On Thursday February 13 Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian came to Indiana University as part of a speaking tour. Alexis is an entrepreneur, investor, and most well known for co-founding the social news site Reddit. The Union Board and the Informatics and Computing Student Association have eagerly collaborated to host Alexis for a talk on how to make the world suck less following the release of his book Without Their Permission. Mike Trotzke also spoke at this event, which was recorded on location by WFHB for Standing Room Only.
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The Bloomington Telecommunications Council continued its discussions Dec. 3 about bringing telecommunications scholar Susan Crawford to Bloomington.
The council has encountered issues getting funding for the visit, and last month it requested $5,500 dollars from the city Board of Public Works.
New Council member Jo Throckmorton asked another member, Duane Busick, why the Council would push for the visit from Crawford, who is known mostly for her advocacy of internet access and net neutrality.
“It has nothing to do with what this council deals with,” he said.
Busick said the Council deals with some issues that include internet communication, even though the Council’s statutory responsibility is primarily related to cable television. He said the Council has tried unsuccessfully to redefine its role in city government in recent years and that cable TV is now outdated.
Throckmorton and Busick were the only members who attended the meeting. The council was not able to conduct any official business because there was not a quorum.