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.
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