In the wake of today's fatal shootings at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least a dozen of people dead, several Redditors apparently began organizing a manhunt in an attempt to identify the shooter under the newly launched /r/findnavyyardshooters subreddit, though it was promptly banned from the site after many ignored the community's only rule which stated "NO PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT LEADS UNLESS YOU'RE REALLY SURE." While many seem to agree with the site administrator's decision, reminding themselves of the infamous sleuthing that took place earlier this year during the Boston Marathon bomber manhunt, others on the site have raised questions over whether it was meant to be satirical from the beginning, given the tongue-in-cheek tone of several posts (like this one) that made their way onto the subreddit prior to its removal.
Reddit has released a list of top 20 most saved comments since last month's introduction of a new feature that allows the users to save comments with reddit gold. Some of the highlights include:
[/r/AskHistorians] The Great War: An Introductory Book List from mod NMW>
[/r/SocialSkills] A strategy to carry a conversation on almost any topic
[/r/ICanDrawThat] DeliveryofRule_34 draws a galactic dream
In following Californian congresswoman Zoe Lofgren's crowdsourced path to legislation, U.S. Representative Darrell Issa is asking for Reddit's help to draft a bill known as The Internet American Moratorium Act (IAMA), which would create a two-year halt on any new rules or regulations governing the Internet (see highlighted portion). For more info, check out the congressman's AMA (Ask Me Anything) discussion on Reddit, which will begin tomorrow on Wednesday, November 28, at 1030 a.m. (EST).
American pizza restaurant chain Papa John's has become the latest target of an online boycott campaign after its CEO John Schnatter publicly revealed that employee hours may have to be cut in order to avoid paying for their medical insurance under President Obama's new health care reform laws. Head over to Know Your Meme for more deets!