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Title    Sir Tim Berners-Lee Talks about the Web Again
Date    Wednesday April 05 2017, @02:38PM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the no-itsy-bitsy-spider dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/04/05/0235231

takyon writes:

Sir Tim Berners-Lee gave an interview with radio station WBUR about the state of the Web and its future:

Berners-Lee initially imagined the web as a beautiful platform that could help us overcome national and cultural boundaries. He envisioned it would break down silos, but many people today believe the web has created silos.

And he still largely sees the potential of the web, but the web has not turned out to be the complete cyber Utopian dream he had hoped. He's particularly worried about the dark side of social media — places where he says anonymity is being used by "misogynist bullies, by nasty people who just get a kick out of being nasty."

He also identified personal data privacy, the spread of misinformation, and a lack of transparency in online political advertising as major problems with the current Web in a letter marking the World Wide Web's 28th birthday last month.

Previously: World Wide Web Turns 25 years Old
Tim Berners-Lee Proposes an Online Magna Carta
Berners-Lee on HTML 5: If It's Not on the Web, It Doesn't Exist
The First Website Went Online 25 Years Ago
Berners-Lee: World Wide Web is Spy Net
Tim Berners-Lee Just Gave us an Opening to Stop DRM in Web Standards


Original Submission

Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "an interview with radio station WBUR" - http://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2017/04/04/world-wide-web-inventor-future
  3. "the web has created silos" - http://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2017/04/03/boston-tech-filter-bubbles
  4. "identified" - http://webfoundation.org/2017/03/web-turns-28-letter/
  5. "World Wide Web Turns 25 years Old" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/03/09/2036220
  6. "Tim Berners-Lee Proposes an Online Magna Carta" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/03/12/1045204
  7. "Berners-Lee on HTML 5: If It's Not on the Web, It Doesn't Exist" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/11/01/1927247
  8. "The First Website Went Online 25 Years Ago" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=15/12/22/188202
  9. "Berners-Lee: World Wide Web is Spy Net" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/06/13/0456225
  10. "Tim Berners-Lee Just Gave us an Opening to Stop DRM in Web Standards" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/10/08/0314243
  11. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=19462

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