I was sitting at my computer last week after a long afternoon of social media and client calls. I had been sleepy all morning and decided to close my eyes and relax for a bit in my plush office chair, which my wife got for me on my last birthday.
I heard a strange noise and sat upright abruptly to find I could move nothing below my shoulders. It was as if I was paralyzed. I open my mouth to yell out for my wife, but my words would not come out. It was then that I noticed a small, simple looking, little alien standing on the edge of my desk.
At this point I jumped up and out of my short dream, realizing that I was probably going to be late meeting up with Alexis Ohanian, Steve Huffman, and the rest of the Reddit team at their office in downtown San Francisco.
After a quick tour of Wired, the Reddit team and I spent about 2 or 3 hours talking about weird things in Asia, Reddit’s new subreddits system, some new features and changes coming to Reddit.com, and even Digg a bit.
Amazingly we spent quite a bit of time talking about the evolution of the spammer, SEO, and Social Media Marketing. It was very interesting and I really felt the team listened and was willing to really discuss the various topics.
@Alexis made sure I didn’t leave empty handed, giving me a few shirts and one of the brand new ceramic alien wobble heads.
I really enjoyed the insight that the Reddit team was willing to share with me and the time they dedicated to really discussing some of the current issues in social media. I had visited the Digg offices once or twice before to do some feature testing, but it was nothing as cool as hanging out at Reddit.