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2014-07-28 01:37:16 PM  
Who cares?
 
2014-07-28 01:46:56 PM  
Staff members at the website Buzzfeed routinely mine Reddit for popular photos and memes, then repackage that content into so-called listicles that go viral.

Buzzfeed sifts through Reddit's shiat and finds the corn.

The fact that this process starts with Reddit sifting through 4Chans shiat looking for corn makes this triumvirate the human centipede of the internet.
 
2014-07-28 01:52:03 PM  
Reddit is nothing more than 4chan's /b/-tards trying to gain the legitimacy of Fark. They forgot to leave /b/ behind, which is why there are subreddits dedicated to child porn and mindless racism (AKA 12 year olds saying the n-word because they know it's bad and they want a reaction, not out of any desire to persecute anyone based on skin color). The design is a joke and moderation only occurs when a bad subreddit makes the headlines (in other words, the official policy is "the only bad subreddit is the one that makes us LOOK bad in the news").

We should be proud to be the Vastly Superior Website®.

i970.photobucket.com /yeah, we ain't hot shiat either
//any website can beat Fark to a news story if they have half a million self-diagnosed Aspies making it their life's obsession
///the average Farker is old enough to buy beer, thought... so we got that going for us, which is nice
 
2014-07-28 02:13:08 PM  
I'm glad Reddit exists.  We have far less Men's Rights Advocates around here these days.
 
2014-07-28 02:17:00 PM  
*tips fedora*

M'lady
 
2014-07-28 02:21:08 PM  
i197.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-28 02:24:05 PM  
So now that totalfark is infecting reddit it should all be going downhill soon, right
 
2014-07-28 02:24:35 PM  
I wonder when the internet advertising bubble will burst...
 
2014-07-28 02:33:17 PM  
They could sell a USB-powered "handy" machine. They'd make millions.
 
2014-07-28 02:48:42 PM  

maudibjr: [i197.photobucket.com image 263x396]


That's two fedoras shy of a proper scraggle
 
2014-07-28 02:52:26 PM  

Saborlas: Reddit is nothing more than 4chan's /b/-tards trying to gain the legitimacy of Fark.


Don't be so quick to knock /b/. If you can ignore the noise level (and the crispy baby images), the political discussions there are of a far higher caliber than the average newspaper comment section (in my experience).
 
2014-07-28 03:00:39 PM  
Saborlas [TotalFark]
2014-07-28 01:52:03 PM


Reddit is nothing more than 4chan's /b/-tards trying to gain the legitimacy of Fark. They forgot to leave /b/ behind, which is why there are----- subreddits dedicated to child porn and mindless racism -----(AKA 12 year olds saying the n-word because ...."


---------------------------
We will know when readit has grow up when the pedo bear logo disappears and the 12 yr olds are sent home.
 
2014-07-28 03:01:02 PM  

Uncle Tractor: Saborlas: Reddit is nothing more than 4chan's /b/-tards trying to gain the legitimacy of Fark.

Don't be so quick to knock /b/. If you can ignore the noise level (and the crispy baby images), the political discussions there are of a far higher caliber than the average newspaper comment section (in my experience).


Chimpanzees flinging poo at each other is a higher caliber than the average newspaper comment section.
 
2014-07-28 03:06:51 PM  
How Meta
 
2014-07-28 03:07:36 PM  

Uncle Tractor: Saborlas: Reddit is nothing more than 4chan's /b/-tards trying to gain the legitimacy of Fark.

Don't be so quick to knock /b/. If you can ignore the noise level (and the crispy baby images), the political discussions there are of a far higher caliber than the average newspaper comment section (in my experience).


That's a really low bar.  Even places like your average politics blog and Fark have better comment sections than most newspaper websites.
 
2014-07-28 03:10:57 PM  

ckccfa: I wonder when the internet advertising bubble will burst...


I've often wondered the same thing.  There's a whole industry out there whose sole revenue source is internet advertising, and the effectiveness of that advertising for advertisers is debatable at best.
 
2014-07-28 03:12:05 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: ckccfa: I wonder when the internet advertising bubble will burst...

I've often wondered the same thing.  There's a whole industry out there whose sole revenue source is internet advertising, and the effectiveness of that advertising for advertisers is debatable at best.


And yet, the alternative advertising sources are disappearing
 
2014-07-28 03:14:11 PM  

Uncle Tractor: Don't be so quick to knock /b/. If you can ignore the noise level (and the crispy baby images), the political discussions there are of a far higher caliber than the average newspaper comment section (in my experience).


That's like saying McDonald's is good because it's not like eating out of a port-a-potty. If you're willing to just keep dropping the bar until it can't go any farther than everything is better than at least one other thing.
 
2014-07-28 03:20:54 PM  

Lost Thought 00: HMS_Blinkin: ckccfa: I wonder when the internet advertising bubble will burst...

I've often wondered the same thing.  There's a whole industry out there whose sole revenue source is internet advertising, and the effectiveness of that advertising for advertisers is debatable at best.

And yet, the alternative advertising sources are disappearing


You're right, of course.  But those alternative sources wouldn't disappear if advertisers suddenly shifted their money back to those "old" media outlets.  It's a sort of tautology: internet advertising is a good investment because the internet companies and internet advertisers say it is.
 
2014-07-28 03:21:35 PM  

Glenford: Uncle Tractor: Saborlas: Reddit is nothing more than 4chan's /b/-tards trying to gain the legitimacy of Fark.

Don't be so quick to knock /b/. If you can ignore the noise level (and the crispy baby images), the political discussions there are of a far higher caliber than the average newspaper comment section (in my experience).

Chimpanzees flinging poo at each other is a higher caliber than the average newspaper comment section.


Heh. My local newspaper switched to Facebook commenting so people would have to use their real names. They figured some of the worst derp would disappear.

Nope. If anything, it got worse because the reasonable commenters left.
 
hej
2014-07-28 03:35:29 PM  

sprong89: Who cares?

 
2014-07-28 03:38:32 PM  

quatchi: Staff members at the website Buzzfeed routinely mine Reddit for popular photos and memes, then repackage that content into so-called listicles that go viral.

Buzzfeed sifts through Reddit's shiat and finds the corn.

The fact that this process starts with Reddit sifting through 4Chans shiat looking for corn makes this triumvirate the human centipede of the internet.


The fact that none of these sites produce original content from paid contributors in any high quantity is sort of what's wrong with the internet right now.

Reddit is a message board host, not some kind of cultural revolution. I wish people would stop treating it as some kind of primary source of everything online. Like you said, it doesn't start on reddit, get copied to buzzfeed, shared on facebook then maligned on gawker.

It's a stupid, stupid time when a free, popular website gets wholesale credit for the work of its countless individual users.
 
2014-07-28 03:41:43 PM  

Saborlas: The design is a joke and moderation only occurs when a bad subreddit makes the headlines (in other words, the official policy is "the only bad subreddit is the one that makes us LOOK bad in the news").


Yup. When it takes a raid by SA Goons to convince someone that maybe, just maybe, they shouldn't be hosting links to CP on their website, they may want to do some major rethinking of their values.
 
2014-07-28 03:45:43 PM  

moothemagiccow: quatchi: Staff members at the website Buzzfeed routinely mine Reddit for popular photos and memes, then repackage that content into so-called listicles that go viral.

Buzzfeed sifts through Reddit's shiat and finds the corn.

The fact that this process starts with Reddit sifting through 4Chans shiat looking for corn makes this triumvirate the human centipede of the internet.

The fact that none of these sites produce original content from paid contributors in any high quantity is sort of what's wrong with the internet right now.

Reddit is a message board host, not some kind of cultural revolution. I wish people would stop treating it as some kind of primary source of everything online. Like you said, it doesn't start on reddit, get copied to buzzfeed, shared on facebook then maligned on gawker.

It's a stupid, stupid time when a free, popular website gets wholesale credit for the work of its countless individual users.

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-07-28 03:46:58 PM  
There are some sites that were able to keep going and monetize

(Featured Partner)

without anyone really being able to notice or being asked to feed the squirrlel
 
2014-07-28 03:51:15 PM  

Saborlas: Reddit is nothing more than 4chan's /b/-tards trying to gain the legitimacy of Fark.


BWAHAHAHAHA!
 
2014-07-28 04:07:22 PM  

jst3p: Saborlas: Reddit is nothing more than 4chan's /b/-tards trying to gain the legitimacy of Fark.

BWAHAHAHAHA!


I think you're looking at it backwards. The fact that Fark has any legitimacy at all says more about the rest of the Internet than it does about Fark.

/ Youtube comments: check and mate.
 
2014-07-28 04:17:17 PM  

Saborlas: Reddit is nothing more than 4chan's /b/-tards trying to gain the legitimacy of Fark. They forgot to leave /b/ behind, which is why there are subreddits dedicated to child porn and mindless racism (AKA 12 year olds saying the n-word because they know it's bad and they want a reaction, not out of any desire to persecute anyone based on skin color). The design is a joke and moderation only occurs when a bad subreddit makes the headlines (in other words, the official policy is "the only bad subreddit is the one that makes us LOOK bad in the news").

We should be proud to be the Vastly Superior Website®.

[i970.photobucket.com image 800x450] /yeah, we ain't hot shiat either
//any website can beat Fark to a news story if they have half a million self-diagnosed Aspies making it their life's obsession
///the average Farker is old enough to buy beer, thought... so we got that going for us, which is nice


There's a couple of fairly high subscription subs dedicated to actual virulent racism. There's the men's rights group, which is massive and extremely misogynist (not to mention the absolutely horrible "red pill" mob). Their "world news" hub is a farking cesspool. Redditors say "white, straight males are horribly oppressed" and get massive agreement, rather than laughed at where they do on any legitimate forum.
 
2014-07-28 04:33:59 PM  

Evilsmurf: Saborlas: Reddit is nothing more than 4chan's /b/-tards trying to gain the legitimacy of Fark. They forgot to leave /b/ behind, which is why there are subreddits dedicated to child porn and mindless racism (AKA 12 year olds saying the n-word because they know it's bad and they want a reaction, not out of any desire to persecute anyone based on skin color). The design is a joke and moderation only occurs when a bad subreddit makes the headlines (in other words, the official policy is "the only bad subreddit is the one that makes us LOOK bad in the news").

We should be proud to be the Vastly Superior Website®.

[i970.photobucket.com image 800x450] /yeah, we ain't hot shiat either
//any website can beat Fark to a news story if they have half a million self-diagnosed Aspies making it their life's obsession
///the average Farker is old enough to buy beer, thought... so we got that going for us, which is nice

There's a couple of fairly high subscription subs dedicated to actual virulent racism. There's the men's rights group, which is massive and extremely misogynist (not to mention the absolutely horrible "red pill" mob). Their "world news" hub is a farking cesspool. Redditors say "white, straight males are horribly oppressed" and get massive agreement, rather than laughed at where they do on any legitimate forum.


A legitimate forum like fark?

Maybe I should check out this reddit. Just for balance.

It sounds like the right wing version of Fark - posters spewing hyperpartisan nonsensical bullshiat echoed by the vast majority of commenters, only from the other side of the aisle.
 
2014-07-28 04:34:25 PM  

skozlaw: The fact that Fark has any legitimacy at all says more about the rest of the Internet than it does about Fark.


I've long wondered why Fark has consistently been one of the best aggregator sites for comments/discussion.  It was, and still is, humor-oriented or facetious, and I would've assumed that would've driven away the Very Serious People towards some other Very Serious site, but if there's any other site as good or better than Fark for discussions on current events I can't find it.

It must be largely due to the comments format here - easy to skim and trace separate discussions.  I find other websites to be difficult to maneuver, and the posters either making pointless repetitive comments or tourrettes-like logorrhea.
 
2014-07-28 04:42:13 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: A legitimate forum like fark?

Maybe I should check out this reddit. Just for balance.

It sounds like the right wing version of Fark - posters spewing hyperpartisan nonsensical bullshiat echoed by the vast majority of commenters, only from the other side of the aisle.


You disagree that Fark is well-balanced? Perhaps Reddit really is where you belong.
 
2014-07-28 04:48:42 PM  

El Pachuco: skozlaw: The fact that Fark has any legitimacy at all says more about the rest of the Internet than it does about Fark.

I've long wondered why Fark has consistently been one of the best aggregator sites for comments/discussion.  It was, and still is, humor-oriented or facetious, and I would've assumed that would've driven away the Very Serious People towards some other Very Serious site, but if there's any other site as good or better than Fark for discussions on current events I can't find it.

It must be largely due to the comments format here - easy to skim and trace separate discussions.  I find other websites to be difficult to maneuver, and the posters either making pointless repetitive comments or tourrettes-like logorrhea.


Well FARK has long had just a much better design for threads than most forums. PHP forums are hugely wasteful of space. Reddit threaded forums are impossibly hard to read.

FARK has a sweet spot of a large community but not too large. And FARK's topics are universal, it's not my picking of this and never reading that or not knowing about a million other forums.

But I also find it interesting that FARKian humor exists in EVERY thread where at Hacker News, humor must not be allowed to exist, and at Reddit, almost every thread is hateful of jokes except the various gif and meme forums in which the dumbest copypasta humor is celebrated.

The other aspect is that FARK is out to make Drew some reasonable amount of beer money to support him and his staff and their travels.

Reddit is not some hippie free site though it might seem to claim that, but is owned by Advance Publications, owners of Conde Nast and other sites, so any of Reddit's claims to free speech or liberalism or conservatism or whatever have to be placed in context of being a company seeking the profits required by a large corporate master.

That said, there are idiots and haters in most of these places, FARK and this thread is filled with some idiotic comments as well made.  I don't see a huge difference in the politics of either FARK or reddit. They both skew mostly young, male, liberal, privileged and ignorant.
 
2014-07-28 04:52:25 PM  
Fark has been my only news aggregator site through a few usernames over 15 years.

I went to reddit and it looked like Fark 1.0 but without the cleanliness.  What is the point of that site?
 
2014-07-28 04:53:33 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: It sounds like the right wing version of Fark - posters spewing hyperpartisan nonsensical bullshiat echoed by the vast majority of commenters, only from the other side of the aisle.


So you should feel right at home there.

I mean, if an echo chamber is what you prefer. But I have a feeling it isn't.
 
2014-07-28 04:55:55 PM  
The one thing I really enjoy about reddit are the subreddits for TV shows. Those are nice small communities that can really enlighten me about a show, its episodes, what happened and how it relates to other shows.

The one thing I really appreciate about reddit are some of the "self help"/support communities whether that is for technical support, legal questions, dieting, etc.
 
2014-07-28 04:55:56 PM  

WhoGAS: Fark has been my only news aggregator site through a few usernames over 15 years.

I went to reddit and it looked like Fark 1.0 but without the cleanliness.  What is the point of that site?


They like being able to upvote/downvote things, enjoying the illusion of control and putting too much stock in the opinions of others.
 
2014-07-28 04:57:25 PM  

dj_spanmaster: Debeo Summa Credo: A legitimate forum like fark?

Maybe I should check out this reddit. Just for balance.

It sounds like the right wing version of Fark - posters spewing hyperpartisan nonsensical bullshiat echoed by the vast majority of commenters, only from the other side of the aisle.

You disagree that Fark is well-balanced? Perhaps Reddit really is where you belong.


LOL. You think fark IS "well balanced"?!?

Please. Calling fark balanced is even more ridiculous that Fox News trying to call itself balanced.

And I went to reddit just now. That format and thousands of posts per link sent me back here without clicking a single thread. Too old to learn new tricks. Guess I'm stuck here with the pinkos.
 
2014-07-28 04:59:44 PM  

WhoGAS: Fark has been my only news aggregator site through a few usernames over 15 years.

I went to reddit and it looked like Fark 1.0 but without the cleanliness.  What is the point of that site?


Same here, in full agreement.  Now if they *did* do an overhaul and cleaned up the interface, can you guess how many redditors would storm off, vowing to never "get over it"?
 
2014-07-28 05:03:23 PM  

SansNeural: WhoGAS: Fark has been my only news aggregator site through a few usernames over 15 years.

I went to reddit and it looked like Fark 1.0 but without the cleanliness.  What is the point of that site?

Same here, in full agreement.  Now if they *did* do an overhaul and cleaned up the interface, can you guess how many redditors would storm off, vowing to never "get over it"?


Is that where Jeff went?  ;o)
 
2014-07-28 05:17:52 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: LOL. You think fark IS "well balanced"?!?

Please. Calling fark balanced is even more ridiculous that Fox News trying to call itself balanced.

And I went to reddit just now. That format and thousands of posts per link sent me back here without clicking a single thread. Too old to learn new tricks. Guess I'm stuck here with the pinkos.


Fark is remarkably well balanced in its userbase; perhaps not in particular thread samplings. Most threads are inflammatory in one way or another, and naturally draw particular user types. But most of all, my time on Fark has taught me how to be more open minded and accepting of (at least the existence of) other viewpoints.

So, I'm open minded, but you're still wrong. What a hypocrite I am!
 
2014-07-28 05:21:09 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: LOL. You think fark IS "well balanced"?!?

Please. Calling fark balanced is even more ridiculous that Fox News trying to call itself balanced.


Fark is balanced.

There's no barrier to reading any thread, and to post a comment we only need a user name.  There's no required registration, no personal information other than an email address, and no approval needed to join.

Fark itself does not have a political slant, unlike many other sites.  Users don't get banned except if they post really offensive / abusive stuff or nekkid pictures.  The mods don't enforce any particular politic views.

What has happened, over the 12+ years I've been here, is that many a right winger has appeared and starts posting stuff that's untrue, factually baseless, or opinion stated as fact.  Other Farkers correctly point out the errors etc. and then the right winger gets very upset, declares Fark to be a "leftist circle jerk" and leaves.  You yourself do that, but still stick around for some reason.

The end result is a forum populated by posters mostly prepared to provide citations to back up their claims, or ready to admit when something is an opinion as opposed to a demonstrable fact.  If this format causes current right wingers to leave, the problem is not with Fark.

The folks here have many different viewpoints, and come from different backgrounds, education, countries etc. Personally I would like to see more right wing posters here, if their comments weren't so often factually baseless, irrational, xenophobic, abusive or mean-spirited.  I read Fark on a daily basis specifically to keep challenging my own ideas and assumptions.  It seems a lot of other people prefer the comfort of their own echo chambers, i.e. other slanted sites.
 
2014-07-28 05:23:06 PM  

dj_spanmaster: Fark is remarkably well balanced in its userbase;


Depends upon the topic.

For the most part, the libs outweigh the cons by a ver good margin.  Gun control seems to be the exception.

As a con, I don't mind it too much.  Some of the libs are pretty cool and funny.  When you get into the flamewars, the strawman dogpiles can become a bit tiresome, but its all good so long as you keep perspective.
 
2014-07-28 05:26:27 PM  

El Pachuco: Personally I would like to see more right wing posters here, if their comments weren't so often factually baseless, irrational, xenophobic,  abusive or mean-spirited.



lol, that is the pot calling the kettle black.  You are highlighted in red just for that reason.....

But never on ignore because I have been found guilty of laughing at a few of your post.....
 
2014-07-28 05:30:57 PM  
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The below is a real pop-up book

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And look. . .I found my dickbutt pic

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2014-07-28 05:31:02 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Lost Thought 00: HMS_Blinkin: ckccfa: I wonder when the internet advertising bubble will burst...

I've often wondered the same thing.  There's a whole industry out there whose sole revenue source is internet advertising, and the effectiveness of that advertising for advertisers is debatable at best.

And yet, the alternative advertising sources are disappearing

You're right, of course.  But those alternative sources wouldn't disappear if advertisers suddenly shifted their money back to those "old" media outlets.  It's a sort of tautology: internet advertising is a good investment because the internet companies and internet advertisers say it is.


...and the fact that lots of people see internet ads.

If people went back to reading the (dead tree) newspaper, people would go back to advertising there instead.  But they won't, so that won't happen.
 
2014-07-28 05:35:49 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: dj_spanmaster: Debeo Summa Credo: A legitimate forum like fark?

Maybe I should check out this reddit. Just for balance.

It sounds like the right wing version of Fark - posters spewing hyperpartisan nonsensical bullshiat echoed by the vast majority of commenters, only from the other side of the aisle.

You disagree that Fark is well-balanced? Perhaps Reddit really is where you belong.

LOL. You think fark IS "well balanced"?!?

Please. Calling fark balanced is even more ridiculous that Fox News trying to call itself balanced.

And I went to reddit just now. That format and thousands of posts per link sent me back here without clicking a single thread. Too old to learn new tricks. Guess I'm stuck here with the pinkos.


welcome back, comrade.
 
2014-07-28 05:39:19 PM  

Lost Thought 00: HMS_Blinkin: ckccfa: I wonder when the internet advertising bubble will burst...

I've often wondered the same thing.  There's a whole industry out there whose sole revenue source is internet advertising, and the effectiveness of that advertising for advertisers is debatable at best.

And yet, the alternative advertising sources are disappearing


The bubble won't burst as long as people continue to freely give out every last bit of personal information to Facebook, linkedIn, Google, Twitter, etc. Combine that with purchase behavior from Amazon and other etailers and the only thing going out of business will be traditional marketing data service providers.

Digital advertising (more specifically mobile) is going to evolve, but never disappear. Everything is about screens and eyeballs and a continual consumer experience no matter the channel. Digital influences offline and will be the reason traditional media buying (television, radio, billboards) keeps some market share (combining social with local data makes this more powerful than old research)
 
2014-07-28 05:42:27 PM  

HeadLever: abusive or mean-spirited


Guilty as charged I suppose, somewhat anyways.  You're one of a few frequent posters - you, DSC here and the coconut-loving quarterback plus a few others - who make statements about economics that are demonstrably false, counter to established economic theories and recorded history.  All three of you get pounded on not just by me, but by many other Farkers, most of whom display some solid familiarity with real-world economics and academics.

DSC and some of the others are pushing Chicago/Austrian school ideas (wrong, but at least we can see where they got their ideas), but you and coconuts seem to just make stuff up out of thin air.  This makes you a target for rebuttals, and since you remain adamantly fixed in your claims, I often get dismissive or mocking.
 
2014-07-28 05:44:38 PM  

El Pachuco: demonstrably false,


Lol, me and the CBO that is.  But that is discussion for another day.
 
2014-07-28 05:49:32 PM  

Geotpf: HMS_Blinkin: Lost Thought 00: HMS_Blinkin: ckccfa: I wonder when the internet advertising bubble will burst...

I've often wondered the same thing.  There's a whole industry out there whose sole revenue source is internet advertising, and the effectiveness of that advertising for advertisers is debatable at best.

And yet, the alternative advertising sources are disappearing

You're right, of course.  But those alternative sources wouldn't disappear if advertisers suddenly shifted their money back to those "old" media outlets.  It's a sort of tautology: internet advertising is a good investment because the internet companies and internet advertisers say it is.

...and the fact that lots of people see internet ads.

If people went back to reading the (dead tree) newspaper, people would go back to advertising there instead.  But they won't, so that won't happen.


Yup. I am an SEO/SEM person. Best I have done for a company was 5.15$ spent per conversion. Average conversion cost brought in around 66$.  Profit margin was pretty damn high after considering manufacturing costs and touch costs. Think at the end of the day netted about 43$ per conversion. Multiplied by a few thousand per week.

/Started that job with a budget.
//Ended that job with no limits on my budget.
 
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