Journalist covering technology policy, government innovation and Internet freedom for Mashable. Also shooting pictures.
Criticizing all of Reddit for the work of a few misguided users in one subreddit is like criticizing Facebook for your distant cousin’s constant Obama birther posts: absolutely ridiculous on its face.
A little-known fact is that Pope Francis has a couple of helping hands on social media: a pair of American undergraduate interns from Villanova University, a Catholic school in Pennsylvania.
Booker was high-energy throughout the night, furiously typing to post as many responses possible and taking short breaks only to film video answers with Waywire instead of relying solely on text. Booker and his staff worked together closely to pick which questions to answer as well as fact- and spell-check his answers before submitting them. (“Is a Star Trek fan a ‘Trekkie’ or a ‘Trekker,’” “Can you get me a link to that report,” and so on.) He only once paused to check his Twitter feed, and when Reddit experienced a few hiccups during the AMA, he asked with a hint of playful hope, “Are we crashing Reddit?