The Internet's Own Boy (A Movie You Have To Watch)

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Do you know the name Aaron Swartz?

I never met Aaron. I heard his name only a couple of times as he was one of the people involved in the development of RSS, the organization Creative Commons, and the founding of Reddit. You would think that he was an industry veteran with a resume like that. Along with those roles, he was also a writer, political organizer and Internet activist. Sadly, Aaron committed suicide in 2013 at the age of 26. Total shame. The Internet’s Own Boy is a documentary about Aaron Swartz. "It features interviews with his family and friends as well as the internet luminaries who worked with him. The film tells his story up to his eventual suicide after a legal battle, and explores the questions of access to information and civil liberties that drove his work," according to the website. It’s an amazing story about an amazingly interesting and complex individual.

Watch The Internet’s Own Boy right here: