Book tells the inside story of how Reddit came to be the Internet’s “id”

Enlarge / Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian (credit: Getty Images) Entrepreneurs Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman famously founded Reddit as college roommates in 2005. Tech journalist Christine Lagorio-Chafkin’s recent book, We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit, the Internet’s Culture Laboratory, follows their sometimes rocky relationship as Reddit grew from a simple, user-directed […]

‘Told you I’d do it:’ Ryder Cup-winning captain Bjorn gets backside tattooed with score

Ryder Cup-winning captain Thomas Bjorn has honored his pledge to get the result of the European team’s victory over the USA inked into his backside. Swede Bjorn captained Europe to golf’s biggest team title in September, beating the USA 17½-10½ at Le Golf National near Paris. READ MORE: Golf fan ‘blind in one eye’ after being […]

‘I’d give it a D’: English teacher picks apart White House letter for 'bad grammar'

After receiving a letter signed by US President Donald Trump, a retired English teacher checked its grammar and posted her corrections online, earning both praise as “a hero” and scorn for being “sanctimonious and self-serving.” Yvonne Mason, an English teacher of 17 years who retired last year, has landed in the spotlight after she posted […]

Trump: I’d run into Florida school even without gun; Twitter does not agree

Donald Trump has claimed that, even if he were unarmed, he would have confronted the Florida school shooter. Many Twitter users, however, were scathing of the President’s claims. “I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon, and I think most of the people in this room would have done […]