Reddit, Twitch, and Imgur have created a research partnership called DERP
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Reddit and Imgur may be home to fairly strange corners of the internet, but they’re still filled with deeply valuable information about the world and how we all use the web. Now those sites, in conjunction with several others, are launching an initiative to help researchers study the data the sites collect to help them learn more about social networks or any other information that might go through them. The sites are having a bit of fun with naming the new initiative, which they’re calling the Digital Ecologies Research Partnership, though they’d probably you rather call it by its abbreviation: DERP.