TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,069 Reviews & Articles | 38,989 News Posts

Reddit co-founder found dead at just 26

Reddit co-founder, digital activist and political organizer has been found dead, apparent suicide

| Current Affairs News | Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:36 am

Aaron Swartz. co-founder of the insanely popular site Reddit, a young digital activist and political organizer among many other talents, has been found dead of an apparent suicide on Friday in New York.

 

TweakTown image news/2/7/27827_02_reddit_co_founder_found_dead_at_just_26.jpg

 

Swartz was set to go on trial for acquiring scientific articles without permission from online scientific journal store JSTOR. Rewinding twelve years, Swartz was just 14 years old when he co-authored the first specification of RSS, something that is used religiously all across the world for the syndication of content.

 

He then found himself on a path of innovation, co-finding Reddit, as well as the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and the advocacy organization, Demand Progress. When he took the 4 million academic papers from JSTOR, he later appeared in court in September of last year where he pleaded not guilty.

 

It has been reported that Swartz was plagued by a migraine disease as well as depression. Swartz's attorney, and his uncle have both confirmed he took his own life on January 11, 2013 in New York City.

NEWS SOURCES:Theage.com.au

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Current Affairs news at our Current Affairs news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases