Gareth Hughes, MP, will do a Reddit AMA at 7:30pm today

via ODT

via ODT

Gareth Hughes must think he’s somebody.  Reddit AMAs (Ask Me Anything) are crowd interviews normally reserved for top statesmen and women, top people from business, or those that constantly dominate the news in some way.

People like Barack Obama, Bill Gates and even Helen Clark have turned themselves over to the Reddit crowds for a no holds barred, unedited, meet the people AMA exchange.

So it’s only natural that Gary thought “Obama?  Clark?  This is for me!”

Now, Gary will only be appearing in the New Zealand section of Reddit, where he’s quite likely to find himself surrounded by a dozen bewildered Redditors that would normally be discussing momentous issues such as the drought or the latest NZ Herald upset.

So, to ensure Gary doesn’t feel unloved, I think we should turn up and give him a bit of a hand.

You’ll need to sign up to Reddit here, but all you need is a username and a password.  You do not need to provide any personal details, not even an email address.  Creating a Reddit account takes no time at all.  Then, once you are logged in, you can participate in asking questions.

I will update this post closer to 7:30pm with the actual link to the AMA.  In the mean time, have a look how the punters are warming up for the event here.

Now, before we get to 7:30 pm today, why don’t we throw some ideas around in the comments as to what questions we should ask Gary.


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