Video of the Day: What Happens When Reddit Guest-Edits Hulu

On Wednesday, Hulu's Ben Collins reached out to the Reddit community with an interesting offer. The assistant editor at the popular streaming video website wanted Reddit, a social news aggregation site that attracts more than one billion pageviews every month, to select what video to showcase on Hulu's homepage today.

"A lot of us at Hulu are longtime redditors. As such, we've done some very reddit things, like comment on threads about hipsters doing some straight up reprehensible things with a can of Spaghettios in the name of modern art," Collins wrote. "It has also helped up figure out what we like about the Internet and, yep, the world. We're grateful for that. So. We have an idea. reddit, do you want to guest edit a part of our homepage for a day?"

Over the course of two days, Reddit's users voted more than 5,000 times to feature Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. A 13-part television series that aired on PBS in 1980, Cosmos was the most widely watched series in the history of American public television until it was unseated by The Civil War in 1990. It is still one of the most widely watched PBS series in the world. Broadcast in over 60 countries, Cosmos has been seen by at least 500 million people.

Watch other Videos on the Technology Channel.

Presented by

Nicholas Jackson is a former associate editor at The Atlantic.

The 86-Year-Old Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile his neighbor, the patriarch of a 70-acre family farm

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The 86-Year-Old Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm

Video

Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

Video

Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

Video

An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

Video

The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

More in Technology

Just In