We Are the Nerds.
The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit. In short, the Internet’s Culture Laboratory
An easy read. As well as, being fun, entertaining and insightful. Even though, Reddit is a website that most people haven’t heard of. Notably, it is one of the most visited online.
A highlight for me was understanding the significant role played by Benjamin Graham. Chiefly, famous for coining the concept of launching with a “minimum viable product”. Accordingly, he inspired, mentored and funded a generation of young, smart, ambitious tech entrepreneurs.
The narrative follows the lives of the Reddit founders. Including, sharing their aspirations and personal challenges. With this in mind, it is an intimate and engaging read.
Named a Best Book of 2018 by Fast Company. Consequently, it is sharply written and provides an insightful look inside Reddit. Significantly, the wildly popular often misunderstood website that has changed the culture of the Internet.
Reddit hails itself as “the front page of the Internet.” It’s the third most-visited website in the United States. However, millions of Americans have no idea what it is.
We Are the Nerds. In essence, an engrossing look deep inside this captivating, maddening enterprise. Uniquely, whose army of obsessed users have been credited with everything from solving cold case crimes and to seeding alt-right fury and landing Donald Trump in the White House.
We Are the Nerds is a gripping start-up narrative. Accordingly, the story of how Reddit’s founders, Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian. Successfully, rose up from their suburban childhoods to become millionaires. Consequently, they created an icon of the digital age. Before, seeing the site engulfed in controversies and nearly losing control of it for good.