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Over the last six months or so, I’ve got deeper and deeper into the world of Reddit. While this may not seem the most revelatory thing to say, or indeed, undertake, I’ve been completely fascinated with it’s community powers such diverse and seemingly random subject matters into one cohesive brain and identity. While Reddit is well known for it’s adoption of memes (try r/adviceanimals for more of that). It’s also increasingly focussing it’s eye on the business of news, and how news is consumed and disseminated. It’s also started to make it’s own news with the extraordinary coup of getting President Obama to undertake a AMA session on the site.

So it’s good to see people doing cool things with the Reddit API. Such as this example (via Big Spaceship) of developer Benji Lanyado using the API to skim for the best news content coming out of Reddit at this moment. It’s a cool thing to do, dead simple, and shows how much great stuff is out there in such a vast, and somewhat daunting site.

Check out Redditedit.com 

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I’ve now seen the Dark Knight Rises twice. While there are no doubt plot holes (as has been pointed out especially well in these Reddit posts including SPOILERS), there visual achievement of the films (especially in IMAX), is unboubted. One of the most underrated elements of the Nolan Batman films, and of course Inception is the sound and music. Hans Zimmer in particular, has created a visceral soundscape that is fast becoming a genre all of it’s own. If indeed you have never heard the Inception soundtrack, then I urge you to watch and listen to it performed live with Johnny Marr on guitar (It’s epic. The music starts around 7.30). This film delves into the thinking and processes for Zimmer and the sound team at large. I love how Zimmer blends analogue and digital elements to create something truly sonically unique.  Well worth a watch.

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