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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.


read about it here


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.


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soloyo
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nice link!

Andreas Mohacsy
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been reading up a bit on it this morning, really sad news

seems like he was pretty dedicated to making positive change... If someone as intelligent, passionate and dedicated as him felt overwhelmed by the system, and the cause this helpless it becomes even more clear how backwards the world is right now

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So sad, he seemed like such a decent person. The world needs more people like this.

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Thomas Orrow said:

So sad, he seemed like such a decent person. The world needs more people like this.

He killed himself, that's the saddest part

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or eliminated by some one behind the scene, who knows

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35 years in prison is a good enough motive for somebody wanting to kill themselves.

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