Get ready for this: Reddit had 56 billion pageviews and 731 million unique visitors this year, according to a post published on the official Reddit blog. Possibly even more remarkable: The site had more than 40 million posts in 2013, and the most-read post only had 3.6 million pageviews, meaning that a whole lot of activity came from the long tail. Maybe Reddit should change its tagline to “the 731 million front pages of the internet”?
Techmeme founder Gabe Rivera has announced that the technology-news aggregator will begin rewriting headlines on the links it posts — a small change, but one that also illustrates how much the balance of power in media is shifting.
NewsCred has become a big player in the news business by using algorithms to bring relevant stories to clients looking for content. Now, the tech intensive company is adding a new product to its mix — humans.
Conservative media icon Matt Drudge has long had a regular cast of villains — from global warming to the Obama administration — that appear on his website. In the last year, Google appears to have joined the ranks of these in-house bugbears.