Speaking of online video celebrities hosting impromptu Q&A sessions on an online platform that at least one technology expert calls the “web’s unstoppable force,” Phil DeFranco established and then set up shop in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (aka AMA) post earlier this week.
The YouTube star who recently signed with San Francisco-based new media network Revision3, launched the multiple-times-a-day online video news program for Generation X and Y called SourceFed, and ranks in the top 20 on YouTube’s All-Time Most Subscribed List (with almost 2 million subscribers) couldn’t find his voice on Wednesday. So, he engaged with fans via Reddit instead of his regularly scheduled Phil DeFranco Show.
DeFranco’s post received over 3,500 comments in total (by comparison, Jake and Amir’s AMA numbers topped out at just above 2,600 and Bear Grylls’ – whose name DeFranco once had difficulty pronouncing – racked up 6,500). The questions range from why DeFranco broke apart from one of the original YouTube supegroups, The Station (Short Answer: He didn’t like where it was going), to why he hasn’t married his girl yet (He copped out of a short answer), to how many people he employees between his online video efforts and t-shirt line For Human Peoples (Short Answer: Five for For Human Peoples and 11 total in Phil DeFranco, Inc.), to how much money he makes from YouTube (Short Answer: Not telling, but he pays himself $100,000 a year and reinvests the rest into his company).
It’s the kind of thing every Philly D fan should read and a great supplement to even the most informative of on-camera Phil DeFranco interviews.