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Is this the Internet at its finest? Honesty and open information are the governing values on the “IAmA” subreddit, also known as the “AMA” or “Ask Me Anything” subreddit. Participants, who can be anyone and everyone, use the platform to tell their story and answer questions about their life.
The subreddit is your chance to talk to people too famous or too interesting to meet in your everyday life.
So who are the people who participate in IAmA threads? Well, President Obama for one. Actor Woody Harrelson for another (although he kind of messed that one up). Really, there people from politics and the entertainment industry galore. And then there are the people who have lived extraordinary lives: kidnapping victims, near-death experiences, extreme travels, medical marvels, the list goes on and on.
Here’s how it works. A notable or interesting person gives a short description of what they do or what happened to them and states “Ask Me Anything” or, in rarer cases, “Ask Me Almost Anything” if the subject requires some anonymity. Redditors then oblidge, asking questions about what happened, how it felt, future plans, the impact or even for advice.
Here’s a look at a few of the threads:
- What he talks about: Campaign funding and Super PACS, Afghanistan, Life with Michelle and the girls, Bulls basketball
- What he talks about: His work and character on Parks and Rec, who is basically same person as he is; his wife, Megan Mullaly; Amy Poehler and other coworkers on Parks and Rec, wood working and meat eating.
A Los Angelos police officer AMAA, responding to the media spotlight from a recent video and controversy of using excessive violence.
- What he talks about: the life and jargon of a police officer, conceal and carry, ticket quotas, and being on the receiving end of a butt-grab at a Halloween party while on duty.
A woman who was kidnapped when she was 11 years old and left for dead AMA.
- What she talks about: the actual event, what it felt like, the kidnapper’s remorse, the aftermath felt in Boulder, Co., how she had dealt with it.
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