Sam Petherbridge

Aaron Swartz

Whichever way you look at it, Aaron Swartz has fundamentally changed the Internet. Aaron is one of the people behind reddit, which has been called the front page of the Internet. However, many would suggest that Aarons biggest claim to fame is as a coauthor of RSS or Rich Site Summary standard that is widely used across the Internet.

Earlier this year a movie was released telling Aarons story, his fight for an open Internet, his legal battle, and explores the questions of access to information and civil liberties that drove his work.

The movie is embedded below or is available to download for free from

Note: This article was updated in November 2019 to fix the typos of my younger self.

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