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[–] anatomygeek 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Probable and plausible. Making 'the front page of the internet' a mellow buzzfeed duplicate, a solid cash cow.

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[–] BigDrunkBoat [S] 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Precisely, I'm not quite sure what to call it yet. I suppose "The Miley Cyrus Effect" works. Basically the notion that once you are that famous it becomes almost impossible to lose your reputation. Once reddit effectively became 'the front page of the internet' it simultaneously became an unstoppable juggernaut.

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[–] chronos 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Drunk or not, that is some quality thinking and writing. I think you are pretty close (if not right on) to what is going on.

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[–] darkrxn 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

A lot have people have forgotten how to use the Internet. New users will never have known. It is like this weird middle generation of programmers, where no lay person could code in the 80's, some ppl learned for their graphing calculators or MySpace page, and now the teenagers don't need to because their iTunes app store is already overwhelming so fewer lay people will learn coding. Maybe not a great analogy but before social media aggregate sites like 9gag, Tumblr, Reddit, etc, people used to know how to use the internet.

Now it's just youtube, google, wikipedia, and voat

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[–] anatomygeek 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Especially since there will be a whole lot of power players/ business interests who will keep the reporters on the down low. They will have a perfect herd of sheeple.

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[–] MaxTrollbot 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I have seen a lot of "Buzzfeed-ification" going on over there, now that I think about it.

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[–] middle_path 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

10 reasons to hate Ellen Pao, I was shocked at #3!