Solid - A Better Web

We have no privacy on the web anymore. Our data is stored with many third-parties, some even sell it behind our backs. Solid aims to put all our data in a single place that's under our control (pods). Changing the way we deal with personal data.

Solid was started by the inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. I can't wait to see the next generation of apps and services being built on Solid.

Special thanks to Ruben Verborgh for providing feedback on my script. Check out his blog for more in-depth content about Solid: https://ruben.verborgh.org/

Sources

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Berners-Lee, T. (2017, March). Three challenges for the web, according to its inventor. Web Foundation. https://webfoundation.org/2017/03/web-turns-28-letter/
Day, L. (2020, March). Solid Promises a New Approach to How the Web Works. https://hackaday.com/2020/03/30/solid-promises-a-new-approach-to-how-the-web-works/
Frequently Asked Questions. (n.d.). Solid. https://solidproject.org/faqs
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