In the Midwest, #Internet2012 finds a thriving startup culture, @Forbes reports

During the Internet 2012 Bus Tour, Ohanian and a group of journalists, entrepreneurs and Internet advocates visited states traditionally thought of as agricultural epicenters.

“It’s not an accident we picked football, meat and energy,” Martin said of the businesses Reddit profiled during the tour. “They’re not the first industries you think of when you think of the impact the internet has.”

Hudl, AgLocal and Simple Energy are three companies seeking to improve the management of football, meat and energy respectively. Of the eight companies the bus crew visited during the two-week tour, all have found a way to provide an entirely new product or service that wouldn’t have been possible without the Internet.

So happy to see the continued excitement around our Internet2012 bus tour. Let's keep this up all the way to Washington D.C.