My first reaction was similar to the earlier posts that the “web” is just evolving. We even have version #s for it. Web 2.0 was about user generated content and social applications such as YouTube and Wikipedia, then version web 3.0 is vaguely and hopefully described as “the Web of Openness. This reflects the idea that the web will evlove to give us wht we want and that now includes breaking the data siloes and making the web ss a whole “smarter.”
But on reflection I think that is as much hope as likely prediction. I think there is something in this “move from the wide-open Web to semi-closed platforms that use the Internet for transport.” This is worrisome because it seems at odds with the spirit of openness that the “Web” embodied.
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