A picture of a sign outside an Anglican church in Niagara Falls that sends a message of inclusivity when it comes to homosexuality has gone viral.
The billboard outside St. John’s Anglican Church reads: “Jesus had two dads and he turned out just fine!”
An image of the sign caught worldwide attention this week after it was posted on the social-media website Reddit.
The post gained hundreds of thousands of views. It received more than 15,900 positive votes and more than 14,300 negative votes.
Many get elated if they get Likes. especially if some one does it in Facebook.
I fail to understand the elation when some one likes your Spouse’s Photo!
If your writing is voted up, your joy knows no bounds,
If it is featured in the Front Page , Home Page ot the dash Board, well, ecstasy.
I still remain a Simpleton and distribute and forget about except for replying comments.
In fact I have been using Facebook, a micro-blogging site, but use it to provide Links to my posts, I do not even post it to Page, though my son insists that Facebook community is stronger and drives visitors in.
But I consider Facebook as basically non serious and frivolous,there are exceptions.
In a curious case Redditors have brought a Meme Company Down by sleuthing.
( I do share in Reddit and promptly forget it, do not even know whether it is voted up or buried.
Curiously I receive traffic from Reddit, to ana extent that in 2102 Reddit drove the maximum traffic to my site.
Now about the present story.
It has the ingredients of Greed,manipulations, Bribery,wrong promises and Sleuthing by the vigilant.
In June 2011, the biggest meme-generating forum on the Internet held elections. The community’s moderators had become overwhelmed with its runaway popularity. Reddit’s r/AdviceAnimals needed help.
They got it in the form of redditor gtw08, the eventual winner.
Looking back, all the moderators remember thinking about gtw08 was that he was quiet. They’d barely ever communicated with him, and they certainly didn’t know his real name. His history on Reddit amounted to little more than link submissions to a relatively new site calledQuickmeme, where users type bold-faced captions on popular memes like Scumbag Steve and Success Kid…
These are known as image macros. They’re the bread and butter of r/AdviceAnimals, a community that would soon grow to more than 2.5 million users and dominate a certain part of Web culture, proliferating memes that bled into mainstream culture, from Ridiculously Photogenic Guy to Grumpy Cat.
And all along, gtw08 sat on the moderator rolls, holding immense power over which links survived and died in the subreddit.
This is the story how three redditors eventually brought him down, along with the biggest image macro site in the world…
Launched in July 2010, their meme-making site was soon seeing massive traffic. It simplified what had traditionally been a laborious process for one of the Internet’s favorite pastimes: putting funny captions on popular images. By the summer of 2012, Quickmeme was seeing 70 million unique visitors and a half-billion pageviews,according to Wayne Miltz…
Quickmeme was now netting the brothers around $1.6 million a month, according to independent analytics site Worth Of Web. The traffic came largely thanks to referral traffic from Reddit’s homepage—the self proclaimed “front page” of the Internet, which collects more than 71 million monthly visitors. Quickmeme was a fundamental part of the Reddit ecosystem.
You could even call the Miltzes Reddit-made millionaires…
In April 2012, a new competitor emerged in the meme-making landscape. Livememe looked like an outright Quickmeme clone, except for two crucial differences: It supported GIF animations and special effects…
The trail went cold.
Aware that other AdviceAnimals moderators were watching him closely, gtw08 began covering his tracks. He’d remove an unpopular Quickmeme post here and there, some Imgur posts, and then a popular Livememe link.
But at the same time, gtw08 was also hashing out conspiracy theories about Livememe to the other mods. The site was using bots to get its posts voted up to the frontpage, gtw08 claimed. And in a bid to get Livememe banned, he compiled data of this alleged botting scheme. The moderators didn’t see enough evidence, however, and voted against the ban.
A bad break-up can be tough enough, but what if it was captured by Google Street View cameras and immortalized on the web?
That’s the dilemma of one woman, who – after being dumped by her boyfriend several years ago – can be seen beside her car with a pile of her belongings, according to several internet postings.
The image was posted on Reddit and the photo-sharing site Imgur with the caption: ‘Google Streetview captures the glorious moment when my buddy kicks his now ex-gf out of his house.’
In it, the downtrodden female clutches a Victoria’s Secret bag as she stands next to curbside bags and boxes. Among the items is a beach chair and what appears to be a giant stuffed dog.
The identity of the woman is not known, but the photo was snapped somewhere in Southern California, according to the poster, who declined to provide additional details to ‘protect the identities and privacy of my friend and his ex.’
This kid note submitted to Reddit by user and self-proclaimed Yosemite National Park Rangerbestmattever, shows the dismay of a young child named Evie, who wrote the letter with two sticks attached because the child knew they were “not supposed to take things from the park.”
The humanity! To the Yosemite National Park gulag with Evie! Those are irreplaceable one-of-a-kind twigs.
But Park Ranger Bestmattever is endeavoring to live up to his Reddit username, and there will be no gulag for little Evie.
“I sent her a nice letter and an extra Junior Ranger badge. I told her how impressed we all were, and how we hung up her letter in our office so we could show others how great our Junior Rangers like Evie are,” he said in a comment on the thread.( Huffington Post).