Myriam Robin January 9, 2017 6 Comments
The Australian Reddit community has long been aware of how reporters trawl the social network for story leads, and appears more than willing to lead them astray for shits and giggles.
Crikey December 16, 2016 2 Comments
“I like to think of it as more of a Trojan Horse than a hoax -- essentially because I dressed up an attack in a very pretty package and let the reporters take the bait.” Freelance journalist Harrison Johnstone reports.
Crikey July 28, 2016
He said ask me anything, but that doesn't mean he'd answer it.
Crikey July 28, 2016 1 Comment
Giles v the kids ... Trump's not so AMA ... Abetz the biggest loser ...
Crikey October 7, 2015
ABC defends 7.30's ratings dip. And other media tidbits of the day.
Stilgherrian January 15, 2013 1 Comment
While tributes have been flowing for computer activist Aaron Swartz after his death at the weekend, details have also emerged of his battle with US prosecutors.
Stilgherrian January 14, 2013 17 Comments
Aaron Swartz was a hacker in every sense of the word. His death -- at just 26 -- is a tragic loss for technology's bright young things and raises questions about the fight for freedom of information on the internet.
Crikey May 14, 2012
Opening mail is one of Scott Widak's favourite activities. The terminally ill 47-year-old got the surprise of his life when a Reddit campaign showered him with letters from around the world.
Crikey March 9, 2012
With the knowledge that young people are more likely to express themselves online than over the phone, Reddit have introduced a new suicide prevention initiative -- but it's far from perfect, writes Jesse Singal.
Crikey June 8, 2010
University isn't just for drinking and occasional study, according to many young entrepreneurs. Here's a round-up of some darlings from the business world that got their big start during college.