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Now displaying: June, 2015
Jun 25, 2015

Steve Huffman (/u/spez) and Alexis Ohanian (/u/kn0thing) discuss the founding of reddit. They discuss Tags vs Subreddits; star rating systems; faking users; the debate on comments; the RTM button; how reddit was originally built on LISP; the front page; recommendation engines; the Google Acquisition offer; Chris Sacca; their meeting with Yahoo; Aaron Swartz; free speech; and their hopes for reddit in the next 10 years.

 

 

This episode features original music by Andrew Joslyn (/u/AJMuse).

 

This episode is sponsored by Ting, Casper and Stamps.com.

 

Relevant Links:

Hipmunk

Imgur Album with the Screenshots Discussed in this Episode

First Comment Section on reddit

/r/Blog Post on the Ten Year Anniversary of reddit

The Upvoted Speakpipe

Andrew Joslyn’s Website

Jun 18, 2015

Warlizard is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss legend of The Warlizard Gaming Forum; The Warlizard Chronicles; the origin of The Warlizard Gaming forum; Warlizard’s greatest pranks; his writing; scorpions; how he used reddit to staff events; and what his reddit fame really means.

 

This episode features Warlizard (/u/warlizard), Double Dick Dude (/u/doubledickdude), Michelle Visage (/u/mvisage), RuPaul (/u/IAmRuPaul), and Ice T (/u/IceMFingT).

 

This episode features original music by Andrew Joslyn (/u/AJMuse).

 

Here is the /u/AJMuse’s Bandcamp with music from this episode.

 

 

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and MeUndies.

 

 

Relevant Links:

 

Warlizard’s First Famous reddit Post

Warlizard on Know Your Meme

The Warlizard Chronicles on Amazon

The Warlizard Chronicles on Audible

The Warlizard Subreddit

Warlizard’s Most Recent AMA

Warlizard Spreadsheet Store

The Upvoted Speakpipe

Andrew Joslyn’s Website

Jun 11, 2015

The Button is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss The Button’s inception; flairs; the reddit office pool on when The Button would end; the data garnered from The Button; the Pressiah; and what happened when The Button ended.

 

This episode features Josh Wardle (/u/powerlanguage), Chris Dary (/u/umbrae), Lilly Oh (/u/hellohobbit), Joe Gallagher (/u/joephuds), and Justin Bassett (/u/drunken_economist).

This episode features Just A Second More by /u/is_cookie.

This episode also features original music by Andrew Joslyn (/u/AJMuse).

 

This episode is sponsored by MeUndies.

 

Relevant Links:

 

The Button Announcement

The Button Subreddit

Notch’s Tweet About The Button

Maisie Williams on Her Brother Pushing The Button

The Button Reminds User of His Pledge To Quit Drinking

Announcement About the End of The Button

/u/lord_of_the_dance’s post on MeUndies

The Upvoted Speakpipe

Andrew Joslyn’s Website

Jun 4, 2015

The social impact of the Indian Net Neutrality debate is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by reddit. This is the last of our two part series on this subject. We discuss the original TRAI paper, r/india’s involvement in the debate, how redditors got involved, AIB’s video, Internet.org’s change in policy and where the debate currently is.

 

This episode features Nikhil Pahwa (/u/atnixxin), /u/rahulthewall, /u/_dexter, /u/parlor_tricks,  and Marvin Ammori (/u/amarv1n).

 

This episode features guest host and Upvoted producer: Alex Aldea (/u/paragonpod)

 

This episode features original music by Andrew Joslyn (/u/AJMuse).

 

This episode is sponsored by Harry’s, Casper, and Audible.

 

Relevant Links:

u/shrik450’s call to action after the TRAI Paper

r/india

r/india’s app store activism against Flipkart for their role in Airtel Zero

AIB’s ‘Save the Internet’ Video

Mark Zuckerberg’s May 4th video on Internet.org

Save The Internet

Save the Internet Memes

The Upvoted Speakpipe

Medianama

Marvin Ammori’s Website

Andrew Joslyn's Website

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