This page is a collection of links to news sources, articles, and websites that are concerned with how to reconfigure the World Wide Web so that, in whole or in part, it operates in a manner that places control more directly in the hands of individuals and communities.
Keywords for web search: ‘inrupt’; ‘decentralized web’; ‘distributed social network’; etc.
- Contract for the Web. World Wide Web Foundation
- Solid. Social Linked Data is a proposed set of conventions and tools for building decentralized social applications based on Linked Data principles. “It realizes the web as originally envisioned …”.
- Inrupt is the company founded by Tim Berners-Lee to advance the development of Solid: One Small Step for the Web …
Listed by date. These items cover a range of issues and ideas about various projects to develop a more decentralized web.
- Matthew Hodgson. 9th October 2016. A decentralized web would give power back to the people online. TechCrunch.
- Zoë Corbyn. 8th Sep 2018. Decentralisation: the next big step for the world wide web. Observer.
- Arnav Bansal . October 2018. An introduction to SOLID, Tim Berners-Lee’s new, re-decentralized Web. Free Code Camp.
- K.G Orphanides. 15th Feb 2019. How Tim Berners-Lee’s Inrupt project plans to fix the web. Wired.
- Rob Price. 11 Dec 2019. Twitter is trying to build a new decentralized social media service that could transform its business — or present new kinds of headaches. Business Insider.
- Adi Robertson. 12 Dec 2019. Twitter wants to decentralize, but decentralized social network creators don’t trust it. The Verge.
- by Tanya Basu. 27th Jan 2020. Why private micro-networks could be the future of how we connect. MIT Technology Review
- Wendy Hanamura. 30th Jan 2020. Our Social Media is Broken. Is Decentralization the Fix? Internet Archive.
- Kavaeric. 29th Feb 2020. I Want to Talk About Social Media, Which So Happens To Have Me Being Critical of Mastodon . Medium.
- Mai Sutton. 4th Mar 2020. Defeating Tech Giants With Open Protocols, Interoperability, And Shared Stewardship. Techdirt. (See ‘Further Reading’)
- Techdirt. 4th Mar 2020. Protocols Versus Platforms, Part One. Techdirt. [Podcast]
- Ian Sample (Science Editor). 12th Mar 2020. Internet ‘is not working for women and girls’, says Berners-Lee. Guardian.