Within the course of seven months, Reddit user Scopolamina went from relative newbie to 2012’s top ranked user on the social news site, amassing an unheard of 1.87 million karma points, the Reddit currency that marks the success and popularity of a particular user. Joining us to talk about his experience as Reddit’s top user, and his insider secrets to becoming a top user, is Reddit user Scopolamina…
This week, tragedy strikes the life of online activist Aaron Swartz, shameless journalistic bias at CES, Amazon rips previously purchased CDs, MySpace relaunches, Facebook unveils major surprises, and the White House shoots down the Death Star.
What right to privacy do we expect when we choose to act anonymously on the internet? Is it acceptable to violate the privacy of one class of user over another? Is it the duty of objective journalism to make that decision? The outing of Reddit‘s ViolentAcrez, “the Biggest Troll on the Web” by Gawker columnist Adrian Chen brings to light those questions and more this week.
Geeks Of Doom’s The Drill Down is a roundtable-style audio podcast where we discuss the most important issues of the week, in tech and on the web and how they affect us all.
Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), VentureBeat editor Devindra Hardawar, marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Startup Digest CTO Christopher Burnor. Occasionally joining them is Techmeme editor Lidija Davis.