Friday, 9 October 2015

upvote, a condé nast publication

After some time spent in development, Reddit—“the front page of the internet,” having launched a fleet of discoveries and not without controversy, is spinning-off its most well-attended submissions, social bookmarks as a news channel. Upvoted has the look and feel of a conventional news-feed and does not have the social interface that makes Reddit a fickle one to court, but already—just days after the debut, the articles, which are not totally tamed and sanitized and retain those interactive qualities that have sustained Reddit, seem really well-chosen and interestingly enhanced by the format. Besides—it is obvious that a lot of news organizations with staff and budgets act on leads from that site all the time, and Reddit users ought to receive credit for their original research.