Sunday April 24, 2016

Fired Reddit Exec Launches A Warmer, Fuzzier Reddit

Here comes a version of the news site for the easily offended. I’ve also found that positivity at reddit means that you better submit to popular opinion or you’re being downvoted, so I think this will be an even bigger circle jerk than the original.

Dan McComas, the former second-in-command at Reddit آ— and vocal critic of its more inflammatory groups آ— wants to build a better Reddit, one that focuses on "healthy, positive communities." McComas, as you may remember, was let go آ— along with Victoria Taylor آ— in a controversial move that was met with resistance, and ultimately protest, by much of Reddit’s staff and userbase. Some of the biggest names in tech are coming to TNW Conference in Amsterdam this May. McComas has since raised about $3 million for his new site, ‘Imzy,’ which launched earlier this year. Currently, the site has groups dedicated to video games, music, movies and over 400 others.