President Obama was a big hit on Reddit, so much so that he helped set an all-time traffic record for the popular social news website.
The session, known as an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit, registered more than 4 million visits since it went live Wednesday afternoon. At one point, as many as 200,000 people were on the site at the same time, which significantly surpassed Reddit's previous high of 130,000 concurrent visitors.
When asked why Obama chose to participate in the Reddit Q&A, the Obama campaign said it was a chance for the president to interact with Reddit's robust community.
“More than 40 million people use Reddit every month and the President's 'Ask Me Anything' session was a great opportunity to answer questions from this group directly," said Adam Fletcher, deputy press secretary for Obama for America, in an email statement.