Leaked photos = a quarter-billion page views for Reddit
Share Now on:
Remember those photos stolen from celebrities’ iCloud accounts that wound up on the Web last week?
Well, links to those pictures showed up on Reddit. According to Wired, “In just six days Reddit earned enough money… to power its servers for roughly a month.”
The money came about through the sale of memberships. However, it’s likely the site made even more from ads.
Wired says those photos, in total, led to a quarter-billion page views on Reddit in the full week it took for the site to ban them.
We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.
Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.
In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.
Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.