Gawker outs one of Reddit’s shady power users, and the world doesn’t end
A showdown this week between Reddit and Gawker shows what happens when one of the Internets old-line virtues anonymity gets sucked into a vortex of poor taste and trolling, then gets dragged over the pointy coral reef of public attention.
Reddit, of course, is one of the webs biggest aggregators of links, but its also a vibrant and often prickly community. Gawker is a media-industry gossip blog whose usual fare tends to celebrity sightings and sex tapes.
But dont look for any links to Gawker on Reddit right now. The only time youre likely to see Gawker on Reddit these days is if its in reference to the self-imposed ban many Reddit users have placed on Gawker and on other websites owned by Gawker Media, including Gizmodo, io9, Kotaku, and Deadspin.
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