Solid (web decentralization project)

Solid (Social Linked Data) is a web decentralization project led by Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the World Wide Web. The project is run from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The project “aims to
necessarily change the way Web applications work today, resulting in true data ownership as well as improved privacy” by developing a platform for linked data applications that are completely decentralized and fully under users’ control rather than controlled by other entities. -wiki reference

A biggest patch for internet After 29 years

Berners-Lee sense that the internet was need of repair and originate the Solid project as a first step to fix it,

  • A way to give individual users full control over usage of their data
  • The Solid project is available to anyone to join and contribute, although Berners-Lee advises that people without coding skills should instead advocate publicly for changing the internet

Take back a power of internet

On Solid, all the information is under own control. Every bit of data user creates or adds on Solid exists within a Solid pod–which is an acronym for personal online data store. These pods are what give Solid users control over their applications and information on the web. Anyone using the platform will get a Solid identity and Solid pod. 

Berners-Lee says, will take back the power of the web from corporations.

Sponsors –   Mastercard   and   Qatar Computing Research Institute,

Developer(s)Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Target platform(s)World Wide Web
Player softwareNode.js
Programming language(s)JavaScript
Application(s)Social networking

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