The Open Web


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An old presentation I did a few years ago at an oxford geek night.

Put here because a couple of people were asking me to :)

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The Open Web

  1. 1. The Open Web <ul><ul><li>... and what it isn't </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. All Your Base <ul><li>Facebook connect et al (lock-ins!) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs, S3 etc – store your business in the cloud..? </li></ul><ul><li>Open Web is NOT a data-mining opportunity! </li></ul><ul><li>Who owns your data? </li></ul>
  3. 3. So, what is the open web? <ul><li>Freedom from lock-ins </li></ul><ul><li>Competition! - Real consumer choice (and not a Hobson's choice) </li></ul><ul><li>Data sharing in the hands of the data owner </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy FTW! </li></ul>
  4. 4. How we can get there? <ul><li>Data portability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open data formats (which are practical to use) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network federalisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gang up on the big boys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sites and networks part of something bigger </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education – making people aware of the problem </li></ul>
  5. 5. So? etc.....
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