Peter Kafka got a chance to ask Reddit founder, Alexis Ohanian, “How Reddit Got Obama”:
There’s not a lot to it. I’ve gotten to know quite a few folks in the WH & Obama campaign team over the years and it was always something I brought up when I got the chance. There are quite a few redditors at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and at the campaign HQ — given the prominence of reddit, it’s an easy sell.
I’ve met Alexis and that’s really how he is, but there has to be more to it than that. Read the rest of Peter’s article for the answer (hint: nope that’s really it).
Here are my two favorite question/answers from the whole event:
Obama: It will be out soon! I can tell from first hand experience, it is tasty.
The most upvoted link, 1604 votes, shows this picture –http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3qop0b/
Redditor: This may be the most appropriate use of this meme in reddit’s history.
Obama: Jordan – I’m a Bulls guy.
Redditor: damn right you are
For a complete listing of the session visit Alex Howard’s rundown on Google Plus.