Reddit, an entertainment, social networking, and news website where registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links, has changed its logo to the Armenian flag today in commemoration of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. When hovering over the image, users will see the phrase, “100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide”. According to the Alexa rank, Reddit is the 24th most popular website globally, receiving over 2 million visitors daily.
Alexis Ohanian, founder of Reddit, has been vocal about the events that took place a hundred years ago. He is currently in Yerevan participating in the commemorative events taking place on April 24.
Here are some tweets and images from his visit.
Mother Armenia. Visiting her always reminds me of the Saroyan quote “I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” #priime
A photo posted by Alexis Ohanian (@alexisohanian) on
This episode of @upvoted really means a lot to me: it’s about #ArmenianGenocide and features my dad + grandpa http://t.co/9nK8pnvdKL
— Alexis Ohanian (@alexisohanian) April 23, 2015