Saturday, January 15, 2011

Berners-Lee Sounds Alarm Over Appified, Siloed, Regulated Web

By Mike Martin

Tim Berners-Lee has set off a debate over the future of the Web, arguing in an essay published in Scientific American that the walled gardens being created by social networks, businesses and governments could create isolated islands of information in a vast ocean of lost data. At stake is the "continuous worldwide conversation" that the Internet enables, he maintains.

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