Yesterday, an anonymous junior barrister (whose ID card is pictured below) found himself the talk of the internet, after a seemingly unremarkable post inviting questions about his job as a "wig-wearing court advocate" became the top ranked post in social network Reddit's 'IamA' section.
'IAmA' ('I am a') is an online Q&A session, where users encourage others to 'AMA' ('Ask me anything'). It’s popular among the world-famous, with President Barack Obama, Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson and adventurer Bear Grylls all having taken turns in the IAmA hotseat of late. Obama's thread is here.
Non-celebs regularly feature too, but few of their posts rank very highly (Reddit works by having its users vote submissions "up" or "down", which is used to rank the post and determine its position on the site's pages).
So it was with some surprise that the barrister found himself barraged with questions as his post became the number one ranked on a site that attracts millions of users per day...