Let me introduce you all to Aaron Swartz, if you probably know him if you are one of those people that research into tool/applications that are around on the internet, Aaron was the co-author of the RSS 1.0 specification, he was founded a company called Infogami, a startup a result of the Y Combinator’s first Summer Founders Program.
Before Infogami, He attended Stanford University for a year, leaving to work on his company full-time. Infogami later merged with reddit.
In late 2006, reddit was sold to CondéNet (the online arm of Condé Nast Publications and the owners of Wired) and Swartz moved with his company to San Francisco.
In January 2007, Swartz was asked to resign from his position at Wired Digital.
In September 2007, Swartz, together with Simon Carstensen, launched Jottit, a website service quite similar to Infogami. Jottit was launched from bitbots.net, a project by Swartz and Carstensen.
At the moment, Aaron lives in Cambridge, Mass, He is also the co-director of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee where he works at the moment.
Check out this interesting video of him, an interview by spunoutmedia, He also has a very interesting blog, you should check it out to learn about him.