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  • Lagorio-Chafkin, Christine, author.
     
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  • Reddit (Firm)
     
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  • Internet -- Social aspects.
     
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    We are the nerds : the birth and tumultuous life of Reddit, the Internet's culture laboratory / Christine Lagorio-Chafkin.
    by Lagorio-Chafkin, Christine, author.
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    New York, New York : Hachette Books, a division of Hachette Book Group, Incorporated, 2018.
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  • Reddit (Firm)
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  • Online social networks.
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  • Online chat groups.
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    9780316435376 hardcover)
    0316435376 (hardcover)
    9780349416366 (paperback)
    0349416362 (paperback)
    9781478947455 (audio download)
    14789474545 (audio download)
    9780316435369 (electronic book)
    0316435368 (electronic book)
    Description: 
    xiii, 492 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
    Edition: 
    First edition.
    Contents: 
    Author's note -- Part I : This guy has no shame -- How to start a startup -- Not your standard fixed-point combinator -- Front page of the Internet -- It's online -- Hell summer -- How to act like a real adult -- Rounding error -- The algorithm and the cupboard -- You are making us sound stupid -- We are the nerds -- The deal -- Part II : Chasing that moment -- Millionaires' ball -- You aren't a bank teller -- A moment before dying -- The physicist, the information cowboy, the hacker, and the troll -- Mister Splashy Pants and the Large Hadron Collider -- Benign neglect -- Tools, yo -- Part III : Take me home -- The ones that got away -- Geek Woodstock -- Exodus and ill will -- Free-speech sandbox -- Blackout -- Meet your new CEO -- Not bad! -- The id -- Part IV : Omniscient guardians of the depths -- The internet bus -- The 117th Boston Marathon -- Money on the mind -- Every man is responsible for his own soul -- Tiny boxes -- Unbelievable because it's so weird -- Closer to yes -- The poltergeist -- 10 -- Part V : Revenge and revenge porn -- Fame and its inverse -- AMAgeddon -- The return of Steve -- Fuzzy approach -- "Serendipity" and "bullshit" -- r/The_Donald -- Spezgiving -- What's good for the United States -- This is my whole life -- Reddit 4.0 -- Salesman emeritus -- Live from Hollywood -- All together now -- Acknowledgments -- Sources -- Notes -- Index..
    Summary: 
    Named a Best Book of 2018 by Fast Company, this is a "sharply written and brilliantly reported" (Shelf Awareness) look inside Reddit, the wildly popular, often misunderstood website that has changed the culture of the Internet.
    Reddit hails itself as "the front page of the Internet." It's the third most-visited website in the United States - and yet, millions of Americans have no idea what it is.
    We Are the Nerds is an engrossing look deep inside this captivating, maddening enterprise, whose army of obsessed users have been credited with everything from solving cold case crimes and spurring tens of millions of dollars in charitable donations to seeding alt-right fury and landing Donald Trump in the White House. We Are the Nerds is a gripping start-up narrative: the story of how Reddit's founders, Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, rose up from their suburban childhoods to become millionaires and create an icon of the digital age--before seeing the site engulfed in controversies and nearly losing control of it for good.
    Based on Christine Lagorio-Chafkin's exclusive access to founders Ohanian and Huffman, We Are the Nerds is also a compelling exploration of the way we all communicate today--and how we got here. Reddit and its users have become a mirror of the Internet: it has dingy corners, shiny memes, malicious trolls, and a sometimes heart-melting ability to connect people across cultures, oceans, and ideological divides. (Publisher)
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