“Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” “Call of Duty: Black Ops”: some games have their moments but then fade like the rubbish they are. Others remain with us throughout time, becoming cultural icons and models to the entire video gaming industry.
Last Tuesday, wute.vc (Washington University Tech Entrepreneurs – Venture Capital) brought Alexis Ohanian, an outspoken advocate of net neutrality and a founder of the massive social news aggregation website Reddit.com, to campus to talk about entrepreneurship and his experience in both raising and trying to raise venture capital.
Most Facebook invitations go deservedly ignored, but the announcement by Washington University Tech Entrepreneurial Venture Capital (wute.vc) that Alexis Ohanian will speak at this school merits consideration. Ohanian co-founded reddit.com, an increasingly influential website. Though wute.
The Internet went dark Wednesday (or part of it did, anyway) in protest of two laws that are soon to be voted on in Congress: the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. These bills are designed to curb Internet piracy (which we agree is a problem) through a means that would hurt some of the most respected online corporations.
The Internet is great (really, really great), and it contains what might as well be an infinite supply of news and entertainment. Social media makes us feel like our preschool friends aren’t completely gone from our lives. Review aggregators tell us which movies to watch.
Sure, stumbleupon.com is a great time-wasting website, but it can be a bit random. If it isn’t for you, Cadenza highly recommends cuteroulette.com. It’s quite unlike its similarly-named-but-less-wholesome counterpart, Chatroulette. Instead, the Cute Roulette website only shows YouTube videos of cute animals. It’s seriously adorable. Kittens! Puppies!
What is Reddit? The easiest way to describe Reddit is to call it a news aggregator. Visitors submit news stories and other knick-knacks, like pictures and cool websites, which are then voted and commented on. The stories with the most “upvotes” receive the most visibility.