President Barack Obama gets upvoted
August 29th, 2012
10:52 PM ET
10 years ago

President Barack Obama gets upvoted

(CNN) - When President Barack Obama decided to take questions directly over social media he didn't turn to his 28 million Facebook fans, or his 19 million Twitter followers. Instead, he turned to a website called Reddit where popularity is measured, fittingly, in votes.

"Hi I'm Barack Obama, President of the United States," Obama posted on the site by way of introduction. User Druken_Economist posted "moderators and admins have confirmed this thread; this is actually President Obama." Several other verification items also confirmed it, including a tweet from the official Barack Obama Twitter account and a photo on Reddit of the president seated at a plain wooden desk, staring into an Apple laptop in front of a single lamp.


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  1. funked

    At 65 YEARS OLD...

    Does Romney even know HOW to use a Computer?

    August 29, 2012 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  2. Ant

    The reason he did that, because he tries to reach to new voters, new pple, frieends.

    August 29, 2012 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  3. clownshoes

    What a joke this president is.

    August 29, 2012 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  4. Shane

    Obama really is pathetic.

    August 29, 2012 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  5. myviewis

    I think it's good that Obama got to spend time with kids on Reddit and he gets to spend time making beer. What else is there for him to do????????? Hopefully, he'll do some golf, play some basketball and hang out. Maybe he can invite all those voters that want government to take care of them, make decisions for them, pay their rent, pay their car and wait for once a month to get their government check to the White House for lunch and hang out.

    August 29, 2012 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  6. Namedeedee

    I am glad that you have chosen to reach out to those of us who still believe in what you can do for this country. TURN THIS COUNTRY AROUND!!!! Stop the out sourcing, create jobs and put unemployed back to work, stop the foreclosures, save Medicare, social security, and continue to make health care affordable and colleges as well. Your ratings appear to be pretty good so far according to the social media polls. I understand this battle to win the election is far from over. Through social media you will be able to reach many followers. Mr. President I know you can win the peoples trust back. Let's move forward and win your place in the White House.

    August 30, 2012 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  7. fernace

    This is why President Barack Hussein Obama is a president of the people! I remember the 1st time he wanted to address school kids via internet link! It was so unusual people were alarmed! This is a man of the people,for the people! He wants to make the middleclass strong again, not give "welfare" to the rich! By the way he's not taking anything away from the rich, he's simply letting their temporary tax subsidy expire, when it was slated to! It's only fair that the rich invest in America equally w/the rest of us!! Forward–Obama 2012!

    August 30, 2012 03:26 am at 3:26 am |
  8. Gizmo

    The President is simply too kool for school! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 AND BEYOND!!

    August 30, 2012 04:44 am at 4:44 am |
  9. Gurgyl

    Any sane will vote for Obama.

    August 30, 2012 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  10. w l jones

    We have a president can speak on any subject at moment notice without offending anybody. Now that the kind of spoke person we need in office. Bless

    August 30, 2012 07:24 am at 7:24 am |