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Reddit Co-Founder Commits Suicide


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The Internet genius behind the popular Web site Reddit.com committed suicide at his Red Hook home yesterday, according to law-enforcement sources and friends who publicly identified him.


Officers found Aaron Swartz unconscious at 9:30 a.m. Police are investigating whether he passed away after hanging himself, but the medical examiner will determine the cause of death, said law-enforcement sources.


Swartz reportedly co-founded Reddit and helped draft an early version of the RSS format, a "Web feed" that syndicates popular headlines.

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