Notes from Tim Berners-Lee's talk at Mozfest 2018 Live Stream
Recently, Tim Berners-Lee participated in a series of Dialogues and Debates, held within the Mozilla Festival 2018. He talked about Solid, the newly launched company inrupt, that will be helping to fuel the success of Solid, and the power this new model of true data ownership has to decentralize the web and bring it back to people, Tim Berner-Lee made some important points.
Below are few of my notes from the talk:
We, at Solid think that you should have complete control of all your data
Down the road Solid pods will be run by all kinds of people in the cloud
A POD is a piece of personal storage
I want to have a meeting without contributing to the monetization of the data streams currently running over the web
The big change that Solid brings is that data is decoupled from applications.
Developers used to work on the front-end (the part that talks to the user) and on a back-end (the part which talks to the server). With Solid there is a common back-end and there will be no more back-end programming.
It is all Linked Data. You can share anything with anything.
We have people working on the documentation, the server, the software,the apps
It is all in its early days
I myself have been use it using solid apps for a long time
Solid works on behalf of the user
The video from the talk is available here:
"Key to his talk there was how he doesn’t want to contribute any more to the “monetization data stream” that’s at the heart of the way the web works today. When businesses know everything about you, nothing is private anymore. By giving away data, you become a target for advertising, or subject to political manipulation and fake news. It’s a web where your data works for “others” and not for you". Source: Turning the Privacy World “Right Side Up”
Instead of an Epilogue, a Call to adventure:
Check the category Using Solid here: https://forum.solidproject.org/c/using-solid
Keep your head up, looking towards the Web of People, not down the tiny obstacles on the road.
Don't be shy, say hello to the people in the gutter chat. I did! Here: https://gitter.im/solid/chat
Check How to create a webpage by Don Tai whom I don't know but just taught me how to do what I mostly want to: write a blog post :) here, on Solid, just for the fun and thrill of it. Here: Playing with SOLID's POD