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Reddit bills itself as the front page of the internet and there aren’t a lot of people who would disagree with that statement. You can find just about anything on the website given its endless list of categories or subreddits populated by perhaps one of the most loyal userbase on the internet. It has now launched its very own live blogging platform called Reddit Live. This would allow people to regularly update a post when new information becomes available without having to worry about Reddit’s regular submission process and the rules that govern it.

Reddit limits the number of times a user can update a post, it also doesn’t allow them to alter the headline of the post after it has been published and on conventional Reddit posts users can’t collaborate with other people.

All this changes with Reddit Live, which has actually been in a semi-open beta since February. There’s no limit on the number of times a post can be updated during the course of an event. Pictures and videos can be embedded by simply pasting a link. The live threads live outside subreddits and have been designed to be submitted like any other link to a desired subreddit.

Reddit has shown that it is a good tool for crowdsourcing information online. The new tool will aid people who want information about a particular topic and users from all around the world would be able to contribute to that in one single post. Some example live threads that are already up and running include one about the conflict in Ukraine and about the NBA Summer League.

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