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(NPR)   NPR convinced a stress psychologist to do an AMA on Reddit. Here are the results   (npr.org ) divider line 65
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2014-07-13 10:04:49 AM  
Serenity now!
 
2014-07-13 10:29:38 AM  

Superjew: I see nobody quite understands reddit here.  It's basically a new iteration of usenet.  There are a ton of subcultures, some gross and adolescent, others extremely well-moderated and scholarly, with everything in between.  Each one is called a "subreddit", and each one has it's own moderation style and rules of participation.

If you browse anonymously, you get items selected from the "default" subreddits, which are a little better than they used to be but are still pretty broad spectrum.  If you sign up (free) you can then begin to select your own smorgasbord of subreddits (for instance, I can recommend /r/AskHistorians without reservation) and get a markedly different and often extremely rewarding experience.

There is really no such one thing as "reddit", except insofar as it umbrellas the thousands of disparate subcultures contained within.


What's a rewarding experience?

/FARK user
/you said 'insofar'
 
2014-07-13 10:49:31 AM  
Okay. See. You used "AMA" instead of "FAQ" so you should shot yourself, subby.

/Along with all of reddit.
 
2014-07-13 10:57:17 AM  
I know what reddit is and I've been there several times, but WTF is this "AMA" shiat that started popping up here lately?
 
2014-07-13 11:05:06 AM  
FTFA -Sometimes stress makes us work harder, get more prepared for tasks we are facing, or perform better.

Oh,  a corporate shill masquerading as a caring doctor....

Move along.... nothing to see here...

/I just knew some statement like this would pop up in this article once I started reading it. Since such a topic cannot be easily answered in any way, much less online, this had to be some kind of 'pep talk' by the 1 percent to get us to do more for less and to stop whining about little things like survival in our economy and stuff... now get back to work peon!
 
2014-07-13 11:15:49 AM  

Tobin_Lam: I know what reddit is and I've been there several times, but WTF is this "AMA" shiat that started popping up here lately?


It stands for "ask me anything".
 
2014-07-13 11:23:02 AM  

Nojimbo: Tobin_Lam: I know what reddit is and I've been there several times, but WTF is this "AMA" shiat that started popping up here lately?

It stands for "ask me anything".


Thanks.
 
2014-07-13 11:41:39 AM  

Lord Farkwad: Abaddon The Despoiler: This biatch should try to peddle her wares on Fark.

Oh the fun that would be had.

I think 4chan /b/ would be more fun.


I'm pretty sure any Farker who calls a woman "biatch" without direct contact, much less provocation, finds /b and Fark indistinguishable.

/toughguyoverhere.jpg
//needs to try out /shiatredditsays
 
2014-07-13 11:42:27 AM  

big pig peaches: Abaddon The Despoiler: This biatch should try to peddle her wares on Fark.

Oh the fun that would be had.

Yeah! All the Good Will Hunting types on Fark would have her crying little woman eyes out in no time, cause we're all so smrt and she's just a little girly girl.

Now if you'll excuse me, I think my mom bought hot pockets today. Or maybe pizza rolls.


Huh, you said it better than me.
 
2014-07-13 11:47:12 AM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Jaden Smith First of His Name: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: some_beer_drinker: what the fark is a reddit? am i the only one who doesn't get it?

It's like Fark, only without the censorship and PC butthurt

It's basically a site that turns people into Farkers. There's a ton of stuff over there from college kids who just had their minds blown and now want to change the world or post bullshiat pictures of them petting a cat. If you want Portal cakes head to Reddit. If you want jaded alcoholics to answer you, post on Fark.

This.... is disturbingly accurate

I have a love-hate relationship with Reddit. On one hand, you're going to get novel stimulus as fast as you can take it in. On the other, without any editorial curation the vast majority will be from marginally misogynistic 19-year-olds who think that a dog in a Mario hat is the funniest thing ever.

If you're reading a certain series of books then Reddit is awesome for your questions. If you're just going there to browse, then you'll end up committing suicide when you outgrow it.


You do know that you can "curate" your own reddit content? At least, as far as the content categories go. Make a reddit account, dump all the default subreddits about cats and adolescent deep thoughts, and join any of the 100,000 subreddits that interest you. Politics, astronomy, taxidermy, bronies, engineering, DIY, home brewing, pictures of dead people... whatever your fascinating-to-average-to-twisted little heart desires.
 
2014-07-13 11:48:47 AM  

brimed03: Jaden Smith First of His Name: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Jaden Smith First of His Name: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: some_beer_drinker: what the fark is a reddit? am i the only one who doesn't get it?

It's like Fark, only without the censorship and PC butthurt

It's basically a site that turns people into Farkers. There's a ton of stuff over there from college kids who just had their minds blown and now want to change the world or post bullshiat pictures of them petting a cat. If you want Portal cakes head to Reddit. If you want jaded alcoholics to answer you, post on Fark.

This.... is disturbingly accurate

I have a love-hate relationship with Reddit. On one hand, you're going to get novel stimulus as fast as you can take it in. On the other, without any editorial curation the vast majority will be from marginally misogynistic 19-year-olds who think that a dog in a Mario hat is the funniest thing ever.

If you're reading a certain series of books then Reddit is awesome for your questions. If you're just going there to browse, then you'll end up committing suicide when you outgrow it.

You do know that you can "curate" your own reddit content? At least, as far as the content categories go. Make a reddit account, dump all the default subreddits about cats and adolescent deep thoughts, and join any of the 100,000 subreddits that interest you. Politics, astronomy, taxidermy, bronies, engineering, DIY, home brewing, pictures of dead people... whatever your fascinating-to-average-to-twisted little heart desires.


Oh. Plus all the naked lady (and man) picture, fetish, and hookup subreddits. This being Fark I should have mentioned that first.
 
2014-07-13 12:16:58 PM  
some_beer_drinker: what the fark is a reddit? am i the only one who doesn't get it?

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: It's like Fark, only without the censorship and PC butthurt

If by "PC butthurt" you mean "liberals calling you out when you post stupid and hateful dickery," sure.
 
2014-07-13 02:02:55 PM  

lindalouwho: SomeoneDumb: I used to think I was all stressed out until one day I took a moment to watch a squirrel in the yard. Man, we humans are living on easy street!

If you think squirrels are nervous, you should check out meerkats. In the Kalahari desert they are everything's prey; they just pop out of their holes and twitchily look around.


I used to love that show about them! You're right, though, but they were never part of my everyday reality.
 
2014-07-13 02:23:11 PM  

Superjew: BSABSVR: So on a scale of 1-10, how self-righteous did that post feel?

Matthew 7:1-5, roughly speaking.


Double lol
 
2014-07-14 10:18:23 AM  
Horse-sized duck, obviously.
 
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