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Aaron Swartz -one of the original founders of REDDIT, commits suicide at age 26.

#1Barenziah Boy ToyPosted 1/12/2013 4:59:34 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/tech-world-saddened-death-internet-activist-aaron-swartz-172630384.html

Excerpts:
Tech World Saddened by Death of Internet Activist Aaron Swartz
Aaron Swartz was one of the earliest members of the Reddit team, helped build the first RSS program, and was by all accounts a genius at a very young age. Swartz committed suicide on January 11. He was 26 years old.

Swartz is probably best known for his contributions building the first RSS model when he was only a 14-year-old, and then a few years later for helping build what would become the social networking site Reddit. Swartz also founded the advocacy group Demand Progress. Swartz suffered from some personal problems and had blogged about his depression before, which you can find on his personal blog if you're so inclined to go looking.

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#2AntifascistPosted 1/12/2013 6:07:09 PM
http://i.imgur.com/mfbKl.png
#3Kai_LagunaPosted 1/12/2013 6:29:25 PM
I'd say something, but I just know I'd be moderated for it.
#4CaptainKOPosted 1/12/2013 6:43:53 PM
call me stupid, but who is this guy and why should I care?
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#5OrcaPosted 1/12/2013 6:52:26 PM(edited)
CaptainKO posted...
call me stupid,


Ok, Stupid.

but who is this guy


He was one of the original founders of Reddit.

and why should I care?


Basic human empathy? Another needless loss to mental illness?
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#6Xeno14Posted 1/12/2013 6:54:06 PM
CaptainKO posted...
call me stupid, but who is this guy and why should I care?


http://boingboing.net/2013/01/12/rip-aaron-swartz.html

it shows the misguided aims of our justice system in looking to imprison him for 35 years, but letting HSBC go with a slap on the wrist
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#7Magics_FivePosted 1/12/2013 6:58:29 PM
From: Xeno14 | #006
CaptainKO posted...
call me stupid, but who is this guy and why should I care?


http://boingboing.net/2013/01/12/rip-aaron-swartz.html

it shows the misguided aims of our justice system in looking to imprison him for 35 years, but letting HSBC go with a slap on the wrist

>get caught stealing
>expect no consequences

ISHYGDDT
#8Sir WillPosted 1/12/2013 7:15:05 PM
Xeno14 posted...
CaptainKO posted...
call me stupid, but who is this guy and why should I care?


http://boingboing.net/2013/01/12/rip-aaron-swartz.html

it shows the misguided aims of our justice system in looking to imprison him for 35 years, but letting HSBC go with a slap on the wrist


35 years!?
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#9angrybirdsdudePosted 1/12/2013 7:15:59 PM
Magics_Five posted...
From: Xeno14 | #006
CaptainKO posted...
call me stupid, but who is this guy and why should I care?


http://boingboing.net/2013/01/12/rip-aaron-swartz.html

it shows the misguided aims of our justice system in looking to imprison him for 35 years, but letting HSBC go with a slap on the wrist

>get caught stealing
>expect no consequences

ISHYGDDT


just because it's a reddit thread doesnt mean you need le meme le arrows lel
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#10Xeno14Posted 1/12/2013 7:29:40 PM
Magics_Five posted...
From: Xeno14 | #006
CaptainKO posted...
call me stupid, but who is this guy and why should I care?


http://boingboing.net/2013/01/12/rip-aaron-swartz.html

it shows the misguided aims of our justice system in looking to imprison him for 35 years, but letting HSBC go with a slap on the wrist

>get caught stealing
>expect no consequences

ISHYGDDT


http://unhandled.com/2013/01/12/the-truth-about-aaron-swartzs-crime/
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