Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Re-decentralising the web - Tim Berners-Lee and Solid #vmvwiki #vmvweb

2016 Berners-Lee’s new project, underway at his MIT lab, is called Solid (“social linked data”), a way for you to own your own data while making it available to the applications that you want to be able to use it.

With Solid, you store your data in “pods” (personal online data stores) that are hosted wherever you would like. But Solid isn’t just a storage system: It lets other applications ask for data. If Solid authenticates the apps and — importantly — if you’ve given permission for them to access that data, Solid delivers it.

Weinberger, D. (2016, August 10) How the father of the World Wide Web plans to reclaim it from Facebook and Google Retrieved from

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