Projects like Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap and the world of open source software are the kinds of constructive tools that I hoped would flow from the web.
When contributing to the world-wide peer network, the scale of YaCy is limited only by the number of users in the world and can index billions of web pages. The resulting decentralized web search currently has about 1.4 billion documents in its index (and growing - download and install YaCy to help out!)
“I have been imagining this for a very long time,” says Berners-Lee. As described on the Solid and Inrupt websites the new platform will allow users to have complete control over their information ‘pods’ (an acronym for “personal online data store”) — it is only they who will decide whether outside apps and sites will be granted access to it, and to what extent.
In this article we will look closely at the tension between the growing awareness towards cases in which privacy is abused; to our legitimate desire to share content, purchase and sell goods, play, research and enjoy all the marvelous opportunities of the world wide web.
Indeed, the reader may have today used online banking services, purchased goods or services from websites, researched a specific topic, sourced travel information, browsed entertainment or news sites, communicated with friends on social media, or shared opinions in forums with like-minded people.
Sir Tim Berners Lee is building a new version of the world wide web, designed to take power away from tech corporations including Facebook and Google and restore it to the individual.
Tim Berners-Lee is famous for inventing the world wide web, and now he's ready to take things to the next level with an ambitious open source project called Solid.
The proponents of the so-called decentralised web – or DWeb – want a new, better web where the entire planet’s population can communicate without having to rely on big companies that amass our data for profit and make it easier for governments to conduct surveillance.