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AMA, or ask me anything, is an online interview format popularised at Reddit, see [1].

The interview subject answers questions posted by members of a forum.

We hope to provide as many AMAs as possible through the end of December, 2018, as Google+ users are contemplating platform alternatives.

Plexodus / G+MM AMA format

As with most of this project, this is an evolving situation and this process will likely evolve over time. Bear with us as we sort this out.

As of 19 October 2018, AMAs are being held at the Google+ Mass Migration community, on Google+. Both interviewees and those asking questions must have a Google+ account. The AMAs can be read by anyone.

The format is text-based.

AMAs will be scheduled as live question-and-answer sessions. The AMA will start when the guest opens their post.

The AMA is self-serve. Please visit the Google+ Mass Migration forum

Guests start the interview by posting the following, replacing <name>, <role> and <project> as appropriate:

*Hello, my name is <name> and I am the <role> of <project>.  Ask me Anything!*

The asterisks will create a bold title for your post.

Please post a proof of your AMA to a Well Known Channel and link to that from your AMA.

Guests will answer questions for at least one hour following the scheduled start of the AMA. They will return for follow-up questions 4-6 hours later, if possible.

It is possible that future AMAs may be held at the Plexodus subreddit, should it provide sufficient audience.

Requested AMA subjects / topics

Please list any desired topics and subjects here, along with the request date, in time order by request date.

If contacts are available, please provide.

AMA "Ask me Anything" Requests & Status
Platform Listed Request sent Scheduled
MeWe 19 Oct 2018
Diaspora devs 19 Oct 2018
Cake 19 Oct 2018 26 Oct 2018 5pm US/Eastern 1 Nov 2018
Dreamwidth 19 Oct 2018 26 Oct 2018 --
Eter9 19 Oct 2018 -- --
Ben Smith, VP Eng, Google 21 Oct 2018 21 Oct 2018 --
Socialhome 21 Oct 2018 25 Oct 2018 3pm US/Eastern 30 Oct 2018
Reddit 26 Oct 2018 26 Oct 2018 --
Solid 26 Oct 2018 26 Oct 2018 (resp) --
SmugMug/Flickr 26 Oct 2018 26 Oct 2018 (resp) --

Upcoming AMAs

The following are upcoming scheduled AMAs

Pending Invitations


October 2018

  • Tuesday 30 October, 3pm US/Eastern: Jason Robinson, developer of Socialhome, a federated social web application. URL.

November 2018

  • Thursday 1 November 2018, 5pm US/Eastern: Chris MacAskill / Cake. URL

December 2019


Past AMAs

October 2018

How to volunteer for an AMA

Please either leave a message at the Google+ Mass Migration forum, in the AMA category, tagging one or more of the moderators if possible, or email [User:Dredmorbius Dredmorbius] at dredmorbius <at> protonmail <dot> com

Specify Subject: G+MM AMA.

Thank you.

Please provide:

  • An email contact.
  • Your online presence: FB, Twitter, G+, Mastodon, Diaspora, etc., etc.
  • The date(s) and time(s) you are available.
  • A prepared bio, 1-2 paragraphs in length.
  • A description of your project.
  • A URL to your project homepage, service site, or description.

You will need a Google+ account if you do not already have one.

If you can provide 24-48 hours advance notice we will publicise your AMA as best we can. You are invited and encouraged to do so as well.

Please commit to at least one hour of live questions. We recommend you return after 4-6 hours to respond to any follow-up questions.