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User: [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed
Date: 2017-06-28 04:00
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Subject: Existence Proof

Real analysis is way realer than I expected.

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User: [syndicated profile] dinosaur_comics_feed
Date: 2017-06-28 00:00
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Subject: the man who could remember everything!! except where he put his keys, lol relatable

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June 28th, 2017: I am Kickstarting a new book! It's called WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE PUNCHES A FRIGGIN' SHARK and/or other stories and it's gonna be great, in my not-at-all-biased opinion!!

– Ryan

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Date: 2017-06-27 22:12
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Subject: Highlights from Global Reddit Meetup Day 2017

Posted by Staff

Earlier this month, we celebrated one of our favorite Reddit traditions: Global Reddit Meetup Day.

Every year, Reddit communities all around the world hold meetups where local redditors can meet “IRL”—and now that all of those users, mods, and casual lurkers who attended this year have had a chance to share their photos in our r/GRMD megathread and in their city subreddits, we wanted to share a few highlights from a GRMD near you.

Hong Kong, China

u/kawaiixxx

Brisbane, Australia

Houston, TX

r/Houston went the extra mile of making a video wrap-up, to show you all the humans (and puppers) who stopped by their meet-up.

Bangalore, India

u/neuronin

Bonus points for making Snoo cookies, r/Bangalore.

Seattle, WA

u/czarinna

Pasig, Philippines

u/decayedramen

London, England

u/uzi

Buenos Aires, Argentina

u/Wild-Marker

Jakarta, Indonesia

u/mbok_jamu

Los Angeles, CA

u/Raymond-Wu

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

u/onmuri

Newark, DE

u/TheShittyBeatles

Picking up trash by the side of the road might not seem like a rollicking good time, but for the past four years it’s been an r/Delaware tradition. In 2013, Delaware redditors decided to adopt a highway, and since then they’ve celebrated Global Reddit Meetup Day as more of a Local Reddit Cleanup Day.


Want to see more photos from Reddit meetups around the globe? Check out the photo thread from this year and stay tuned to r/GRMD to be the first to know when plans for GRMD 2018 are underway!

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User: [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed
Date: 2017-06-26 04:00
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Subject: Telephoto

I was banned from the airliners.net photography forum by concerned moderators after the end of my lens started brushing against planes as they flew by.

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User: [syndicated profile] dinosaur_comics_feed
Date: 2017-06-26 00:00
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Subject: in the end, are not humans the REAL aliens? also there's one in the fourth panel so it all fits

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June 26th, 2017: I am Kickstarting a new book! It's called WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE PUNCHES A FRIGGIN' SHARK and/or other stories and it's gonna be great, in my not-at-all-biased opinion!!

– Ryan

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User: [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed
Date: 2017-06-23 04:00
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Subject: Refresh Types

The hardest refresh requires both a Mac keyboard and a Windows keyboard as a security measure, like how missile launch systems require two keys to be turned at once.

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User: [syndicated profile] dinosaur_comics_feed
Date: 2017-06-23 00:00
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Subject: everyone's grilled cheese is burnt, which is its own form of success

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June 23rd, 2017: I am Kickstarting a new book! It's called WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE PUNCHES A FRIGGIN' SHARK and/or other stories and it's gonna be great, in my not-at-all-biased opinion!!

– Ryan

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User: [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed
Date: 2017-06-21 04:00
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Subject: Once Per Day

I'm not totally locked into my routine—twice a year, I take a break to change the batteries in my smoke detectors.

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User: [syndicated profile] dinosaur_comics_feed
Date: 2017-06-21 00:00
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Subject: the all-time best trends in visual art! these are them; there can be no others

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June 21st, 2017: Awesome Con was a great time! Thank you to everyone who came by to say hello: I'd never done a show in Washington DC before and it was really terrific to meet everyone! YOUR CITY HAS AMAZING STUFF IN IT TOO, NOW YOU KNOW.

I am Kickstarting a new book! It's called WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE PUNCHES A FRIGGIN' SHARK and/or other stories and it's gonna be great, in my not-at-all-biased opinion!!

– Ryan

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User: [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed
Date: 2017-06-19 04:00
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Subject: Election Map

Luckily for my interpretation, no precincts were won by the Green Party.

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User: [syndicated profile] dinosaur_comics_feed
Date: 2017-06-19 00:00
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Subject: from video games to death in six panels: the dinosaur comics experience

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June 19th, 2017: Awesome Con was a great time! Thank you to everyone who came by to say hello: I'd never done a show in Washington DC before and it was really terrific to meet everyone! YOUR CITY HAS AMAZING STUFF IN IT TOO, NOW YOU KNOW.

– Ryan

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User: [syndicated profile] redditblog_feed
Date: 2017-06-16 18:23
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Subject: The MLB Launches New User Profile on Reddit - "As we started to act more like a fan rather than a br

Posted by Staff

After two years of surprising and delighting Reddit’s baseball fans by showing up in the comments, bringing players and teams to the platform for AMAs, and posting original content on r/baseball, the MLB has set up their user profile page on Reddit.

If you’ve spent any time in r/baseball, the largest of Reddit’s network of pro-baseball communities, you’ve probably seen the username u/MLBOfficial next to many of the community’s top posts. On any given day, you may find the MLB posting a TIL (Today I Learned) from baseball history, behind-the-scenes shots from their meetings, gift exchanges, or even highlight videos featuring time-synced, on-screen comments from redditors:

After joining in April 2015, the MLB quickly became a fixture of r/baseball, passing the 50,000 Reddit karma milestone last fall, then more than doubling that in just a few months.

But how did their account get to this point and where does their innate grasp of Reddit come from? We talked to Will Frasure, New Media Strategist for the MLB, to discuss the history of their account and where they’d like to see their Reddit presence go in the future.

“The first person who was running our Reddit account was actually a part-time social person who was a huge redditor,” Frasure writes. “He basically convinced our bosses to get on board based on things he’d seen with the NBA and r/nba.”

Frasure, on the other hand, wasn’t such a hard-core user at the start of the MLB’s Reddit engagement.

“At the time, I was just a very casual redditor, skimming the front page and some of the bigger subs,” he says. “This was during the 2015 season. Our launch was very light, with just weekly discussions that we led on r/baseball and some random content posting. When 2016 started, we had decided that we wanted to pitch to our 30 clubs to get involved in their team subreddits.”

However, before the MLB could extend the pitch, the MLB’s original poster left and Frasure took over what he calls the “Reddit operation.”

“We started customizing content for r/baseball and interacting with fans daily,” he writes, “and I really wanted to let it rip on r/baseball. So I started spending my free time at work (2 to 3 hours a day some days) reading r/baseball and getting the lay of the land while commenting.”

Soon, Frasure leveled up the account’s activity, with original content made exclusively for r/baseball.

“For the most part, we were pleasantly surprised,” he says. “We would get some people saying how they thought it was weird we were on there. As we started to act more like a fan rather than a brand, people started getting used to the presence …”

Perhaps the best marker of the community’s appreciation for the MLB’s “Reddit operation” is a post from last November, which Frasure ranks as one of his favorite moments in r/baseball.

The day after the Cubs won the World Series, the MLB shared a simple thank-you note to redditors in r/baseball, which hit the front page and received over 600 comments from users thanking the MLB and encouraging them to stick around during the off-season.

“One of my other favorites,” Frasure recalls, “is when we worked with various team subreddit mods to surprise fans with tickets during our postseason. We ended up with an amazing interaction with a Cubs fan for tickets to Game 1 of the NLDS against the Giants.” 

As for the MLB’s new user profile on Reddit (which you can check out—and follow!—here), Frasure hopes he can use it to find ways to reach redditors who may not be baseball superfans.

The MLB’s user profile page (u/MLBOfficial)

“We are already so close to those fans on r/baseball, but in a way it’s an echo chamber, as everyone there already loves baseball,” he writes. “We’d hypothetically would like to convert some non-baseballers with content there.”

While the MLB will continue to stay active in the pro baseball communities, he notes that the ability to make posts directly on their profile offers “a way for us to show our Reddit chops outside of r/baseball.”

In the meantime, Frasure has this to say on his time posting and commenting on Reddit over the past two years.

“It has made my job immensely more enjoyable. The fans on r/baseball are amazingly insightful, caring and funny. It really affirms why I wanted to get into this line of work.”


You can follow the MLB’s new user profile at u/MLBOfficial

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User: [syndicated profile] dinosaur_comics_feed
Date: 2017-06-16 00:00
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Subject: this is the problem with my "all my friends live inside a giant house" fantasy

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June 16th, 2017: TODAY and this weekend I am in WASHINGTON DC for Awesome Con! It's my first time ever doing a show in Washington. YOU SHOULD COME

– Ryan

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User: [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed
Date: 2017-06-16 04:00
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Subject: Magnetohydrodynamics

Magnetohydrodyanmics combines the intuitive nature of Maxwell's equations with the easy solvability of the Navier-Stokes equations. It's so straightforward physicists add "relativistic" or "quantum" just to keep it from getting boring.

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