“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets

Katrina Brooker, Vanity Fair, Jul 02, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is a superficial look at the effort to re-decentralize the web. It focuses mostly on Tim Berners-Lee and his Solid distributed web application. " The system aims to give users a platform by which they can control access to the data and content they generate on the Web. This way, users can choose how that data gets used rather than, say, Facebook and Google doing with it as they please." This project has been in the works for several years; I've covered it previously. The article also mentions some other decentralized web projects, such as Mastodon and Peertube.

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