Monday, July 28, 2008

Want to customise the look of your reddit? We're looking for beta testers

As another step towards fully customisable communities, we're planning to allow you to customise the look of your reddits by including your own CSS (similar to the Your Week reddit).

If you'd like to help beta-test this feature, email with the subject "eloping with lolcats"

Monday, July 21, 2008

democratized television news will have to wait

Despite lots of positive feedback and a very promising premise, we were disappointed to hear that PBS will not be picking up YourWeek -- the reddit-powered news television show.

We'll keep the YourWeek.reddit around for a bit longer to discuss where we can potentially take what I still believe is a great idea.

Friday, July 11, 2008

your week full (updated) pilot now online for you to watch and rate

If you've got some time this weekend, please click here, watch the full, updated pilot for YourWeek (reddit-powered television news) and fill out a survey. They need this information to make decisions about the show and like everything else on the show, we're looking for viewer input.

We wouldn't ask you to do anything we wouldn't do, so I filled it out yesterday. This may prove to be little comfort, but I thought I'd mention it.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

image previews on reddit

We added image and video preview features to reddit last night. To enable thumbnail previews adjust the "media" preference on your preferences page to show thumbnails. There is also a new option on user-created reddits for whether to show tumbnails by default. This is good for reddits that are predominantly links to media: pics and videos, for example.

Right now the default user preference is to have thumbnails disabled in all circumstances. In a week or so, after we've worked the kinks out of this feature, we'll change the default to respect the current reddit's preference.

Also, you can now watch submitted videos directly in reddit by clicking the "watch" link next to video submissions. Right now we only support Youtube and Google Video, but it's simple to add support for more, so that should improve in the future. Sounds like a good job for open source contributors...


Tuesday, July 01, 2008

reddit on your iPhone

Our pals at Buxfer created a handy iPhone-friendly version of reddit for us. Just in time for the 11th, point your shiny new 3G (or your current iPhone) to

Don't mind me, I'll be the 'luddite' grumbling in the corner with my beloved Blackberry...