Reddit bought by Condé Nast

Condé Nast Publications acquires Reddit for a reported $20 million. All four Reddit employees relocate from Boston to Wired’s San Francisco office and become part of Wired Digital, which the company bought three months previously. Conde Naste: Our goal will be to build Reddit as an independent company by collaborating with Wired through the integration […]

Gets Key to Gainesville, Florida


Gainesville’s mayor, Pegeen Hanrahan, presents Petty and each of his band members with a key to the city and proclaims the day as “Tom Petty& the Heartbreakers Day”.             It’s a lot nicer than the one we got in Chicago.      

About A Son documentary

Kurt Cobain: About A Son, directed by AJ Schnack, features audio of interviews between Cobain and journalist Micheal Azerrad set over ambient cinematography of places Cobain called home.

‘Who Writes Wikipedia’

Swartz writes an article examining the contributions to Wikipedia articles written during his candidacy for the Wikimedia Foundation board election in 2006. In the article Swartz disproves JimmyWales notion that the encyclopedia was created by 500-1000 core writers, and shows it was mainly created by occasional writers, many of whom did not register. He says this […]

Launch Crisscross Social Network

Crisscross Screen capture

Crisscross Social Network is launched. The site uses a sophisticated drill-down search to connect people with the multiple, diverse interests. The system grows to over 30,000 users, mainly in Japan. It was not until 2012 that sites like Facebook offered similar “graph search” functions. In 2012 the site was being prepared for relaunch in the […]

Launches Maltese Falcon

Perkins launches The Maltese Falcon, an 88m (289 ft) Dynarig sailing yacht which, at this time, is the world’s largest. The yacht has three carbon fiber masts that rotate to give high-speed performance. The sails unfurl from the mast. Under power the yacht’s  two 1,800 horsepower (1,300 kW) engines give the boat a top speed of 20 knots (23 mph). The yacht […]

Paula Broadwell meets Petraeus

Broadwell first met Petraeus when she was a soldier-turned-graduate student at Harvard University. The U.S. Army general gave her his card and offered to help her with her studies. Broadwell soon began trading emails with the general, and four years later she was in Afghanistan turning a dissertation about his leadership into a book. Interviews […]

Swartz merges Infogami with Reddit

Aaron Swartz merges Infogami with Reddit where he joins Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian. The four Reddit staff work out of a small 3-bedroom apartment in Somerville, Massachusetts.

First ad deal

Mashable sells its first ad: CASHMORE: We did our first ad deal. It was only a few thousand per month, but it kind of legitimized blogging as a business. Selling a first ad legitimized that this may go somewhere — this may actually work.