Reddit Launches Redditmade, A New Crowdfunding Platform With a Focus on Privacy and Community


reddit has launched a new crowdfunding platform called redditmade that focuses on privacy and building community around subreddits. The platform works by allowing reddit users to create a range of products like T-shirts, pins, and stickers through reddit and set a financial goal for the campaign. Other users can back the project by purchasing those items, but no money changes hands and no products are physically created until that goal is reached.

Where redditmade differs from other crowdfunding options is that reddit handles everything on their end including payment processing, item production, and shipping. This allows them to manage campaigns without giving any user information to the campaign creators. Any reddit user can create a campaign, but moderators of official subreddits will have additional perks like having their campaigns featured on redditmade and the potential for free advertising on their subreddits.

redditmade is now live and in an open beta.

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Sneaky Squirrel Uses a Stolen Jack-o’-Lantern as a Makeshift Halloween Mask

Pumpkin Mask - Max Ellis

British photographer Max Ellis captured these wonderful images of a sneaky squirrel attempting to spirit away a jack-o’-lantern from his backyard. In doing so, the furry rodent amusingly holds the pumpkin in such a way that it appears that he’s using the gourd as a make-shift Halloween mask.

Squirrel Puts on Pumpkin Mask

Squirrel and Pumpkin

Squirrel Steals Pumpkin to Use as Mask

photos by Max Ellis

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Ellen DeGeneres Dresses Children in Creative Last-Minute Halloween Costumes on ‘Ellen’

On a recent episode of her talk show Ellen, host Ellen DeGeneres dressed a group of kids up in creative last-minute Halloween costumes like Matthew McConaughey and the bull from his recent Lincoln commercial, a unique take on Frozen, and even Pharrell and his giant hat.

‘The History of Horror’, A Crash Course in Horror Films From the 1890s to Today

“The History of Horror” is a 30-minute crash course by Filmmaker IQ that tracks the history of horror films from the gothic-inspired shorts of the late 19th century through more contemporary fare like Paranormal Activity and World War Z.

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‘Ambition’, A Sci-fi Short Film Made to Promote the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission

“Ambition” is a short science-fiction film directed by Polish artist Tomasz Baginski to promote the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission. The short, which stars Game of Thrones actor Aidan Gillen, combines fantasy elements with renders of the space mission to tell the story of the Rosetta quest.

Just as Gillen’s enigmatic Master encourages Franciosi’s Apprentice to seek out the key to life amidst a rugged alien landscape, ESA has been on a decade-long ambitious journey of its own, to unlock the mysteries of a comet and the origins of our Solar System with its Rosetta spacecraft, hundreds of millions of kilometres from Earth.

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Thrash Metal Band GWAR Covers ‘West End Girls’ by Pet Shop Boys

Virginia (by way of Antarctica) thrash metal band GWAR returned to the A.V. Club offices (previously) to put its own unique spin on the 1984 Pet Shop Boys single, “West End Girls.”

I just noticed that the whole place was empty when we got here, and the guys who have to work might resent us. GWAR does not want to be resented. GWAR just wants you to die.

A Quick Guide on How to Make a Hit Halloween Pop Song by Brett Domino Featuring His Song ‘Unfinished Business’

Musician Brett Domino (previously) gives a quick guide on how to make a hit Halloween pop song in his latest video. Domino also features his new spooky pop song “Unfinished Business“, which is available to purchase online from Bandcamp.