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This article was published on January 14, 2013


    Were you offline over the weekend? Here’s the best of what you missed

    Were you offline over the weekend? Here’s the best of what you missed Image by: kozak-salo
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    Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

    While there are few things as awesome as the Internet, we all need time off from it occasionally. Here’s a handy guide to help you catch up with the tech news you missed, along with interesting reads from The Next Web and beyond.

    This weekend was dominated by the sad news that Aaron Swartz, who co-authored the RSS 1.0 specification aged just 14 and was involved in the early days of Reddit and the Creative Commons movement, had been found dead, aged 26. It’s well worth reading the posts by his friends Cory Doctorow and Lawrence Lessig, which we’ve linked to below.

    In the news

    Good reads

    Interesting stories from beyond The Next Web

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