Cyber Beat Daily: The Many Faces of Reddit + The Day's Top Tech Picks
The day's top picks in social media and technology from 8/7: The Many Faces of Reddit, social media blamed for another cyberbullying suicide, school tries social media contract, social media helps find stolen puppy, impact of Manning leaks, The Jester vs Rachel Marsden, Bitcoin can now be regulated, Pat Robertson's controversial gaming remark, the ongoing debate over video game addiction.
Read below for these stories and more.
Reddit, it's the place of many faces.
Some background on the social networking site's history.
Six Myths reddit Would Like to Clear Up
How Reddit's role in the search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects went terribly wrong
The Anatomy Of A Reddit Rumor
Self-policing in action?
Reddit Laughs in the Face of Death
Potential Sex Offender Accidentally Outs Himself Via Reddit By Posting Military Scholarship
Sometimes solidarity matters.
How Reddit Helped a Game Developer Fight a Rip-Off
And then there's the wedding proposal, in memes.
Reddit Proposal Uses Memes, Draws Controversial Response
Except for these.
Memeageddon: Reddit bans another popular meme generator
Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.
It's the bully, not the vehicle.
"Because like the playground, there's bullying on Ask.fm."
Hannah Smith, British Teen, Commits Suicide After Cyberbullying, Trolling; Dad Demands Justice
Meanwhile, some insist that shutting down the vehicle is the answer.
Cyberbullying suicides: What will it take to have Ask.fm shut down?
A California School District is asking high school students who participate in sports and extra-curricular activities to sign a social media contract.
Censored Tweets? Students Say No, School District Says Yes
The alleged dognapper and car thief is still on the loose.
Owner credits social media for stolen puppy's return
Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.
Witnesses testify during Bradley Manning's sentencing phase.
Manning's WikiLeaks breach triggered costly U.S. Army scramble: witness
The Jester vs. Rachel Marsden
Marsden penned this piece, which was splattered across the internet Wednesday in a multitude of mainstream news outlets and blogs...
Rachel Marsden: Meet the mysterious Mr. th3j35t3r
...and then, Jester gave his side of the story.
Rachel Marsden – Come on down
Law and Order.
"This could slow the development of the Bitcoin ecosystem, though it could also help to stabilize it by making it less unpredictable and mysterious."
Federal judge rules Bitcoin can be regulated
Gaming Expert Pat Robertson: ‘Murdering Somebody In Cyberspace’ Is A ‘Virtual Sin,’ Same As Killing Real People
(in the interest of fairness, I've had a few people tell me this remark was taken out of context)
"That’s all another way of saying that assigning blame for video game addiction might not be the most useful place to start."
Do video game makers owe it to players to keep them from getting addicted?
Should games suspend your sessions for your own good?
Poll: Should MMOs Limit the Amount of Time Gamers Can Play Them to Stem Pathological Addiction?