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President Obama is Hosting an AMA (Q&A) on Reddit

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President Obama has opened himself up to an AMA on Reddit...

Alex Ohanian, co-founder of social media website Reddit, teased earlier today that there would be a "special AMA (Ask Me Anything)" via his Twitter feed.

Indeed, Ohanian's word proved true when President Barack Obama announced that he would be hosting an AMA on Reddit this afternoon at 4:30 PM EST. The Reddit thread is located here.

Reddit's AMA (Ask Me Anything) subreddit is a forum that operates exactly as the name of the subreddit suggests. People can post AMAs, opening themselves up to any questions that Reddit users have, no matter how personal in nature. If they wish to limit questions to those of a less personal nature, then they can host AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything) threads instead.

Interestingly enough, President Obama's opted for the former, which may just be opening up a can of worms…

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    Anonymous , August 29, 2012 9:04 PM
    I bet 99% of the questions will be about marijuana legalization and I predict all of them will be ignored or side-tracked.
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    Camikazi , August 29, 2012 10:39 PM
    The part I found funny is that someone Grammar Nazi'd him, I found that hilarious :) 
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    Anonymous , August 29, 2012 9:04 PM
    I bet 99% of the questions will be about marijuana legalization and I predict all of them will be ignored or side-tracked.
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    icemunk , August 29, 2012 9:10 PM
    and... it's down.
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    spartanmk2 , August 29, 2012 9:30 PM
    Move along folks, nothing to see here.
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    slabbo , August 29, 2012 9:31 PM
    It's total BS, the only questions being answered are stupid ones...like "what's recipe for whitehouse beer?" or something along those lines...I mean really? He's scared to answer real questions.
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , August 29, 2012 9:32 PM
    got2bLightI bet 99% of the questions will be about marijuana legalization and I predict all of them will be ignored or side-tracked.
    The other 1% will be about his citizenship lol
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    dalethepcman , August 29, 2012 9:46 PM
    slabboIt's total BS, the only questions being answered are stupid ones...like "what's recipe for whitehouse beer?" or something along those lines...I mean really? He's scared to answer real questions.


    Anyone who thinks the president is sitting behind a desk answering these questions posted by reddit users is either retarded or 10. This is a marketing scheme just like twitter/facebook events etc..

    On the plus side, at least the marketing firm working for Obama knows what reddit is, so even if the presidency is a little out of touch, the people they pay to make them look good aren't...
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    toms my babys daddy , August 29, 2012 9:50 PM
    obama killed reddit's servers
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    Darkerson , August 29, 2012 10:39 PM
    got2bLightI bet 99% of the questions will be about marijuana legalization and I predict all of them will be ignored or side-tracked.


    More like 100%, not that i was surprised.
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    Camikazi , August 29, 2012 10:39 PM
    The part I found funny is that someone Grammar Nazi'd him, I found that hilarious :) 
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    extremepcs , August 29, 2012 10:46 PM
    Hopefully the Reddit grammar nazi's will be rounded up and sent to Gitmo soon :) 
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , August 29, 2012 10:56 PM
    slabboIt's total BS, the only questions being answered are stupid ones...like "what's recipe for whitehouse beer?" or something along those lines...I mean really? He's scared to answer real questions.

    I would be scared to if everything you ever said or did can be turned around on you. But you are right generic answers and avoidence of hot topics.
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    Anonymous , August 29, 2012 11:56 PM
    As a Republican, I must say: Go Obama! After the RNC changed the rules to ensure that the lobbying industry's preselected candidate Shitt Robme received the nomination, and that none of those pesky delegates were allowed to vote for Ron Paul, I'm abstaining from the elections and hoping the Dems take it all.

    If you think the great Mormon flip-flopper actually cares about you, you're either a billionaire, or else you deserve what you're going to get. This election is proof that you'll never get to elect anybody the lobbyists don't approve of first.
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    Xatos , August 30, 2012 12:53 AM
    A terrible president answering questions on a terrible website full of teenagers.

    Can't wait...
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    dudewitbow , August 30, 2012 1:23 AM
    XatosA terrible president answering questions on a terrible website full of teenagers. Can't wait...

    You'd be surprised on the average age of reddit users, and more or less its impact on social media.
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    fpoon , August 30, 2012 1:47 AM
    Reddit. In the end, he will begin his speech with "Le fellow Americans..."
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    Pinhedd , August 30, 2012 5:37 AM
    dudewitbowYou'd be surprised on the average age of reddit users, and more or less its impact on social media.


    Actual age and maturity are two different things. Reddit is a cesspool of stupidity and ignorance
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    aeurix , August 30, 2012 11:12 AM
    slabboIt's total BS, the only questions being answered are stupid ones...like "what's recipe for whitehouse beer?" or something along those lines...I mean really? He's scared to answer real questions.


    I've never seen so many softballs thrown in all my life. I was pleased that he lied about Afghanistan (out by 2014...right, we'll still have bases there and soldiers stationed with contractors galore). If he would honestly answer any of the many questions about marijuana, NDAA and civilian drone bombings I would have respected him a hell of a lot more. These were all canned party answers.. and it quickly became a circle jerk on Reddit.
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    halls , August 30, 2012 1:17 PM
    I think it's really cool that he did this, but let's be real. Was anyone really expecting him to say anything he hadn't already said, or would be willing to say, on television? Every answer he gave was going to be 100% public. It just wouldn't have been smart to answer the tougher questions in such a fashion, especially considering we're so close to another election.
    Still, it was cool that he was willing to sit down for an hour or so and look through them, especially considering how fast the site went down.
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    Northwestern , August 30, 2012 2:53 PM
    What a great idea, let's start an AMA on a website who's population is mainly composed of people who are too young to vote/care.
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    germ warfare , August 31, 2012 1:57 AM
    slabboIt's total BS, the only questions being answered are stupid ones...like "what's recipe for whitehouse beer?" or something along those lines...I mean really? He's scared to answer real questions.


    Actually, as a homebrewer this is relevant to my interests...