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Wednesday, Oct 9 2013

One of the more popular features on Reddit, the self-styled "front page of the Internet" link aggregation site, is a "subreddit" called IAmA. It allows users to list their occupation and encourage the public to "ask me anything," So, for example, "I am an essential government worker who doesn't get a check until this is over. AMA." An IAmA has become an important stop on the self-promotion tour – celebrities from Madonna to Louis C.K. to Bill Gates have submitted to the public interview format, and even Barack Obama got in on the game during the 2012 campaign. Now the Commonwealth Club's Inforum is taking the idea a step further with Ask Me Anything Live with Alexis Ohanian. Ohanian is the perfect subject for a live AMA: He co-founded Reddit, worked as a Kiva fellow in Armenia, and funds startups through his company Das Kapital Capital. Looks like we'll finally get a chance to ask why none of our links ever make the front page of the Internet.

Thu., Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m., 2013

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