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Mom Bills Son $39K for Being an &#39;A--Hole&#39;

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Mom Bills Son $1K for Being an 'A--hole'

Her son calls it a 'very effective parenting technique'

(Newser) - A Reddit user living in Toronto better be kissing up to his momma for quite a while: The 23-year-old student, who goes by Chalipo on Reddit, recently got into an argument with his mom about how much it had cost her to support him over the last 13 months, reports...

Guy Autotweets Comcast Whenever His Service Stinks

It's happened 16 times in 3 months

(Newser) - Many people have famously poor luck when trying to shout, however publicly , at Comcast customer service. So one user is taking what describes as a "passive aggressive" approach by programming his Raspberry Pi to automatically tweet every time his Internet service falls below an unacceptable speed (it'...

How a Reddit User Helped Solve a 20-Year-Old Mystery

Family members spotted shared photos of 'Grateful Doe'

(Newser) - For 20 years, he was known as "Grateful Doe." Now, police have confirmed a man killed in a car accident in Greensville County, Va., with two ticket stubs for a Grateful Dead concert in his pocket, was Jason Callahan, a 19-year-old from Myrtle Beach, SC, who'd set...

Missing Teen May Have Asked Reddit for Help

The person who posted wanted to keep father out of trouble

(Newser) - What do you do when you find out you were kidnapped as a child and your life has been a lie? That question was posed to Reddit users—more than a month before the case of Julian Hernandez surfaced—by a poster who appears to have been the 18-year-old himself,...

Reviled Pharma CEO Holds Epic AMA on Reddit

Martin Shkreli says recent brouhaha over his price gouging is good for his love life

(Newser) - Perhaps trying to win back customers who are likely defecting to his new competitor , Martin Shkreli took to Reddit in an epic "Ask Me Anything" session that lasted from Saturday evening well into Sunday (with breaks), per his Twitter feed . In what TechCrunch calls "one of the most...

Ellen Pao: Internet 'Trolls Are Winning'

But former Reddit CEO says she thinks the 'humans' can win

(Newser) - Ellen Pao, who just stepped down as CEO of Reddit amid much drama , has a bleak assessment about the current state of the Internet: "The trolls are winning." As Pao writes in the Washington Post , she learned this firsthand when they went after her in savage fashion as...

Reddit Ex-CEO Points Finger Squarely at This Man

Yishan Wong says co-founder Alexis Ohanian canned Victoria Taylor

(Newser) - Reddit is quickly running out of current and/or unblemished executives : As the New York Times reports, former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong is shedding some light on former AMA exec Victoria Taylor's mysterious firing, and he's pointing the blame squarely at co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who he writes in a...

Ellen Pao Resigns as Reddit CEO

Move comes after controversial firing of employee

(Newser) - Ellen Pao fought with the redditors , and it looks like the redditors have won. The interim CEO of Reddit resigned today amid much controversy, reports Recode . She tells the website it was a "mutual decision" with Reddit's board, and a board member emphasized that she wasn't fired....

Canned Redditor Finally Speaks

As moderators explain their anger at company, CEO Ellen Pao

(Newser) - Reddit's ex-talent director is speaking out for the first time since she was unceremoniously fired last week. In a post on Reddit (obviously), Victoria Taylor, who ran "Ask Me Anything" interviews, writes that her weekend was "interesting, to say the least" but gives no details on why...

160K Tell Reddit CEO Ellen Pao to 'Step Down'

Petition says Pao will 'run Reddit into the ground' if she's not ousted

(Newser) - Reddit—the site Gizmodo cheekily calls the Internet's "Fort Knox of cat GIFs"—has been in turmoil since the company on Thursday fired Victoria Taylor, the talent director who ran the most high-profile "Ask Me Anything" interviews, per the New York Times . Now a

In 'Unprecedented' Move, Reddit Bans 5 Subreddits

The most popular of the 5 forums targeted the obese

(Newser) - Reddit, the so-called front page of the Internet, is starting to ban some of its own forums after years of being known as the content aggregator where anything goes (well, except for child porn and nude celebrity pics). But Reddit is reporting this week that it has removed five of...

Woman Who Loves to Help Redditors Goes to Extreme

Kayla Davis needed a kidney; Jennifer Moss gave her one

(Newser) - Kayla Davis, 26, has had kidney disease from age 10, and went on dialysis in September 2011. She needed a kidney, and family members weren't good matches; a Facebook page set up to look for a donor yielded no one. Then, "almost like a last resort," the...

Reddit Dares You to Press This Button

Push to restart the clock—no one knows what happens when it hits zero

(Newser) - Depending on your willpower and how much time you have to sit and stare at a countdown clock instead of working/sleeping/interacting with humans, you might want to head over to Reddit to check out "the button." In an online social experiment that promises to both fascinate and irk...

Police Messed Up JonBenet Case, Says Ex-Chief

Mark Beckner now regrets Reddit AMA comments

(Newser) - Nearly 20 years after the murder of JonBenet Ramsey , interest in the Colorado 6-year-old's case is still strong—stronger than former Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner may have realized. In remarks he now says he regrets making, Beckner told a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session on Saturday that...

You Can Help Decide Who Gets $827K From Reddit

Site will donate 10% of its ad revenue from 2014

(Newser) - Reddit is feeling generous: After raking in nearly $8.3 million in advertising revenue in 2014, the site has decided to "support the goals and causes of the entire community" by donating 10% of that amount to 10 charities. The company made the announcement in a blog post , noting...

What Makes Bill Gates Feel Stupid

Not knowing a second language, he reveals on Reddit

(Newser) - It's safe to say Bill Gates is no dummy. But one thing does make the Microsoft co-founder feel like one: "I feel pretty stupid that I don't know any foreign languages," he revealed in his third Reddit " Ask Me Anything ." (It was again a...

An Internet Meme&#39;s Real Life: Building Churches
Here's the Real Story
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Here's the Real Story of 'Bad Luck Brian' Meme

Kyle Craven has made about $20K from his awkward high school photo

(Newser) - Kyle Craven is a 25-year-old guy who lives with his wife and dog in Ohio and builds churches for a living, but he's got a secret that might surprise those who first meet him: He's a meme. Thanks to Ian Davies, an old buddy who submitted Craven's...

Redditors Save Suicidal Teen's Life

'Minecraft' gamer thanks fellow players for talking him out of a dark place

(Newser) - Minecraft gamers kicked into real-life survival mode on Sunday when a fellow player who IDed himself as a teen "crippled" by depression and social anxiety posted desperate messages on Reddit. NotARomanGuy, who plays Minecraft using the CaesarOctavius handle, posted two notes to Reddit Sunday. One posted on r/UltraHardcore began...

Key Redditor in Celeb Leak: My Privacy's Being Invaded

Vents frustration in Reddit chat

(Newser) - A central figure in the emergence of hacked celebrity nude photos is facing media scrutiny, and he's not particularly enjoying it. Following a Washington Post story on him, Reddit user Johnsmcjohn expressed frustration. "Why is my being on an asexuality website or an Aspergers board relevant" to his...

Some of Those Celeb Nude Photos Are Child Porn

McKayla Maroney: I'm underage in stolen photos

(Newser) - Some Internet users who started out gleeful about the leak of celebrities' nude photos are now busy trying to scrub their hard drives of child porn. Lawyers for McKayla Maroney, who turned 18 in December, say the Olympic gymnast was under 18 when the photos of her were taken and...

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