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  • Video/Audio
    2 years ago
    +19 19 0

    Rich Chigga - Dat $tick

    Currently going viral, this trap song is catchy (af) but the video is what makes it special.

  • Video/Audio
    3 years ago
    +30 30 0

    SBTRKT - NEW DORP. NEW YORK. ft. Ezra Koenig

    The Vampire Weekend frontman lends his charm to this funky track.

  • Text Post
    3 years ago
    +69 69 0

    2015.07.08 Daily Dose: Meet and Greet! Plus, Continued Growth and Guidelines

    The Daily Dose is a user-created discussion series where Snapzu members can check in with each other in a relaxed environment.
    We are experimenting with different formats and ideas, so feedback is very welcome!
    

    Continued Growth

    What a difference a week has made! Before the most recent incoming class, we were a small, tight-knit community of maybe 6,000 users. Indeed, most were inactive, so those of us who frequented the site were all recognizable to each other. It was noticeable when a new snap was posted, and everyone seemed to be on the same wavelength in regard to site policy. It was truly a comfortable existence, but it was also lacking something. Apparently, that something was all of you!

    Over the span of a few days, we have welcomed close to 5,000 new members. That's not even the most impressive statistic: there are perhaps 10,000 pending invites, meaning our community will have nearly quadrupled by the end of this massive wave. The site has been energized and, thanks to this growth spurt, we can look forward to great things.

    Guidelines

    There has been a lot of discussion on how to behave here at Snapzu. It's no secret that most of the new members have come from reddit, and so there is some expectation that this community will cater to the needs of redditors. What's been made clear is that Snapzu is not reddit, nor does it seek to become reddit. This is Snapzu — we have our own culture, our own rules, our own unique features and qualities. We would all do well to remember that, and adopt a new paradigm if necessary. Many of the new users have graciously pointed this out, so thank you.

    While it's important to respect what was, it'd be stupid to resist good or necessary change. This site will grow and shift along with its user base. What's vital is that, through this period and beyond, we decide to embody the community we want to be. By fostering a culture of positivity, we can fight the decline into oblivion that has turned other communities into cesspits. This is an opportunity to create something new — something better!

    How can you join the community effort? Here's some advice:

    • Check the FAQ, privacy policy, and terms of use if you haven't already.
    • Take part in discussions regarding site policy.
    • Ask questions! Snapzu veterans are all around, and they're glad to help. You can PM users by following them.
    • Read the rules! Whatever tribe you're posting in, remember to check the rules first. This is especially pertinent when you post to multiple tribes.
    • Don't downvote something if it's not breaking any rules. You may disagree, but someone is bound to disagree with you, and wouldn't you like your voice to be heard and respected? Spite people, if you must, by not upvoting them. Better yet, talk it out.
    • Encourage good behavior and call out or report bad behavior when you see it.
    • Leveling and reputation make Snapzu a lot more fun than reddit, but focus on making contributions to the community and you'll have an even better time. You'll find that we really appreciate the effort that goes into a quality post.
    • A Note on Sharing Photos
    • Existing Threads on Frequently Asked Questions

    Creating Tribes

    By now, many of you have experienced the excitement of starting or claiming a tribe. We know — it's loads of fun! It's also a huge responsibility, so make sure you're up for the task.

    Here are a few points for your consideration:

    • Any new user can create or claim a tribe. Before you do, it's a good idea to understand how Snapzu works. Spend some time exploring, contributing, and getting used to the community. Only then can you truly know how to best run your tribe in this context.
    • Look around. Are you creating a tribe that already exists? If so, is it worth creating redundancies and splitting up users who could be hanging out in one place? As much as you want to be chief, consider that being a moderator or even just an invaluable user may be better for everyone.
    • Is your tribe a copy of a subreddit? That's not necessarily a bad thing — there are good ideas that can thrive in this community. However, if the tribe is clearly emulating reddit culture, which doesn't even exist here, then it's only a shallow attempt at turning Snapzu into reddit. So, keep your motivations in check.
    • When choosing a name for your tribe, be thoughtful. Let's leave tribe names to their best, most common uses. Wouldn't it be a little awkward if someone created /t/chocolate to discuss the 2008 film and not the delicious treat that more people are familiar with? Or /t/windows in our walls and not on our computers? /t/eagles (bird) instead of /t/theeagles (band) or /t/philadelphiaeagles (team)? Help everyone out and be specific.
    • There's a FAQ and here are some tips.

    Meet and Greet

    This is something we did a little while back, but it makes sense to do it again with all the new members. It was originally a way to get to know the familiar faces we were seeing, but now it's a way to connect amidst all the unfamiliar faces! Share as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. You can use the following as a guideline (add or take away categories):

    • location: New York
    • interests/hobbies: philosophy, psychology, guitar, tennis
    • 5 music artists: Radiohead, Pixies, Crystal Castles, Pulp, Queen
    • 5 films: Oldboy, Gattaca, American Psycho, Fight Club, Spaghetti Westerns
    • 5 shows: Game of Thrones, Arrested Development, Archer, Firefly, Twin Peaks
    • 5 games: StarCraft, Diablo, Left 4 Dead, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, The Sims 3 (I like to build houses)
    • 5 books/authors: Haruki Murakami, Kurt Vonnegut, Ernest Hemingway, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Harry Potter!
    • favorite tribes: my own, /t/lounge, /t/books, /t/newyorkcity
    • a dream/goal of mine: to go into outer space
    • two truths and a lie: (1) I can run 100 meters in 10 seconds, (2) I read a book per week, (3) I don't know how to drive

    Note: At the moment, bulleted lists don't work in comments, so you're better off using a hard return to format.

    Call people out on their lies :) If you like, you can wait until several people have guessed before revealing the truth.

    Follow people who intrigue you or have the same interests. Maybe you can get together and create a tribe!

    Elsewhere on Snapzu

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  • Text Post
    3 years ago
    +8 8 0

    Daily Dose Archives

    The Daily Dose is a user-created discussion series. It was originally called Morning Coffee, but underwent a facelift to better accommodate all Snapzu users. These are the previous posts in the series:

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  • Video/Audio
    3 years ago
    +8 9 1

    Wimbledon 2015 R3: Air Monfils

    Gael Monfils hits a staggering shot in mid-flight against countryman Gilles Simon.

  • Text Post
    3 years ago
    +61 62 1

    2015.07.03 Daily Dose: Reddit Drama, New Members, and Your Weekend Plans

    The Daily Dose is a user-created discussion series where Snapzu members can check in with each other in a relaxed environment.
    We are experimenting with different formats and ideas, so feedback is very welcome!
    

    Happy Friday, Snapzites!

    I fear today's post will be drowned by all the introductions in the lounge, but there is much to talk about.

    Reddit Drama

    Once again, the reddit administration has revealed a startling incompetence. Their missteps become quite a bit more profound when you consider that they're not hobbyists but professionals who've been hired for the sole purpose of overseeing the community. It's a bit baffling. The site is comprised almost entirely of user-generated content and, furthermore, the users mostly moderate themselves. The only thing left for the administration to do is make sure the site is running smoothly — keep the servers going, uphold the law, respond to feedback, and plan for growth. It's not easy, but it's sure as hell straightforward. Instead, they've managed to create problems where there were none, while failing to perform their most basic duties. It makes users feel like they're not respected and, as a result, we're in the midst of another reddit exodus.

    Which leads us to...

    New Members

    There are so many of you. Welcome to Snapzu!

    What you will come to realize is that Snapzu is not reddit. It also doesn't seek to become reddit. Snapzu is a community that takes care of itself, where each member has not only a username but a face and a voice. We're kind to each other, and we're excited to be here. We believe that it's our responsibility to embody the type of community we want, and we hope you'll join us in doing so.

    Some advice:

    • Make sure to check the FAQ, privacy policy, and terms of use if you haven't already.
    • The site can be a bit confusing at first. Don't be afraid to ask questions, as pretty much everyone will be glad to assist you. You can PM users by following them first.
    • Creating or claiming a tribe is lots of fun! It's also lots of hard work, so make sure you're up to the task. There's a FAQ and here are some tips!
    • The downvote is not for disagreeing. You can spite differing opinions by not upvoting them. Better yet, talk it out.
    • Leveling and reputation make Snapzu a lot more fun than reddit, but focus on making contributions to the community and you'll have an even better time. You'll find that we really appreciate the effort that goes into a quality post.

    Your Weekend Plans

    Rejoice! It's here again. What are you all doing this weekend?

    Elsewhere on Snapzu

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  • Video/Audio
    3 years ago
    +12 12 0

    Wimbledon 2015 R2: Federer Hits Tweener-Lob in Win over Querrey

    With the ball coming at him somewhat awkwardly, Federer — clearly enjoying himself — takes some adjustment steps and does things the flashy way. A 6-4 6-2 6-2 win over American (world no. 36) Sam Querrey.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    +11 11 0

    Wimbledon 2015 R2: [Q] Dustin Brown d. [10] Rafael Nadal 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-4

    German qualifier and world no.102 Dustin Brown beats two-time champion Rafael Nadal in four sets to move into the third round of the men's singles. Brown now holds a 2-0 record against the Spaniard, having beaten him in Halle last year. Nadal ha ...

  • Text Post
    3 years ago
    +30 30 0

    2015.07.01 Daily Dose: Book Club Begins, and Your Internet Origin Story

    The Daily Dose is a user-created discussion series where Snapzu members can check in with each other in a relaxed environment.
    We are experimenting with different formats and ideas, so feedback is very welcome!
    

    Hello, Snapzites! Welcome to the month of July. So much has happened here over a short span of time, and I'm excited to see what this month will bring.

    First, a big round of applause to /u/gladsdotter and her new Tuesday column. She's a pro. If anyone has a similar idea for the Daily Dose, we'd love to hear it. Remember, this series is a community project — by the users, for the users.

    Elsewhere on Snapzu

    Cuba first to ​eliminate mother-to-baby HIV transmission

    With court approval, NSA resumes bulk collection of phone data

    Fast-food workers likely will get a raise to $15 an hour, wage board says

    Anyone interested in playing "Diplomacy" together?

    Book Club Begins

    The votes have been tallied and this month's books have been decided!

    Our fiction book is Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson, and our nonfiction book is The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, by Walter Isaacson.

    We will open two discussion threads on July 25th, so there's plenty of time until then to read one or possibly both of the options.

    Your Internet Origin Story

    Today, let's regale each other with stories of our first times — online, that is. Do you remember the first website you visited? What were your impressions, expectations? Where did you spend your time as you grew accustomed to what is now an integral part of our lives?

    Bonus: Your Snapzu Origin Story

    Particularly for the veterans who weren't part of the recent incoming waves, how did you come to join Snapzu?

    /t/newtribes remains the place to announce and discover new communities.

    As always, feel free to share what you're up to today.

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  • Expression
    3 years ago
    +12 12 0

    Boys Noize - Strictly Raw Vol.1 (2015)

    From Boys Noize: The idea of the Strictly Raw Vol 1. release is to take 1 drumachine + 1 or 2 synths and make a track with it. As a DJ you always look out for these timeless house or techno music and here are 9 tracks that go from breaks to techno t ...

  • Text Post
    3 years ago
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    2015.06.29 Daily Dose: Growth Report and Check-In

    The Daily Dose is a user-created discussion series where Snapzu members can check in with each other in a relaxed environment.
    We are experimenting with different formats and ideas, so feedback is very welcome!
    

    Hello, Snapzites!

    How is everyone doing? Today's post is a bit sparse, as I'm still recovering from the weekend, but it's good to be back!

    Growth Report

    Over the past week our members have posted 1246 snaps and held 2670 discussions. Those are huge numbers! We also welcomed 386 new users, which is more than last week and shows that we're continuing our steady growth. Keep your eyes open for potential incomers and have your invites ready. Remember, it can be a lot easier to bring members into tribes they're interested in, so development of our little communities is very important.

    Check-In

    Feel free to stop in and have a chat. The site slowed down a bit over the weekend but we've set off again.

    Wimbledon has started! Tennis fans, join me over at /t/tennis to talk about the big matches and your favorite players.

    Whats your favorite unsolved mystery? What is the absolute worst movie you have ever seen? Answer these questions and more over at /t/asksnapzu!

    Remember, Book Club voting is open for July's nonfiction and fiction selections. Tomorrow will be the last day of voting, so mark your choice if you haven't already.

    For those who haven't, check out new tribes or share your own over at /t/newtribes.

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  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    +19 19 0 x 1

    Wimbledon 2015 Preview: Federer, Big Four Looking To Reach New Heights At Wimbledon

    ATP World Tour’s statistical guru Greg Sharko previews Wimbledon by taking a look at Federer's statistical dominance. Part 1 of 3.

  • Text Post
    3 years ago
    +36 36 0

    2015.06.26 Daily Dose: News Roundup, Your Area of Expertise, and the Weekend

    The Daily Dose is a user-created discussion series where Snapzu members can check in with each other in a relaxed environment.
    We are experimenting with different formats and ideas, so feedback is very welcome!
    

    Hello, Snapzites!

    As you can see, we're trying out a new name for this discussion series. Our community has members all over the world, many of whom don't even like coffee, so hopefully the Daily Dose is more accommodating. You can bring your poison of choice: coffee, tea, water, poison, and so on!

    Once again, please excuse the timing of this post. I considered not posting once it became afternoon here, but I might as well for the sake of consistency.

    News Roundup

    Yesterday, we had a great discussion on reposts and how we should deal with them. There's still more discussion to be had, so chip in if you've got something to say.

    The Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

    Have you been experiencing problems with your Wi-Fi? I know I have, but I had no idea there would be such a badass, Sci-Fi reason for it.

    How do you stay motivated without deadlines? What's your favorite alcoholic beverage? Answer these questions and more over at /t/asksnapzu.

    Your Area of Expertise

    We have a community full of smart, capable people (for the most part). Let's share our talents and skillsets. What are you knowledgeable about? What are you really good at?

    The Weekend

    It's Friday. Friday! Gotta get down on Friday. What are your plans for the weekend?

    A reminder that Book Club voting is open for July's nonfiction and fiction selections. Voting will be open through the last day of this month, after which the reading begins.

    For those who haven't, check out new tribes or share your own over at /t/newtribes.

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  • Text Post
    3 years ago
    +44 44 0

    2015.06.25 Morning Coffee: Feedback, Trouble, and Dealing With Assholes

    Morning Coffee is a user-created discussion series where Snapzu members can check in with each other in a relaxed environment.
    We are experimenting with different formats and ideas, so feedback is very welcome!
    

    Hello, Snapzites!

    Apologies for the very late post. It's been a tough morning.

    The goal with Morning Coffee has been to give members some talking points every day. As a result, we've had some great discussion on the direction of Snapzu, and it's been a pleasure getting to know this small community. However, this is a user-created series and user feedback is vital. So, tell us what you think about these Morning Coffee posts. Are they useful? Are they unnecessary? What kind of content would you like to see in them? How would you improve them?

    Yesterday, there was an incident with an angry user. He felt he had been wrongly censored (he was not), and predicted the downfall of Snapzu due to stifled freedom of speech. This sentiment alone would have been acceptable, but what followed was a verbal rampage in which he insulted other users and threatened (against the rules) our beloved /u/drunkenninja. Ultimately, as per the site rules, he was removed and his posts deleted.

    There's no doubt we will see many more like him — users who always find something to complain about, and in the most abrasive manner. They will be absolutely rigid in their beliefs, and oftentimes their intent will not be to solve problems but to cause trouble. Sometimes they will have valid complaints worth discussing, which is fine, but it won't change the fact that certain behavior is not welcome here.

    On a larger, more anonymous platform such as reddit, the user may have had considerable support from others. That we Snapzites handled it so well was revealing of a mature community mindset, but it also revealed how easily we can be disrupted by a toxic member. Yesterday was easy because he was one and we are many, but what will happen as the gap lessens? What if members are not breaking any rules but trying their best to be assholes? Would it be so easy to deal with not only disagreement (which is fine and even necessary) but widespread negativity and rudeness? It's an unavoidable part of real life, but is it something we need to come to terms with in this online community?

    While we're on the topic, how do you handle assholes in your daily lives?

    A reminder that Book Club voting is open for July's nonfiction and fiction selections. Voting will be open through the last day of this month, after which the reading begins.

    For those who haven't, check out new tribes or share your own over at /t/newtribes.

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  • Text Post
    3 years ago
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    2015.06.24 Morning Coffee: New Members and Your Favorite Non-Existent Tribes

    Morning Coffee is a user-created discussion series where Snapzu members can check in with each other in a relaxed environment.
    We are experimenting with different formats and ideas, so feedback is very welcome!
    

    How is everyone doing today? Anything interesting (or boring) to share?

    We're continuing to welcome new members every day, particularly from reddit. Our welcoming committee has really stepped up its game, and incomers seem to be adjusting well — new faces are showing up all over Snapzu. Let's continue to keep an eye out for people and communities who would enjoy the Snapzu experience. Here's a tip: instead of inviting users to the main site, try inviting them to a particular tribe. Snapzu is all-encompassing, whereas tribes are focused on a single topic, and users are much more likely to join something they're passionate about.

    Of course, this means we need to be developing our tribes to be vibrant communities. This leads me to today's question: What is your favorite non-existent tribe? What community do you really see yourself in, if only it existed?

    A reminder that Book Club voting is open for July's nonfiction and fiction selections. Voting will be open through the last day of this month, after which the reading begins.

    For those who haven't, check out new tribes or share your own over at /t/newtribes.

    Are any of our new members PC gamers? There's a Steam group to play with other Snapzites!

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  • Video/Audio
    3 years ago
    +16 16 0

    Fox & Friends Host Pete Hegseth Hits Man with Axe

    Just another Fox News segment.

  • Interactive
    3 years ago
    Interactive
    +22 22 0

    July Book Club Selection, Fiction

    Below are the options for July's book reading. Please vote for your preferred book — voting will remain open through the end of this month.

  • Text Post
    3 years ago
    +41 41 0

    2015.06.23 Morning Coffee: Community Values, Book Voting, and Your Snapzu Pitch

    Morning Coffee is a user-created discussion series where Snapzu members can check in with each other in a relaxed environment.
    We are experimenting with different formats and ideas, so feedback is very welcome!
    

    Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening!

    It's truly an exciting time to be a Snapzite. The front page is consistently bustling with activity, more and more of our favorite topics are getting their own tribes, and new users continue to trickle in every day. Despite being several years old, we're a young community, and the growth we're currently experiencing will shape our very future. It's been slow and steady so far, and that seems to be ideal — new users are forced to acclimate to our culture, which we can maintain in the relative calm. What constitutes our culture is determined by us users, which leads me to the first question: what are the community values you want to uphold? For instance, we're all oh-so-nice to each other, almost without exception. Is this civility important enough to defend as the site expands, or should anything go as long as no rules are broken?

    The Book Club over at /t/books is now accepting votes for July's nonfiction and fiction selections. Voting will be open through the last day of this month, so go pick the book you'd most like to read/discuss.

    Finally, with the influx of users arriving from reddit, there have been a lot of comparisons made between our communities. Some wonder what Snapzu can do for them that reddit or other alternatives can't. Truth be told, we're only in need of users that want to be here. Still, how would you pitch Snapzu to potential incomers, or even those not looking to move?

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  • Text Post
    3 years ago
    +46 46 0

    2015.06.22 Morning Coffee: Numbers, Book Club, and Your Daily Routine

    Morning Coffee is a user-created discussion series where Snapzu members can check in with each other in a relaxed environment.
    We are experimenting with different formats and ideas, so feedback is very welcome!
    

    Welcome back, Snapzites! Monday is here again — it truly is relentless.

    Yesterday's Weekly Digest revealed some big digits. Snazpu users posted 1098 snaps and held 2165 discussions! We welcomed 309 new members over the last week, which is both impressive and indicative of a subsiding storm at a certain part of the web (the preceding week we had twice as many incomers). We've reaped the benefits of the exodus, and we're fortunate that it has brought some wonderful people into our community. Now, though, our main source of growth will once again be the invites we share with other communities and users.

    A big reminder to all book-lovers to check out the Monthly Book Reading topic and submit your nonfiction and fiction recommendations (particularly the latter)! The submission deadline has been extended by one day, so head over there and take part.

    Yesterday was Father's Day. It's joyous for some and difficult for others, but it's a meaningful day nonetheless. If you'd like, share with us how you spent your Father's Day, or say a little something about the father figure in your life.

    Finally, what does your daily routine look like? Share a little about your work, or the subject you study, the things you love and hate to do!

    P.S. I realize this edition of Morning Coffee is quite late, but we're an international community and it's morning somewhere!

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  • Expression
    3 years ago
    +11 11 0

    Team Federer: How the tennis ace became the world's pre-eminent athlete

    Roger Federer has continually raised the bar with his record-breaking tennis, longevity, and flawless endorsement portfolio. At 33, he holds the number 2 ranking and is still the 5th highest-paid athlete in the world. His massive international fanbas ...