Why walled gardens are bad for the open Web

Facebook and other social platforms represent a serious threat to the future of the Internet, argues Tim Berners-Lee, the computer scientist credited with developing the World Wide Web. Social networks are accumulating huge troves of walled-off data, eroding the democratic, open-to-all principles upon which the Web was founded, Berners-Lee argues. “Why should you care? Because the Web is yours. It is a public resource on which you, your business, your community and your government depend,” he writes.  ScientificAmerican.com


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