We Are the Nerds

The Birth and Tumultuous Life of REDDIT, the Internet’s Culture Laboratory

Author: Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349416354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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'A gripping read' Adam Grant, bestselling author of Originals Reddit hails itself as 'the front page of the Internet'. It's the sixth most-visited website in the world - and yet, millions have no idea what it is. They should be paying attention. This definitive account of the birth and life of Reddit is perfect for readers of The Everything Store, Googled and The Facebook Effect. We Are the Nerds takes readers inside this captivating, maddening enterprise, whose army of obsessed users have been credited with everything from solving crimes and spurring millions in charitable donations to seeding alt-right fury and even landing Donald Trump in the White House. Reddit has become a mirror of the Internet itself: It has dark trenches, shiny memes, malicious trolls, and a heart-warming ability to connect people across cultures, oceans, and ideological divides. This is the gripping story of how Reddit's founders, Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, transformed themselves from student video-gamers into Silicon Valley millionaires as they turned their creation into an icon of the digital age. But the journey was often fraught. Reporting on Reddit for more than six years, conducting hundreds of interviews and gaining exclusive access to its founders, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin has written the definitive account of the birth and life of Reddit. Packed with revelatory details about its biggest triumphs and controversies, this inside look at Reddit includes fresh insights on the relationship between Huffman and Ohanian, staff turmoil, the tragic life of Aaron Swartz, and Reddit's struggle to become profitable. In a time when we are increasingly concerned about privacy and manipulation on social platforms, We Are the Nerds reveals Reddit's central role in the dissemination of culture and information in history's first fully digital century. Rigorously reported and highly entertaining, We Are the Nerds explores how this unique platform has changed the way we all communicate today. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK: 'Incisive, witty and brilliantly written' - Emily Chang, bestselling author of Brotopia 'A triumph - a business book that reads like a page-turning novel' - James Ledbetter, author of One Nation Under Gold 'The best, grittiest, most accurate book yet about what it's like to build a startup and a community from scratch' - John Zeratsky, bestselling author of Sprint and Make Time 'A gripping, entertaining book that is a must-read for every entrepreneur' - Daymond John, bestselling author of Rise and Grind 'Too many books on tech feel like they have been Googled together; Lagorio-Chafkin's is rich in original reportage' - TLS

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Want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. An inside-look on Reddit’s tumultuous, yet successful life as a company changed the way people communicate and think about the internet. Have you ever heard of the online platform Reddit? Many people haven’t, but surprisingly, it’s become the sixth most-viewed website in the United States. However, success didn’t come easy. In We Are The Nerds, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin discusses the birth and tumultuous life of Reddit. The book covers the creators, Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman, as they were given an idea and loan and created one of the most visited websites in today’s world. But when Reddit became an offensive space for hatred, violence, sex, and antisemitism, the stress of how to address the user’s freedom of speech became difficult to navigate. Now, with censorship rules and new profitable elements, Reddit has become a $1.8 billion company and has become the unofficial “front page” of the internet.

The Rapture of the Nerds

A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations

Author: Cory Doctorow,Charles Stross

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429944919

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twenty-first century. Earth has a population of roughly a billion hominids. For the most part, they are happy with their lot, living in a preserve at the bottom of a gravity well. Those who are unhappy have emigrated, joining one or another of the swarming densethinker clades that fog the inner solar system with a dust of molecular machinery so thick that it obscures the sun. The splintery metaconsciousness of the solar-system has largely sworn off its pre-post-human cousins dirtside, but its minds sometimes wander...and when that happens, it casually spams Earth's networks with plans for cataclysmically disruptive technologies that emulsify whole industries, cultures, and spiritual systems. A sane species would ignore these get-evolved-quick schemes, but there's always someone who'll take a bite from the forbidden apple. So until the overminds bore of stirring Earth's anthill, there's Tech Jury Service: random humans, selected arbitrarily, charged with assessing dozens of new inventions and ruling on whether to let them loose. Young Huw, a technophobic, misanthropic Welshman, has been selected for the latest jury, a task he does his best to perform despite an itchy technovirus, the apathy of the proletariat, and a couple of truly awful moments on bathroom floors. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

American Nerd

The Story of My People

Author: Benjamin Nugent

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743288017

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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"American Nerd" explores the concept of nerdiness and the history of the nerd subculture: how they developed and how they have manifested in media, literature, schools, the workplace, and in the general public.

The Nerdist Way

How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life)

Author: Chris Hardwick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101548053

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Nerd superstar Chris Hardwick offers his fellow "creative obsessives" crucial information needed to come out on top in the current Nerd uprising. As a lifelong member of "The Nerd Herd," as he calls it, Chris Hardwick has learned all there is to know about Nerds. Developing a system, blog, and podcasts, Hardwick shares hard-earned wisdom about turning seeming weakness into world-dominating strengths in the hilarious self-help book, The Nerdist Way. From keeping their heart rate below hummingbird levels to managing the avalanche of sadness that is their in-boxes; from becoming evil geniuses to attracting wealth by turning down work, Hardwick reveals the secrets that can help readers achieve their goals by tapping into their true nerdtastic selves. Here Nerds will learn how to: Become their own time cop Tell panic attacks to go suck it Use incremental fitness to ward off predators A Nerd's brain is a laser-it's time they learn to point and fire!

Welcome to the Nerd Farm!

A Doonesbury Book

Author: G. B. Trudeau

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740768507

Category: Humor

Page: 152

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In this collection, Alex starts her freshman year at MIT, Granny D reluctantly comes to live with Mike and Kim in Seattle, Mark and Chase's relationship falls apart, Uncle Duke becomes a lobbyist, and B.D. starts group therapy.

The Nerd's Guide to Pre-Rounding

A Medical Student's Manual to the Wards

Author: Richard A. Loftus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139449303

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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This 2006 book is a how-to guide for medical students moving from the classroom to the clinical/hospital setting; a particularly stressful transition in a student-physician's career. This handbook is made up of short, easily digestible passages that advise students on everything from reading an EKG or chest x-ray to tips on dealing with difficult residents and what to wear on wards. Passages are peppered with light-hearted anecdotes to bolster the spirits of students intimidated and overwhelmed by their responsibility as fledgling doctors. The handbook has been developed by Dr Richard Loftus, who wrote the first version of this guide after his 3rd year at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). It contains appendices of useful information, including a PDF file of full size forms that can be accessed from our website.

The Nerd and the Marine: Clean contemporary romance with heartwarming nerds.

Author: D.R. Grady

Publisher: D.R. Grady


Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 4090


What does a to-the-core, orphaned Marine have in common with an introverted electronics expert with too much family? A dog, of course. Lainy Morrison, self-proclaimed nerd, helps Captain Mitch Monahan by taking his dog while he’s deployed. Through e-mails, family DVDs, and pictures, the pair get to know one another. They soon fall in love, but can love sustain a relationship formed an ocean apart and overcome old fears? Set in contemporary Hershey and Kuwait the Nerd and the Marine encompasses humor, poignancy, and the relationship between two people oceans apart.

BFF: Best Friends Forever

Author: Supriya Parulekar

Publisher: One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9384226254

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

View: 2136


BFF: Best Friends Forever is a first person narrative by Tanishq Sehgal who talks about his life as a confused, restless teenager and the mischief-monger who diligently writes his destiny. In boarding, lonely Tanishq often converses with the mischief-monger, blaming him for the wrongs in his life. He has to prove himself and he does so by beating Mike, national level skate champion. Thus things change for Tanishq and the gorgeous Mira seeks him out. Tanishq’s buddy Varun is madly in love with Mira. Hence, Tanishq tries to maintain a considerable distance with Mira which eventually angers her. Tanishq is ignorant about his best friend Priyanka’s feelings for him back home. Priyanka goes away to London as he grapples with his parents’ crumbling marriage. 10 years later, when he comes across the love of his life, he is in much better position to understand his feelings for Priyanka.

The Nerd

A Play

Author: Larry Shue

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822208112

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 1990


THE STORY: Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vie