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Alexis Ohanian
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Progress. I'm proud to be backing them. Color launches breast, colon, pancreatic and other cancers risk test for men and women: https://getcolor.com/blog/2016/04/color-for-hereditary-cancer
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Got a few fresh paperback copies of +Without Their Permission from my publisher. Who wants a signed copy?  #WoTP 

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This mythical rainbow highlighter sold out overnight, all thanks to Reddit.

http://mic.com/articles/141284/this-mythical-rainbow-highlighter-sold-out-overnight-all-thanks-to-reddit#.jCunPOe9Y
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With more than 5 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or surreptitiously checking to see if your name cropped up in the Panama Papers. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,130,407-week series, Wiki Wormho
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Sometimes the most important advice you need to hear is the thing you won't listen to.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/273669
A walk through a recent Entrepreneur event gave an insight on the only categories business owners listen to.
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Had a great time discussing all kinds of things from Reddit, to internet freedom, to anti-vaxxers.

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The team at +Reddit has been busy improving every aspect of the company over the last 9 months and just getting started. Everyone from CEO Steve to our newest hire is amped to help this platform live up to its full potential. And that also means sustainability.

“The reason brands spend money on advertising is because they want to affect word of mouth, and Reddit is basically the world’s largest water cooler,” Alexis Ohanian says, adding that one-third of all Americans will visit the site this month. “The brands are already being talked about on there, so it’s a question of if they want to be part of those conversations in an authentic and meaningful way.”

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What I'd really like to see from reddit is a much better way to cut to signal, eliminate noise, and foster real community and discussion. Improved authoring and moderation tools would also help.

I'm impressed by Reddit's scale, like some of its foundations, and use it myself for finding interesting links, some good discussion, and as a blogging platform (see https://dredmorbius.reddit.com). It's got a small (~700 subscribers) but useful following.

As a small subreddit, I see downvote brigades. I'd really prefer discussions could stay live for more than 6 months (the topics I'm discussing could stay active for years), and that subscribers to the subreddit could opt to stay engaged in the discussions, most of which are typically single to double-digit in length -- this isn't multi-thousand-comment front-page stuff, nor would I want it to be.

RES's big editor is one of the best Markdown authoring environments I've seen, but I can't access it from mobile (Android). That should be stock Reddit. I'd very much like inline images to be a subreddit option (as a blogging platform they're highly useful). A data-takeout option (similar to Google's or Ello's). The Wiki is useful but without search, limited. Comments search would be really great as well -- Reddit's self post search puts it head and shoulders above G+ as a repository of my own work.

Generally: the ability to filter in on specific items of interest, and comments of interest. High-rated comments buried in a deep thread are now lost, that's a negative.

And yeah, getting Reddit on stable financial footing would also be a Very Good Thing.
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Gotta hand it to @joshuatopolsky, he absolutely nails it: the future of the media biz https://medium.com/@joshuatopolsky/your-media-business-will-not-be-saved-1b0716b5010c#.gh4iwataq
Video will not save your media business. Nor will bots, newsletters, or Slack integration.
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Love these guys. Once of the best Reddit AMAs of the year and that's saying something. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15nBeCdCvUU&list=PL8akVAD_Ef4cXEBWiS3xmY7oa9UXq88Su
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Study shows: if you're reading this on facebook, you probably don't trust it as much as if you were reading this on Reddit.

https://twitter.com/FastCompany/status/722127063159828480
Fast Company – Verified account @FastCompany. When it comes to news, Americans trust Reddit more than Facebook http://buff.ly/1VycFZR · Embedded image. 11:18 AM - 18 Apr 2016. 40 Retweets42 Likes. Reply to @FastCompany. Replies. Reddit. 20h20 hours ago. Reddit @reddit ...
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This is a perfect example of the types of important, meaningful -- sometimes very difficult -- conversations that pseudonymity brings out on Reddit. And it started in the r/AdviceAnimals community of all places.
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The TIME newsroom turned up for this presentation on reddit for journalists by Mark Luckie. Something as simple as making sure everyone reads http://reddit.com/domain/nytimes.com and adds value in the comments on engaging stories can have a huge impact. Much, much more to come! 
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A G+ post of a Twitter post by Reddit about someone at a TIME event talking about The New York Times... Media overload! 
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Creator of things. Writing a book: Without Your Permission
Employment
  • Breadpig
    Chief swine defender, 2009 - present
  • Institute on Higher Awesome Studies
    Board member, 2011 - 2012
  • Hipmunk
    Head marketing dude, 2010 - 2011
  • Kiva.org
    Kiva fellow in Armenia, 2010 - 2010
  • reddit
    Co-founder, 2005 - 2010
  • UVA Parking and Transportation Dept.
    Parking Booth Attendant, 2003 - 2005
  • Pizza Hut
    Dishwasher/Cook/Server, 1999 - 2001
Places
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Currently
Brooklyn, NY
Previously
Columbia, MD - Charlottesville, VA - Somerville, MA - San Francisco, CA - Yerevan, Armenia
Story
Tagline
Startup guy who wants to make the world suck less & doodles all his own logos.
Introduction
Guten Tag! I'm a startup guy in Brooklyn who gave a TED talk about a whale. TechCrunch calls me "one of the more passionate and audacious young entrepreneurs in tech." Hide your kids - especially because I'm writing a book called Without Your Permission.

After graduating from UVA, I started reddit.com with Steve Huffman. Founded Breadpig, which creates geeky things, sells them, and gives away all the profits -- over $190,000 so far; things like: xkcd: volume 0, AwesomeSauce, LOLMagnetz, WTFCNN?!, Save Yourself, Mammal!, and a fake Rock Band.

Helped launch hipmunk -- ran marketing, PR, and logo-doodling -- presently an advisor. Ambassador to the East for Y Combinator. Angel investor at Das Kapital Capital, LLC.

Once rendered in CGI on NMA.TV. Bloomberg TV contributor. And my favorite: Stephen Colbert once gave me a shoutout.

If you've ever told someone about any of my projects, I owe you a beer. (Thanks!)

And if you're interested in having me speak -- I do it to fund my hummus addiction -- please email my agent.
Bragging rights
Co-founded reddit, gave a TED talk, and can eat more hummus than you.
Education
  • University of Virginia
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April 24