Reddit tests breaking news live blogs despite previous Boston bombing errors

Reddit’s community has an impressive ability to piece together scattered bits of information during major breaking news events — though it’s efforts have at times gone more than awry. But now the site is hoping to streamline its community’s reporting ability as it begins to test a live blogging tool that will eventually allow users to start posting automatically updating streams of information, much like many news outlets use. The new post type, called a Liveupdate thread, is being publicly tested in two places: it’s currently being used to provide updates on TwitchPlaysPokemon, and several days ago it was used to provide updates on the conflict in Ukraine.

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