Election day in the U.S. sure got a lot more interesting when President Obama went online on Reddit in the afternoon and asked its users to vote in the elections. Obama stated that he was “checking in” and needed users to vote well in time before the polls closed on the East Coast. He also added that he would like users to help spread the word and ensure that their friends and family had also cast their votes.
This isn’t the first time Obama has appeared on Reddit. He previously took part in a 40 minute session of “Ask Me Anything”, answering questions from users. He also posted a thank you to users who participated in this session, and complimented them on the questions asked.
Most of the users responded positively to the president’s post, with quite a few American Reddit users stating that they had voted for him, while some European users wished they could vote too. However, not everyone enjoyed Obama’s presence on Reddit. One user posted, “Dammit, Mr. President. Did you have to try to crash Reddit on Election Day?”
In a few hours, USA will know the result of the elections, and will find out if they are going to have a new president. Wonder which of the two the tech world prefers?