On the intersection of technology, culture, and everyday life: My semi-updated space to collect and link my thoughts about interesting things I spot.
Awoke Saturday morning to friends’ FB posts and the beginnings of people, both close and distant to him, navigating how to respond to the sadness of Aaron Swartz‘s passing. For those who do know know, here’s one memory of Aaron and his impact on both internet culture and people in his life. Many closest to him, publicly blogged emotion-laden words generously sharing their private, personal worlds that makes eyes mist. And then, the general news coverage came. Perhaps the most remarkable tribute, a PDF campaign quickly emerged in his honor. Academics started posting research articles on Twitter using the hashtag #pdftribute. By Sunday evening, there had already been over 3.5 million impressions and over 500 tweets per hour. Links scraped from those Twitter posts are being aggregated at Pdftribute.net