Reply All: #31 BONUS: The Reddit Implosion Explainer
July 9, 2015 8:06 PM - Subscribe

A Yes Yes No about the recent (and massive) dustup on Reddit.
posted by radioamy (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I'd love a short, weekly yes/yes/no. Blumberg's reaction to the "anal sexes" question was amazing.

I know you're watching, Alex. Make my dreams come true.
posted by Tevin at 9:02 AM on July 10, 2015


Your dream is a million anal sexes? That's a lot to ask.
posted by maxsparber at 9:30 AM on July 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


I like to dream big.
posted by Tevin at 9:34 AM on July 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


Thanks to this episode, I have a good idea of what's going on with Reddit without having to stumble into any of the arguments about Reddit (including on metafilter). Truly a public service.
posted by dinty_moore at 5:50 PM on July 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


And remember: podcasts are as popular as soup-in-summer
posted by jazon at 6:31 AM on July 11, 2015 [3 favorites]


Loved this. Glad they decided to record it even though they were supposed to take a week off.

Speaking of ReplyAll and reddit, this tweet from On the Media cracked me up.
posted by radioamy at 11:20 AM on July 11, 2015


I loved how they fell down a google trends hole. Completely natural and reasonable.

When they mentioned that the founder of reddit dude (name completely escapes me) responded that he was going to sit back and eat popcorn I kinda thought "yeah, that's reasonable". How do you even deal with a community that is large and multi-faceted in situations like that? Anything you say will be agreed to by some and vilified by others and nothing travels through the internet like anger.

Maybe it is/was intentional all along keeping the shadowy hooded figures that run reddit away from the people who use it. It's one of those games where the only way to win is not to play.
posted by selenized at 4:00 PM on July 11, 2015


this was good, I appreciate someone explaining internet drama in a clear, *short* way so I don't get sucked into the angry, 8000 comment threads about it.

As someone who has been listening to podcasts for about a decade now, I really laughed at the line "almost as popular as soup in summer".
posted by skewed at 6:01 PM on July 12, 2015


Heh, the anal sex question was deleted, but the answer is still there: Alex Goldman AMA

But the rest of the comments are pretty much just exactly what you would think an AMA of a public radio host would be. Pretty wonky.
posted by smackfu at 7:52 AM on July 13, 2015


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