Reddit is now experimenting with user-generated reddits, and one of the new ones is reddit for ruby hackers
. For the three people who have never heard of reddit, this is a link aggregation site where you can vote on ruby articles, something like Digg and Dzone.
The Ruby reddit is important, and if you patronize link aggregators like this, I encourage you to please post good Ruby links, vote for the links you like, and perhaps even participate in the comments.
There is already a programming subreddit, but the Ruby reddit is appears to be an entirely distinct “space.” Posts can be in programming.reddit com and in ruby.reddit.com, and there are separate posts and comments. What this means is that Ruby programmers can vote for links and exchange comments without getting into tiresome flame-wars with people who do not care for Ruby.
Of course, you are still free to defend Ruby against Smug Haskell Weenies over in programming.reddit.com. It isn’t an all-or-nothing choice. I look forward to seeing you there!