SUMMARY.We Are the Nerds The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit, the Internet’s Culture Laboratory By Christine Lagorio-Chafkin
· What’s in it for me? Get the rip-roaring inside story of Reddit.
· Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman might have founded Reddit, but it wasn’t their idea.
· Reddit left the starting gate quickly, but growth was slow – and at first, artificial.
· A cofounder made life at Reddit difficult in its early years.
· Reddit showed such great potential that it was bought by media giant Condé Nast.
· To an outsider, Reddit looked like it was doing great, but in reality, it was close to implosion.
· Fear of alienating Reddit’s users initially dominated the company’s decision-making.
· Reddit’s commitment to free speech allowed hate communities to thrive.
· Two bad CEOs led to internal turmoil at Reddit.
· Reconciled, Ohanian and Huffman returned to Reddit to rectify the situation.
· Final summary