We all have a life on the Internet. The internet began when Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the Web, or the WWW, which made it very easy for anyone to use it for information. 28 years later, we seem to have overwhelmed it with the availability of our personal information.
This might not have been a very big problem if all of our personal information was not collected by some big companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google.
So Berners-Lee has decided to put our data back in our hands and is preparing to do so with a new open source project: the Solid.
I always thought the web was for everyone. This is why I and others are struggling to protect him. The changes we have made have created a better and more connected world. But although we have done well, the web has evolved into a machine of inequality and division. It is influenced by powerful forces that use it for their own agendas.
Today, I think we have reached a critical point of overturning and this strong change for the better is possible and necessary.
Solid aims to change “the current model where users have to make their personal data available to digital giants in exchange for a perceived value. As we have all discovered, this is not in our best interest. "We want to restore balance - giving all of us full control of the data, personal or not, in a revolutionary way."
Solid is not such a radical project, but it seems to be a new specification structure for expanding Web technology (HTTP, REST, HTML). The new structure reported is 100% compatible with the existing web. The new project seems to give extra features to an existing system. However, when used in combination, it allows exciting new features on web pages and applications.