Tim Berners-Lee on the Next Web

A great talk by the inventor of the worldwide web Tim Berners-Lee from this year's TED conference, well worth spending 18 minutes of your life with.It's also worth reflecting on how new the internet is: in January 1992 there were only 50 web servers in the world after the web's invention in 1990.

A great talk by the inventor of the worldwide web Tim Berners-Lee from this year's TED conference, well worth spending 18 minutes of your life with.

It's also worth reflecting on how new the internet is: in January 1992 there were only 50 web servers in the world after the web's invention in 1990.As Berners-Lee says in the video above, the past was (and remains in many cases) links from single page to single page: the future is linked data.

For linked data to serve you that data needs to be free, so the old techniques of document sharing need to change to a culture of shared data: a commons of content that can be referenced in multiple ways.

Instead of hording data and documents as we do now, Berners-Lee calls for 'raw data now' to enable a future of sharing and therefore increased collaboration.