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If your company just got bought for several million dollars by one of the biggest publishing companies in the U.S., and you moved from your cramped bedroom office or whatever to the luxurious San Francisco offices of the legendary Wired magazine, what would you do? If you're Aaron Swartz -- whose social-bookmarking site Reddit just…

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More acquisition news: Reddit, the Digg-style social bookmarking or social-news site, has been acquired by Conde Nast, the magazine publisher behind Wired, The New Yorker, Vogue, GQ and a bunch of other magazines. The announcement from the Reddit team -- which includes just four people -- is here. No word so far on whether the…

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The Netscape-Digg story is the gift that just keeps on giving. First there was the offer from Jason Calacanis, formerly of Weblogs Inc., to pay the top submitters on Digg, Newsvine and Reddit if they started submitting stories to the new Digg-style Netscape site. That led to a mild flame-war between Jason and Digg founder…

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You would think that someone like me -- being a journalist and all -- would have a pretty good idea what journalism is and what it isn't. But I have to confess that something like the new Netscape beta created by Jason Calacanis and his team, which launched this morning and promptly caused an implosion…

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For whatever reason, there seems to be a segment of the blogosphere that sees "social bookmarking" sites like Digg.com and Reddit.com as the Internet's equivalent of the trailer park - or maybe the local video-game parlour, if they still have those (Galaga rules!). In other words, it's full of people who look like Bubbles from…

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