Aaron Swartz, co-founder of Reddit and online activist, hangs himself
This might be old news already but I am wondering why there is not a blog about it yet.
Swartz was a computer prodigy who designed his first website at age 13 — and dropped out of high school after just one year. At 14, he helped write the RSS program that alerts users to new blog posts.
He later co-founded the social news website Reddit, enjoying a financial windfall in 2006 when it sold to Conde Nast’s Wired Digital.
The self-educated Swartz was admitted to Stanford as a sociology major, but he dropped out after a year as well. He also founded Demand Progress, an Internet group that campaigns against Web censorship, and became known as a cyber Robin Hood — providing free Web content to one and all.