WEB INVENTOR SLAMS THE INTERNET
INVENTOR of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee has criticised what his creation has become, and started work on new online inventions.
Sir Tim created the web in 1989. In a recent blog post, he said the web had become an unfair place, which “powerful forces” use to promote their own interests. He wrote: “I believe we’ve reached a critical tipping point, and that powerful change for the better is possible – and necessary. People want to have a web they can trust.”
The post also announced a new platform Sir Tim is working on, called Solid. He says it will give users a choice as to where their data is stored, and that they can share that data with friends, family and others with different apps at the same time.
Sir Tim is taking time off from his job at Massachusetts Institute of Technology to work on his new project.