The Web is 25 years old , and its creator, Sir Tim Berners Lee has written an article on the official Google Blog calling for the Internet to remain free and open.
Sir Tim Berners Lee has launched a new website called the webat25, where he is talking about the challenges that face the web, and also how it can remain free and open for everyone.
Today, and throughout this year, we should celebrate the Web’s first 25 years. But though the mood is upbeat, we also know we are not done. We have much to do for the Web to reach its full potential. We must continue to defend its core principles and tackle some key challenges. To name just three:
How do we connect the nearly two-thirds of the planet who can’t yet access the Web?
Who has the right to collect and use our personal data, for what purpose and under what rules?
How do we create a high-performance open architecture that will run on any device, rather than fall back into proprietary alternatives?
There are no easy answers to these, and many other questions. Remember though that the Web was built by all of us, and so we all can, and should, play a role in defining its future. So please get involved. Send a birthday message to the Web using #web25 on any social media platform or by using this site. Support the work of the World Wide Web Foundation and the Web We Want campaign. Engage with the World Wide Web Consortium to imagine and build the future standards that will keep the Web the powerful platform for innovation that it is, starting with a symposium on the future of the Web.
You can find out more details over at webat25.org, and also more details over at the Google Blog at the link below.