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We are the nerds : the birth and tumultuous life of Reddit, the internet's culture laboratory

Author: Christine Lagorio-Chafkin
Publisher: London : Piatkus, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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WE ARE THE NERDS is a riveting look deep inside the legendary rise of message-board start-up Reddit - its controversies, its struggle for profitability, and the way its unique platform has changed the culture of the Internet. Reddit hails itself as 'the front page of the Internet'. It is the fourth most-visited website in the UK and USA, whose army of highly engaged (obsessed?) users have been credited with  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Lagorio-Chafkin
ISBN: 9780349416366 0349416362
OCLC Number: 1056252745
Description: xv, 492 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 --
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 --
Tools, yo --
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 --
Omniscient guardians of the depths --
The internet bus --
Boston --
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" --
Revenge and revenge porn --
Fame and its inverse --
Amageddon --
The return of steve --
Fuzzy approach --
"Serendipity" and "bullshit" --
R/thedonald --
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.
Responsibility: Christine Lagorio-Chafkin.

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In the tradition of The Everything Store and Googled, award-winning tech journalist Christine Lagorio's We Are the Nerds is the incredible true narrative of the birth, and life, of Reddit.  Read more...

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This is the untold story of how one of the world's most popular websites was hatched-and how it took on a mind of its own. It's a gripping read, and it's full of lessons for building startups and Read more...

 
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