Since its creation in 2005, Reddit has turned into a monster. Billed as "the front page of the internet," the social networking/entertainment/news/link aggregator has become one of the largest websites on the internet. I'll be honest and tell you that though I consider myself pretty smart when it comes to this internet stuff, Reddit is still mostly confusing thing to me. But it has become an invaluable resource for staying on top of the news of the day, looking at hilarious gifs of cats doing insane things or participating in chats with celebrities.
It's that last one that is particularly cool. Called "Ask Me Anything," (AMA's) these sessions see celebrities log in and essentially participate in a message board discussion with Reddit users for a pre-determined period of time. They're often very interesting and informative. But the biggest problem is that once they're over, they seem to vanish from the internet, never to be seen again. And that's a shame.
Thankfully, something is being done about it. A new book from Reddit collects some of the best Reddit AMA's. It's volume 1 of what will likely become a series of books, so now you can relive some of the best Q&A sessions from the history of the website. Here's what the promo text says:
"What if you could ask President Barack Obama anything - anything at all? Or maybe your favorite celebrity, say, Madonna, Bill Gates or Buzz Aldrin? What would you want to know? This is the opportunity that Reddit offers on the Ask Me Anything community. In "Ask Me Anything - Volume 1", the first book of its kind, Reddit brings you a collection featuring the most interesting, provocative, humorous and inspirational sessions."
Even if you don't participate in Reddit AMA's, this is probably a good book to own.