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Solid: the new Web

Personal empowerment through data That’s the principle that drives Sir Tim Berners-Lee new Web initiative, Solid, and the company, inrupt[1] that he has formed to implement it. Sir Tim believes that his invention has created a better and more connected world but at a price. In a blog post[2] he says:
"But for all the good we’ve achieved, the web has evolved into an engine of inequity and division; swayed by powerful forces who use it for their own agendas." Why? Because the Web has become dominated by a few big players who are using our data and our attention to make huge profits. But we have little control over that data and how it is used. Berners-Lee is going to change all that.
Solid is a way of ensuring that individuals retain control over their data — what is there and who can access it. The POD At the heart of Solid is the personal online data store (POD). A POD contains all of your data, is under your control BUT maybe shared with applications that you choose.