alexis ohanian

alexis ohanian

(behind the times) intro’d to Alexis when he and Glenn were in the munk debates (new to me as well) about surveillance..

one of Alexis comments (goldblum reference) –

being so enamored with what they could… that they didn’t think about what they should…


2014 on meet the press:

alexis on meet the press


2013 on colbert:

ohanian on colbert


ted 2009:

as long as we keep net neutrality in place


tedx 2012:

as long as we have net neutrality – all links are created equal…

making an idea that cannot be restrained


without their permission

book links to amazon

the internet is an open system: it works because you don’t need to ask anyone’s permission

imagine – spaces of permission for 7 billion people.. via something not yet tried..


Alexis Ohanian Sr.  (@alexisohanian) tweeted at 5:44 PM on Thu, Jan 17, 2019:
After helping lead the fight to defeat two bad bills in Congress (SOPA + PIPA) — and winning — @Forbes Magazine dubbed me Mayor of the Internet in this profile and I had just gotten a fantastic book deal.
What you don’t know is that 6 months earlier, I’…


Alexis Ohanian Sr.  (@alexisohanian) tweeted at 4:38 AM – 14 Aug 2019 :
Smart. We know this works  @reddit and more evidence we’ve hit #peaksocial and shifting away from follow-model to community/interest based groups (

he uses tag a bit.. showing better grouping of people

imagine if we went curiosity based (ie: listen to the the daily curiosity of 7b first thing each day) beyond #peaksocial

ie: 2 convers as infra

tech as it could be..



Original Tweet:

@alexisohanian: I co-founded @reddit 15 years ago to help people find community and a sense of belonging. It is long overdue to do the right thing. I’m doing this for me, for my family, and for my country.

@alexisohanian: I’m saying this as a father who needs to be able to answer his black daughter when she asks: “What did you do?”

@alexisohanian: I’ve resigned as a member of the reddit board, I have urged them to fill my seat with a black candidate, + I will use future gains on my Reddit stock to serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate, and I’m starting with a pledge of $1M to @Kaepernick7’s @yourrightscamp

@alexisohanian: I believe resignation can actually be an act of leadership from people in power right now. To everyone fighting to fix our broken nation: do not stop.

we need to listen & connect to undo our hierarchical listening ie: 2 convers as infra

perhaps we really can have tech w/o judgment ie: tech as it could be.. ie: you can’t hear


America’s school system is failing the vast majority of children. #COVID exacerbated the situation and highlighted the importance of tech in the future of education. Where do we go from here? First of what I hope will be many @joinClubhouse sessions in the @sevensevensix AGORA
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what we need @alexisohanian is a means to undo our hierarchical listening.. for all of us.. in the city.. as the day.. ie: cure ios city via tech as it could be

imagine if we just focused on listening to the itch-in-8b-souls.. first thing.. everyday.. and used that data to augment our interconnectedness.. we might just get to a more antifragile, healthy, thriving world.. the ecosystem we keep longing for..

what the world needs most is the energy of 8b alive people


More on the STRENGTH of weak ties in our latest @comXcap ~ you all listening, right? I promised myself (and you all) I’d start regularly creating content for all the folks asking my thoughts on this ever-changing industry + @michaelsidgmore brings the finance sauce.
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much more efficient weak networks

on infra for weak/deep ties

again: imagine if we used tech:

to listen to the itch-in-8b-souls.. first thing.. everyday.. and used that data to connect us locally..

to undo our hierarchical listening




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Alexis Ohanian (born April 24, 1983) is an American internet entrepreneuractivist and investor based in theBrooklyn borough of New York City, best known for co-founding the social news website reddit, helping launch travel search website Hipmunk, and starting social enterprise Breadpig.

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