If you haven’t already read it, Reddit is launching a new app for its popular “Ask Me Anything” series.
Currently available on iOS and coming soon to Android, the app gives Reddit a much needed touch of user-friendliness. So if you haven’t yet been initiated to the front page of the Internet, now’s your chance.
The interface abandons Reddit’s Windows 98-style look in favour of a modern, visually-pleasing design. Gone is the cluttered page of posts that practically required a manual to understand — the app is a clean and intuitive experience that most mobile users will be able to navigate.
For example, rather than figuring out how to search for your favourite subject, users can simply swipe left or right to toggle between different AMAs. The new interface also makes it easier to read and post those pressing questions in real time.
So while you’re asking U.S. President Barack Obama what his favourite colour is, you could be just a few swipes away from finding out why the T-Rex dinosaur has such small arms.
But for those who’ve never used Reddit before, it’s a valuable resource definitely worth checking out. The website is a self-regulating message board of ideas, where users post links while others either vote them up or down. The posts that have the most “upvotes” move to the top, while the less entertaining ones naturally sink to the bottom.
The Ask Me Anything series, meanwhile, features some of the most accessible content on the site. Experts and celebs (Denzel Washington takes to the subreddit this Friday, September 5) host Q & A sessions on their area of expertise – be it acting or astronomy – and users can chime in with whatever questions they can think of.
Questions like, I don’t know, how do people actually use this website?!