Je reposte ici parce que cet article est intéressant pour comprendre l’évolution des #médias en ligne et particulièrement des usages de #Reddit en #temps_réel. Il y a aussi quelques lignes sur #Aaron_Swartz et quelques autres sur l’individu derrière le compte twitter @YourAnonNews.
Should Reddit Be Blamed for the Spreading of a Smear ? - NYTimes.com
Just minutes after the explosions went off on Boylston Street, a Reddit user named supernovasky, inspired by the fast-moving diligence that Reddit displayed during Aurora, quickly created a thread titled, “There was just an explosion at the Boston Marathon — Will use this to live update.” For the next six hours, supernovasky compiled all the incoming information. Dozens of other Redditors created competing threads, including “#Find_Boston_Bombers .”
When asked why he, a graduate student in sociology, felt the need to play breaking-news reporter on the Internet, supernovasky said, “We get these upvotes — these worthless points that go by your name to show how much you’ve contributed — and I guess I just wanted to keep my contributions going.”