Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

We Are the Nerds

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

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Author Christine Lagorio-Chafkin's "We Are the Nerds" is an engrossing look deep inside this captivating, maddening enterprise Reddit, whose army of obsessed users have been credited with everything from solving cold case crimes to spurring tens of millions of dollars in charitable donations. It is a gripping start-up narrative of how Reddit's founders, Steve Huffman & Alexis Ohanian, rose from their suburban childhoods to become millionaires creating an icon of the digital age--before seeing the site engulfed in controversies and nearly losing control. Reddit has become a mirror of the Internet: with dingy corners, shiny memes, malicious trolls, and a heart-melting ability to connect people across cultures, oceans, and ideological divides.

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin is senior writer at and Inc. magazine. She covers entrepreneurship, New York City-based startups, and innovative companies. Her book about Reddit and Internet culture, We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit, the Internet’s Culture Laboratory, was published by Hachette Books on October, 2 2018

We Are The Nerds

A riveting look inside Reddit, the wildly popular, often misunderstood website, whose intensely-engaged users have changed the culture of the Internet

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