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Sir Tim Berners-Lee fears for the web, Part 4: politics and society

Politics, it would seem, knows no limits. Politics permeate every aspect of our lives, no matter where we choose to live out that life, be it in this world or a virtual one such as the web. In the first installment, I discussed the worries voiced by the founder of the web, Sir Tim Burners-Lee, […]

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee fears for the web, Part 3: web enabled

If we accept that the problems of the web are not a part of the web itself but more the people within it, what can be done to solve these problems? In the first installment, I discussed the worries voiced by the founder of the web, Sir Tim Burners-Lee, where I quite colourfully portrayed the […]

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee fears for the web, Part 2: the potential

Can the web be brought to heal at such a relatively late stage? And what exactly can be done by way of remedial activities to cure what ills there are presently, as well as deal with those ills yet to come? In the first installment, that’s how we left the debate that has emerged as […]

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee fears for the web, Part 1: in the beginning

The web has matured, and in doing so has grown in ways that its father-creator hadn’t anticipated. The web has become a social animal; if at times unruly, bawdy and a little immoral. And on occasion there’s the sinister, threatening dark side. A side of which few dare tread. But there’s also the edifying, even-handed […]

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Web 2.0 venture capital increasing, but real success hard to find…

“A Dow Jones research subsidiary just published a report on Web 2.0 venture capital investing, and it contains a few surprising finds. Out of $13 billion in VC investments in the first half of 2006, only $262 million went to Web 2.0 companies.Before going any further, let me clarify what the report counts as a […]