Reddit cofounder and online activist Aaron Swartz dead at 26 | The Raw Story

See on Scoop.itSuicide and depression

Otir‘s insight:

Aaron Swartz hanged himself on Friday 1.11.13 in NYC. He was known as one of the authors of the widely popular rss (really simple syndication), which he created when he was 14. Eighteen months ago he got into judicial trouble for downloading documents for MIT. He was an online activist with a view to make the world a fairer place. He was battling depression while beeing obviously bullied by the prosecution on his case in Massachussetts. His tragic death is going to ripple widely.

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Otir

French blogger in the US writes on cultural differences, disabilities, religion, social media and politics.

3 thoughts on “Reddit cofounder and online activist Aaron Swartz dead at 26 | The Raw Story”

  1. Such a tragedy. The geeks/nerds around me are mourning him deeply, particulary in the open access community. As a tribute to his memory, many scientists made their publications publicly available today (or, like me, took the opportunity to reassert that they had already done so), see #pdftribute on twitter, and I hope that it turns into a broader, longer term movement.

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