Internet inventor slates Facebook

Everyone’s on Facebook aren’t they? Well, almost everyone is, except the man who is credited as inventing the internet itself. On no! He despises it. Facebook, not the internet. We guess he likes that...

Sir Tim Berner-Lee the BRIT (yes, he’s British) instigated the workings of the world wide web when we were all knee high to grasshopper, and he’s issued a damning report on websites such as Facebook as well as iTunes. Having a pop at these sites that have a ‘wall around them’, he said; ‘if we allow these and other trends to proceed unchecked the Web could be broken into fragmented islands. Each site is a silo, walled off from the others. Yes, your site’s pages are on the web but your data is not. You can access a web page about a list of people you have created in one site but you cannot send that list or items from it to another site.’

Adding; ‘the goal of the Web is to serve humanity. We build it now so that those who come to it later will be able to create things we cannot ourselves imagine.’

You can join the 'ban Facebook’ campaign, er, on Facebook.

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