Twenty years after its creation, the open Web seems to be facing some of its biggest challenges and its survival may make the whole difference between a world where a few large companies have most of the control or one where anyone is afforded the opportunity to innovate online.
Definition: What I mean by Web
Under that definition, it means that Facebook or Google cannot be seen as “the Web” any more than iphone or android phone apps are.
Definition: What I mean by Open
Open is another tricky word to define.
Some people look to open as interoperable. To those people, an open Web only exists when a site or page is accessible by everyone without requiring any kind of extra registration. In those people’s views, sites like Facebook are not open because they require a username and password to access them.
Read More at Business Insider by Tristan Louis, Business Insider
Please share this post with your friends and comment below. If you haven't already, take a moment to sign up for our free newsletter above and friend us on Twitter and Facebook to get real time updates.