Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Feb 2014 22:20 UTC
Internet & Networking

Speaking with Wired editor David Rowan at an event launching the magazine's March issue, Tim Berners-Lee said that although part of this is about keeping an eye on for-profit internet monopolies such as search engines and social networks, the greatest danger is the emergence of a balkanised web.

"I want a web that's open, works internationally, works as well as possible and is not nation-based," Berners-Lee told the audience, which included Martha Lane Fox, Jake Davis (AKA Topiary) and Lily Cole. He suggested one example to the contrary: "What I don't want is a web where the Brazilian government has every social network's data stored on servers on Brazilian soil. That would make it so difficult to set one up."

A government never gives up a power it already has. The control it currently has over the web will not be relinquished.

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When I try to find back an old connection, I typically type his or her name in Google and see if I can find him or her. I don't log in on facebook and check there, then log in on Google+ and check there, and then once again login on LinkedIn and check there.

Well, normally people just go to Facebook and search there, ie. within the service they want to add someone to. Googling for people generally results in a whole lot of irrelevant stuff, blog posts, comments, whatnot, and takes more time than just searching within the social-network that you're using.

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