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Reddit's getting back to 'normal' following outage that prevented new posts

Reddit's getting back to 'normal' following outage that prevented new posts

If you're an active Reddit user, you might have noticed your favorite online communities are looking a little sparse this morning. While the site is back online and browsable, users were unable to create and submit new posts thanks to a mysterious error.

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Twitter is trying out upvotes and downvotes in its latest beta test

Twitter is trying out upvotes and downvotes in its latest beta test

Say what you will about Twitter: it's constantly evolving as a service. Whether it's introducing a paid subscription option that adds an "undo" button or deleting Fleets from the app for good, it's been a busy, ever-evolving year for the social network everyone loves to hate. A new beta test for Twitter introduces various upvote and downvote options specifically for replies, though only time will tell if these tools actually come to a wider audience.

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Half the internet went down today — here's what happened

Half the internet went down today — here's what happened

What feels like half the internet went down for a while today. Dozens of popular websites were or are still unreachable. The culprit was Fastly, a content delivery network many websites rely on to speed up load times, which has since posted an update explaining that it resolved the problem. It appears that the issues were limited to some locations only, as a few services remained reachable for many people or came back online sooner rather than later.

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'Hey Google, piss off the neighbors'

'Hey Google, piss off the neighbors'

Do you recall when you were a kid, and there was nothing quite so fascinating as an old-fashioned spring doorstop? You know, the kind that goes "sproi-oi-oi-oing" with any errant tap? A Reddit apartment dweller, having presumably endured one late-night Riverdance rehearsal too many, decided to weaponize this experience.

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Reddit Talk exists because everything in 2021 needs to be Clubhouse

Reddit Talk exists because everything in 2021 needs to be Clubhouse

Facebook is testing one, Twitter has one, Telegram (kinda) has one, and even LinkedIn is working on one — every social media network that takes itself seriously has a Clubhouse clone these days. The hot audio-only discussion/conferencing platform has inspired many competitors to come up with their own alternatives, and now the latest to join the party is Reddit.

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You can disable Reddit's maddening 'Open in app' popup once and for all

You can disable Reddit's maddening 'Open in app' popup once and for all

Reddit's mobile website is pretty well made, fast, and responsive — if it wasn't for the pesky "See this post in ... Reddit App" popup that slides up from the bottom every time you open a Reddit link someone sent you. But it turns out there's a way to get rid of it, and it was hidden right under our noses the whole time.

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Samsung will livestream the Galaxy S21 Unpacked event on TikTok, Twitch, and Reddit

Samsung will livestream the Galaxy S21 Unpacked event on TikTok, Twitch, and Reddit

If you're planning on tuning in to Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event, where the S21 is expected to be formally revealed, you'll have three new venues to enjoy it from. Samsung tells us it's going to be livestreaming to Twitch, TikTok, and Reddit as well, giving you three new ways to watch.

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Reddit acquires short-form video platform Dubsmash

Reddit acquires short-form video platform Dubsmash

Bite-sized videos have become increasingly popular over the last couple of years and the popularity of TikTok has only seemed to convince more platforms to jump on the bandwagon. The latest platform to make such a move is Reddit, which has acquired short-form video platform Dubsmash for an undisclosed amount.

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Reddit accidentally banned hundreds of accounts connected to IFTTT

Reddit accidentally banned hundreds of accounts connected to IFTTT

IFTTT is a convenient service that connects devices, services, websites, and more, setting up routines that tell them if that happens, then do this. It's a great way to automate almost anything you can think of — including Reddit. One of the most popular use cases is having IFTTT email you when certain keywords are posted. But over the last 24 hours, many users with accounts connected to IFTTT received a shock: Reddit permanently banned them for no good reason.

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Reddit gets its app to 50 million Play Store downloads, mostly by making the mobile web experience miserable

Reddit gets its app to 50 million Play Store downloads, mostly by making the mobile web experience miserable

Anyone who's tried to browse Reddit on their phone's web browser will be familiar with the constant popups prompting users to download the mobile app instead. Well, it looks like making their mobile site virtually unusable has paid off for the site, as its official Android app has just passed 50 million downloads on the Play Store.

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