“Chicago-born Internet activist Aaron Swartz dies at 26” @ WBEZ

Posted on January 14, 2013

Tim Akimoff — January 12, 2013: “Chicago-born Internet activist Aaron Swartz took his own life in his New York City apartment on Friday, according to his uncle Michael Wolf.

Swartz, who at 14 co-authored the RSS 1.0 specification, which is widely used for publishing news stories, was often described as a brilliant thinker and architect in the Internet freedom movement by his close friends. He was also considered an early builder of the social news and entertainment website Reddit…………..”

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