March 26, 2013

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Calls Out 'Fellow Geeks' for Ostracizing, Sexist Behavior


Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has taken to his blog to call out "fellow geeks" — from tech industry employees to Reddit denizens — for the crude responses, death threats, and DDOS attacks that occurred after Adria Richards tweeted a picture of several men who made childish, sexual jokes behind her while at a programming convention. "It could have been an opportunity for a lot of important progress," Ohanian told The Verge. "I was so upset by the discourse."

Ohanian evangelizes the value of free speech on the internet, but notes that it's something that must be used responsibly. “All technology comes down to how we use it," the Reddit co-founder said. He felt that the Richards situation was poorly handled by those involved, but...

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