Thursday, June 21, 2012

Columbia Heights: #1 Reddit neighborhood around

Are you a Redditor? If you don't know what that is, Reddit is a popular website where people can vote up or down various interesting stories, funny things, political issues and more. The site calls itself "the front page of the internet."

The City Paper reports that among Redditors (Reddit users) in DC, Columbia Heights has the biggest user base. The City Paper's reporter says this is a bad thing, but like any website, it's how you use it. There are stories of Reddit users raising lots of money for charities, urging Stephen Colbert to hold a rally in DC (which became the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear) and for exposing criminals, but also for doing some bad things.

In any case, it's interesting, and I wonder what it means for the neighborhood. Are we more computer literate? Or, more likely to waste time, or have time to waste, on the Internet?

Any Redditors care to comment?

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