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Reputation on the line for Reddit’s tardy live streaming tests

Antisocial network Reddit is embarking on its first live streaming endeavor, in doing so threatening the established streamers Twitch and YouTube as well as the mainstream social media platforms. Reddit is certainly late to the party with a broadcasting toolkit feature, yet its diverse undercurrent of content and active user growth trajectory put the company in a unique position. Over five days of testing ending August 23, Reddit rolled out its Public Access Network (RPAN) software, allowing select users to live stream on r/pan – a dedicated subreddit (channel). Particular emphasis has been placed on making RPAN safe and secure – “be like the lambeosaurus – feed on pine needles and have a good time” reads one of the RPAN…

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