RSS and Reddit Pioneer Aaron Swartz Dies at 26

Kira M. Newman

Aaron Swartz, the digital prodigy who was involved in the creation of RSS and Reddit, was found dead on Friday. A relative told CNN that he had committed suicide. Swartz was also an activist who worked to fight against censorship and open up information to the public.


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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact