates that some of the candidates have made troll farms just to spread fake news all over social media in which some people engage on.

  2. Aug 2022
    1. Instead, they keep a Thing Table and a Data Table. Everything in Reddit is a Thing: users, links, comments, subreddits, awards, etc. Things keep common attribute like up/down votes, a type, and creation date. The Data table has three columns: thing id, key, value. There’s a row for every attribute. There’s a row for title, url, author, spam votes, etc. When they add new features they didn’t have to worry about the database anymore. They didn’t have to add new tables for new things or worry about upgrades. Easier for development, deployment, maintenance.

      Reddit uses only 2 tables, with the cost of not being able to use cool relational features

    2. Schema updates are very slow when you get bigger. Adding a column to 10 million rows takes locks and doesn’t work. They used replication for backup and for scaling. Schema updates and maintaining replication is a pain.

      Schema updates and replications are not easy to handle

    1. Why does TikTok export so well? Because video is universal (or at least relatively so). A funny clip in one country is often funny in another. Moreover, music — at the heart of a platform like TikTok — has global appeal. The result is that content in an English-speaking country can go viral just as easily in a French-speaking one. Reddit doesn’t have this luxury. Since most of its content is written in English, its appeal is fundamentally limited in non-English speaking countries. 

      TikToks can easily go viral across the world, because video and music can be interpreted regardless of language.

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    1. Of interest to many here, I and a few others have been maintaining a list of personal website-based online commonplace books, examples, tools, and related information for a few years. It can be found on the IndieWeb Community's wiki (aka a community-based digital commonplace book) at: https://indieweb.org/commonplace_book

      It's got:

      • links to online examples to view for potentially creating your own digital commonplace;
      • lists of tools and resources for creating and maintaining a digital (and especially online) commonplace;
      • lists of articles and related books which some (especially beginners) may find helpful;
      • examples of written, historical and sometimes digitized and browsable online commonplaces;
      • details about other commonplace "flavors" including: anthologies/florilegium, waste books/sudelbücher, wikis, second brains, and the increasingly popular Zettelkasten and digital gardens.

      Syndicated copies: https://www.reddit.com/r/commonplacebook/comments/ourjnl/resources_for_personal_digital_online_commonplace/

  11. Mar 2021
    1. It didn’t take long for the founding duo to ship v1. Written in Graham’s beloved Lisp, the site served as a fairly straightforward link aggregator that allowed for upvoting and downvoting. The first 100 accounts on the site were created by either Ohanian or Huffman to give the appearance of activity. A snapshot from the site from that period (thank you WayBackMachine) illustrates just how much of the culture was baked in early on, featuring conspiracy theories, wonkish dev chat, strong opinions, and “spez,” Huffman’s username.

      这个网站用Graham钟爱的Lisp写成,是一个相当简单的链接聚合器,可以进行升级和降级。网站上的前100个账户是由Ohanian或Huffman创建的,让人觉得很活跃。从这一时期的网站快照(感谢WayBackMachine)可以看出,网站文化在早期就已经形成了,包括阴谋论、古怪的开发聊天、强烈的意见和 "spez",Huffman的用户名。

  12. Jan 2021
    1. Lemmy is a great open source federated and privacy respecting alternative to Reddit. Nodes can be self-hosted and posts will sync between them.

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    1. why goodness and beauty should exist at all

      This is an interesting position to consider. Is it mere affectivity of the person, or is there something more?

    2. That the Reddit audience hadn’t an inkling of what these proofs and demonstrations might be is, at least in part, a failure of the Churches in their ministry of education.

      This seems obvious considering the catechetical knowledge of even the most devout faithful in the pews.

  19. Aug 2019
    1. To help understand howsuch groups might differ from one another, we collected data frommany different types of communities discussing some of the sameinformation and ideas

      diversify data to avoid bias or misrepresentation. list of potentially relevant subreddits

    2. First of all, while ourapproach is also observational, our aim is not to study a particularuse case [20], or a small sub sample of tweets collected during fewmonths [6,21,22], but concrete communities, where users sharein-group characteristics, like common ideology or subcultural lan-guage. Moreover, we do not aim to observe a time snapshot, but thefull evolution of these communities from their inception.

      which is possibly on reddit over other SNS. there is value in studying a collective with an established group identity over trends in general online behaviour

    3. where users group aroundshared interests, ideologies, and subcultural language.

      description of reddit

  20. Sep 2018
    1. Classics Book Club

      If you are interested in reading Classic books you can join r/ClassicsBookClub on reddit where we will be hosting groups reads and discussions.

  21. Oct 2017
    1. At Reddit, I was able to effect positive, lasting change (at least according to this research) to content quality and interaction quality by building a diverse executive team.

      Very interesting. Need to check this study out.

  22. Apr 2017
    1. Each pixel you see was placed by hand. Each icon, each flag, each meme created painstakingly by millions of people who had nothing in common except an Internet connection.

      This is absolutely amazing!

  23. Feb 2017
    1. Serious

      In the Rules/Guidelines of /r/AskReddit note --{Serious} Tags-- under the heading Thread Tags

      *Calling attention to the sentence:

      "This tag designates the thread is is applied to as a serious post, off-limits for joke replies and irrelevant or off-topic comments and discussion."

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    1. Perhaps we can use this to comment on front-page posts to bypass the comment over-load?

    2. Do any other INTPs use Hypothes.is?