What is "Ask Me Anything"?
Ask Me Anything (AMA) is an interview format that originated on the website Reddit. The idea is that everyone -- from daredevils who've climbed Mt. Everest to regular folks who work at Walmart to President Obama -- has interesting insights and information to share. The format has become so popular that other websites host these forums too.
Reddit has a wide variety of content -- not all of it appropriate for kids -- and thrives on user participation. The Ask Me Anything forums can get edgy, but the audience for specific people and topics determines how the conversation will go. If your kids are interested in participating, either by watching the questions and answers scroll by or by asking a question, it's a good idea to hang out with them. Who knows? You might learn something. Check out the Ask Me Anything calendar for upcoming interviews.