What Just Happened on Reddit? Understanding The Moderator Blackout

Last Thursday and Friday, moderators of many of Reddit's most popular discussion groups "blacked out" their subreddits, preventing access to parts of the site by Reddit subscribers and cutting off some of the company's advertising revenue for half a day. What may not have started as a protest quickly became one, with many moderators complaining …

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Today– Online event with Mary L. Gray @3pm (ET) on labor and the sharing economy

Join us today, Thursday July 9 at 3pm ET (9pm CET), to listen to SMC's Mary L. Gray on a special Theory of Everything's online discussion on life in the sharing economy. Benjamen Walker and Andrew Callaway, the official Theory of Everything instapoder, will also be hosting. Mary is currently researching labor and the sharing economy in the Social …

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Hello Andrea (SMC’s 2015-16 Research Assistant Extraordinaire!)

As we say goodbye to the *amazzzzing* Rebecca Hoffman <serious sad face emoji>, we have the solace of welcoming Andrea Alarcón to SMC's ranks. Andrea received her MSc degree from the Oxford Internet Institute, and her BSc in online journalism from the University of Florida. She has researched ICT4D, online language barriers and data collection by international corporations in developing nations. …

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