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…
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...
More like 100%, not that i was surprised.