April 23, 2013 As Internet users injected themselves into the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings, false rumors began to spread about possible suspects in the attack. One of those falsely accused in social media was a 22-year-old Brown University student who has been missing. The general manager of Reddit has now apologized to the student's family.
January 12, 2013 He was 14 when he co-authored RSS and later helped found the company that would became the social media website Reddit. Internet activist Aaron Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment, authorities say. He was 26.
July 20, 2012 Shortly after the Colorado shootings, a Denver 18-year-old named Morgan Jones started a thread on the social media site Reddit. It built through the night into a minute-by-minute chronicle of tragedy.