The Indian Net Neutrality debate is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss what net neutrality is, how the debate grew in the United States, how fighters of internet freedom mobilized public opinion, how the battle in the states was won, the growth of the internet in India, the importance of mobile in the discussion, zero rated systems, and internet.org.
This episode features guest host and Upvoted producer: Alex Aldea (/u/paragonpod)
This episode features original music by Andrew Joslyn (/u/AJMuse).
Alexander Rhodes (/u/Alexanderr) is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss his passion for film; getting into the entertainment industry; working as a background actor on Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher; his rise to internet fame with his role as Suspicious Onlooker; how he founded the r/NoFap subreddit; and how he raised money for /u/edify’s funeral. This episode also features an appearance from Tim Ferriss (/u/Tim-Ferriss)
Here is a statement from /u/edify’s father:
“While Jarod was alive he spoke of reddit briefly a few times. But I never heard him enough to look it up. We never knew this side of Jarod until the redditors started making comments with their contributions on GoFundMe. I am still amazed at how many people contributed to help us lay Jarod to rest. I would like to thank everyone for helping us. If I could, I would like to give a hug to everyone. So, here's an e-hug, for helping a disabled Dad bury his son. Thank You, and May God Bless all of You.”
/u/Yoinkie2013, /u/motivatinggiraffe, and Arnold Schwarzenegger (/u/GovSchwarzenegger) are the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted. We discuss Yoinkie’s Ulysses’ Bucket List challenge; the birth of Motivating Giraffe; battling with depression; the importance of positive motivation; and Arnold’s pep talk to a redditor who had a rough day at the gym.
The Motivating Giraffe Book
Huck and Rin are back for a part two on Upvoted! We discuss how low income travelers use technology; finding love on the road; relationships with family; and an update on Rin’s travels.
This week’s outro is Jump That Train by Poor Man’s Poison.