On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Microsoft Surface Event 2018 – new products from Microsoft, a Facebook breach exposes 50M users, Amazon hopes to raise minimum wage, bold California tech laws, endless possibilities … and much, much more.
This week, Google Glass gets its first real review; will it alter the social contract? Turn any iPhone into a spycam, Groupon‘s CEO is fired, HP sells WebOS to LG, An Australian hacker knows the secrets of the next XBOX & Playstation, Is Reddit being gamed by marketers?, How NetFlix is using Big Data to turn us into their puppets, and How “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” ruled the Internet.
Within the course of seven months, Reddit user Scopolamina went from relative newbie to 2012’s top ranked user on the social news site, amassing an unheard of 1.87 million karma points, the Reddit currency that marks the success and popularity of a particular user. During that span of time, he also submitted well over 37,000 posts, moderated about 300 subreddits (most NSFW), and has personally been responsible for removing countless incidents of spam on the site.
Then, in mid-January, as seems to happen with increasing frequency to top Reddit users, he was unceremoniously banned from the site, following allegations of selling his influence to spammers. Joining us to talk about that incident, his experience as Reddit’s top user, and his insider secrets to becoming a top user, is Reddit user Scopolamina…