Reuters reports that renowned video game journalist and podcaster Ryan Davis passed away last week. He was a Co-Founder of Giant Bomb which provides news and reviews on the latest games. Davis had a considerable online presence in the video game community due to his popular podcast “The Giant Bombcast.” . Read More
Digital activist and Reddit Co-Founder, Aaron Swartz, committed suicide on Friday. Swartz, a strong proponent of Internet freedom, was the founder of DemandProgress.org and a co-creator of the RSS 1.0 standard. . Read More one comment
New York – The New York Times on Thursday reported on how social networking sites like MySpace, Xanga.com and Facebook.com are treating situations when one of their often young members dies prematurely, from an accident, suicide, murder or medical problem. Many use the deceased's profile to eulogize in the comments section and grieve with other friends. "MySpace handles each incident on a case-by-case basis when notified, and will work with families to respect [...].
Beijing — A Chinese man has stabbed another man to death over the sale of a virtual sword used in the massively multiplayer online game "Legend of Mir 3," Reuters reported, citing a report in the newspaper China Daily. Qiu Chengwei, 41, stabbed Zhu Caoyuan to death after learning that Zhu had sold the "dragon saber" that Qiu had loaned him — pocketing about $870 on the deal. Qiu initially went to police when he [...].