President Obama on Reddit
President Obama on Reddit
President Obama on Reddit

At 4:30 Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama surprised Internet users by popping onto Reddit–a social news site that allows users to vote for what makes the “front page”–to do an “Ask Me Anything,” in which notable people allow Reddit users to ask questions. The White House announced the event at around 4:15, and the site, which boasts nearly 40 million users and is no stranger to high traffic, became slammed and was intermittently up and down. According to Redditcounter, more than 2 million people tried to access the site during the event, which lasted about 45 minutes. Read the full story at US News & World Report.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



PreviousGoogle launches new Google+ features for businesses NextSpheres of Influence on the Econo-sphere

Get Briefed Every Day!

Subscribe to my daily newsletter featuring current events and the top stories in technology, media, and marketing.