Reddit’s move toward respectability means leaving behind some of what made it great

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The “front page of the internet”, Reddit, itself has a new front page: Upvoted. This standalone news site offers content drawn from Reddit posts – a “Redditorial” process – rather than the free-for-all that gave Reddit its reputation as “the dark, unruly id of the internet.” Upvoted looks slicker and cleaner than the basic, text-heavy Reddit, and re-purposes the same content with more pastiche. The offer is a more agreeable and, to critics and supporters alike, more marketable alternative to the original site. But despite its name it doesn’t include Reddit’s upvoting feature, the interactivity that Reddit was founded on.…

 
 

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