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OUR COMPANY IS THE NERDS The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit, the Internet’s society Laboratory By Christine Lagorio-Chafkin Illustrated. 492 pp. Hachette Books. $28.
5 years ago, it appeared like an idea that is swell Mark Zuckerberg for connecting every individual on earth, because we might all sit around performing “Kumbaya” and ordering from Amazon. Reporters revered Twitter for providing a megaphone to oppressed groups like, well, reporters. Bing, figuring it had fixed the nagging dilemmas for the living, launched a endeavor to beat death.
Also then, at a minute of techno-optimism we have been not likely to see once again inside our lifetimes, Reddit ended up being a swamp that is toxic. It had been the area you went, shrouded in privacy, for pornography, hard-core racism, revenge porn, Nazi che...