On my father's side, I'm descended from immigrants, one of whom was a Syrian refugee from the Armenian genocide, and my mother was an immigrant from Germany whose visa had expired and, for a year and change, was undocumented here in the U.S.
It's a fight to get anyone other than your mom to care about your startup.
Word of mouth now has a unprecedented influence because it spreads so far and so fast.
I do genuinely believe that, when given and presented with all the information and all the actual facts, the vast majority of people will make the right choice.
What makes Reddit special is that people feel free to express themselves. Where we want to draw the line is where that feeling of being able to express oneself freely starts to infringe on someone feeling like they can express themselves.
Reddit is a network where someone with a million karma points has an equal shot as someone with 10 karma points to hit the #1 post or comment.