Aaron Swartz. Born on this day! November 8, 1986. He would have been 33 today.
November 9 will be observed all over the world as Aaron Swartz Day — an annual event to celebrate Aaron Swartz’s legacy as an activist, programmer, entrepreneur & political organizer.
Remember 9th November! 💜
Learn more about his work and how each one us can contribute towards Internet Freedom.
@BhavanaVarun RIP Aaron.. Your spirit will never be forgotten!
@kushal Amazing! Thank you for sharing. His legacy must be remembered. 💜
@BhavanaVarun daw the documentary on him 2 years ago. He was a good one
Visionary, Genuine soul & a crusader. That's how the world must remember Aaron Swartz.
"Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves,” Aaron wrote in his Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto.
“Forcing academics to pay money to read the work of their colleagues? Providing scientific articles to those at elite universities in the First World, but not to children in Global South? It’s outrageous & unacceptable.”
We remember him! 💗
The Internet's Own Boy
@BhavanaVarun this is how a single person can change world for better. He wanted information to be free like it should be but was harassed by govt and power that controls the world.
Rest in Peace Aaron. Your legacy still lives on
@BhavanaVarun @DrNikhil_P_B In this case it's publishing companies profiting off the unpaid labor of #researchers writing papers for free and reviewing it for free. Ironically, you need to do research for a PhD but today it's all about citations. Here #capitalism capitalizes on PhD students doing near slavery labour as they have no rights to the paper they wrote. The irony of #academia!
@BhavanaVarun The internet's own boy