“ And so you can have a long history on Reddit, chatting about girls butts, or actually posting secretly-taken pictures of women on a board called “creepshots” for the purpose of hubba-hubbaing about them on the Internet, and hanging around on /jailbait and /incest and all kinds of fun stuff. And then when people complain about those pictures, or take action around it, or decide that creepy dudes who take pictures of women in public and post them on the Internet to get all hubba-hubba should have a little limelight themselves, the only defense is… “but all the public information about me available on the Internet is actually private!” Or as one subredditor—their PARAKEET ENTHUSIAST BOARD person—put it: “Please don’t take reddit outside of reddit.”
Choire Sicha perfectly captures why Reddit banning Gawker is completely asinine and reminds everyone on Tumblr, Twitter, Reddit and LiveJournal that they are – in fact – on the internet.
(Via The Awl)
Source: The Awl