On new Digg’s launch day, Kevin Rose lets Reddit ask him anything (update)

Digg founder turned venture capitalist Kevin Rose announced yesterday that he would participate in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA), which, like the name indicates, invites Reddit users to ask him anything.

That was over 12 hours ago, and Rose has yet to leave a single response. Yesterday was also the launch of the newly revamped Digg v.1, leaving some people to believe that Rose was simply trolling Reddit users. (See update below for Kevin’s responses.)

Reddit moderators previously verified that Rose was the one responsible for posting the AMA submission, and Rose himself sent a link to the page via his Twitter account — thus ruling out the possibility that the AMA submission was a fake.

It’s entirely possible that Rose forgot about the AMA, but he’s yet to make any reference to it on Google+, Reddit, or Twitter. And regardless of why he hasn’t responded, Rose’s silence did create some funny jabs by Reddit users.

“To be fair, he said ask him anything, he didn’t promise to answer,” wrote Reddit user flargenhargen.

We’re reaching out to Rose to see what the deal is, and will update this post with any new information.

Update 8/1/2012 – (10:00 a.m. PST): Kevin Rose updated his Twitter account about an hour ago to apologize for not answering any questions from the AMA. The reason for the delay was apparently due to Rose celebrating a friend’s birthday.

However, he has still yet to answer a single question from the community. Presumably, this will change later on in the day.

Update #2 (12:45 p.m. PST): After a long delay, Kevin is finally addressing some of the questions. One thing that jumped out at me was his response to his “biggest regret” with Digg, which he replied via the YouTube video embedded below.

Photo via Kevin Rose/About.me


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