The Unknown Blogger Who Changed Wikileaks Coverage →

Via theatlantic:

Alexis Madrigal would like you to meet Aaron Bady, a seventh-year Ph.D. who changed the course of Wikileaks coverage:

When historians look back at WikiLeaks and how the world’s pundits tried to make sense of what was happening, they’ll see a familiar list of sources: Foreign Policy’s Evgeny Morozov, The Guardian’s John Noughton, The New York Times’ David Carr, several people from the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society, and various long-time digital leaders like Geert Lovink and Larry Sanger.

But among that list you’d also find Aaron Bady and his blog His probing analysis of Julian Assange’s personal philosophy and possible motivations became an oft-cited piece of the global conversation about what WikiLeaks might mean. Before Bady’s November 29 post, Julian Assange and the Computer Conspiracy; “To destroy this invisible government”, only a few hundred people a day found their way Bady’s blog. In the days afterward, tens of thousands of people swarmed to the site — and Bady ended up linked by some of the most influential media outlets on the planet.

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  4. bulentyusuf said: "John Noughton“‘s name is spelt John Naughton, and he writes primarily for The Guardian’s sister paper, The Observer. Although, Charles Arthur’s articles for The Guardian have been pretty good as well.