RIT Scholar Works: Ask Me Anything: Promoting Archive Collections On Reddit. “Social media is an important marketing and outreach tool for many libraries. While Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are commonly used, Reddit is underutilized despite its popularity and high user engagement. Special collections can use Reddit to reach and engage with their target audiences, no matter how niche. This article explains how to use Reddit and host an event called ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA), using as a model a successful AMA hosted by archivists at the Rochester Institute of Technology.”
WGBH: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting Hosts Successful AMA on Reddit’s r/AskHistorians. “What happens when ‘the front page of the Internet’ meets the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB)? We found out recently when our AAPB team, responsible for the preservation of historic and at-risk public media programs from across the country, opened themselves up to questions on the r/AskHistorians subreddit for an AMA, or ‘Ask Me Anything.'”
The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) recently did an AMA on Reddit. “From 12pm – 4pm Eastern on February 13, 2019, historians asked us about how we collect, preserve and provide access to the collection, as well as questions about the content of the archive, and of course how scholars might collaborate with us to use the archive for research or in their teaching (we love hearing ideas!)”
Tubefilter: Oxygen To Promote New True Crime Series By Letting Reddit Users Question Famous Jurors. “NBCUniversal’s Oxygen recently rebranded to focus on true crime content, and one of its new shows in that genre is The Jury Speaks, which features perspectives from people who served on the juries of famous court cases. To promote that show, Oxygen is running a clever promotion online: It will bring some of its featured jurors to Reddit, where they will field questions posed by the website’s IAMA community.”
Hey, heads-up: Google is having a Reddit Q&A/AMA about machine learning today. There are actually several people involved so maybe it’s AUA for Ask Us Anything.
Talkshow has added an “AMA” feature. “Michael Sippey, one of Talkshow’s co-founders, says that the feature was born out of users holding impromptu Ask Me Anything sessions. But the only way for the audience to chime in was to be promoted to co-host, where they can say anything they want. They could then be removed from the discussion, but adding and removing these guests can be a hassle. The new feature, however, lets viewers submit questions and/or responses, which the host can review before allowing them through. It’s like a moderated comments section, but in real-time.”
Ever read one of those headlines that just makes your brain lock up? Check this out: Donald Trump to host Reddit AMA. “The Republican presidential nominee is scheduled to host a Reddit AMA (short for Ask Me Anything) session starting at 6:30 p.m. ET [on Wednesday, not today], his campaign announced Monday.”