@BarackObama does Reddit AMA

by Jeff Hargarten

President Barack Obama has conducted a personal AMA (ask me anything) thread on Reddit. These threads are typically venues where the community can interview a celebrity or other person of interest, who in turn answer as many questions as they are able.

The discussion in question is currently drawing a heavy strain on Reddit's servers and a lot of traffic was being denied, prompting the site's administrators to set the thread to read-only. The thread has approached nearly 10,000 replies, giving average people direct contact with Obama to ask whatever questions weigh on their minds.

Obama is the first sitting U.S. President in history to post a Reddit AMA. The president's thread is garnering attention amid the Republican National Convention currently taking place in Florida.