Summary of A Magna Carta for the Web

Looking for the video?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 5 minutes.

A Magna Carta for the Web summary
Start getting smarter:
or see our plans

Rating

7 Overall

8 Importance

8 Innovation

4 Style


Recommendation

In 2014, the World Wide Web celebrated its 25th birthday. To mark the occasion, computer scientist and father of the web, Tim Berners-Lee, took to the TED stage to elucidate the web’s achievements as well as its perils and shortcomings. Though Berners-Lee appears uncomfortable on stage, the nervous delivery of his oration doesn’t undercut the gravity of his words. He appeals to the public to help crowdsource a bill of rights for the web to protect Internet users’ privacy and access to information. getAbstract recommends Berners-Lee’s stark assessment to policy makers and anyone concerned with safeguarding their rights online.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the World Wide Web has achieved since its inception,
  • How to expand greater global access to the web, and
  • Why establishing a common direction with clear user rights is critical for the future of the web.
 

About the Speaker

Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He is director of the World Wide Web Consortium, which maintains standards for the web and continues to refine its design.

 

Summary

In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, then working at CERN, wrote the code that created the World Wide Web. He worked on his idea as a “side project,” but with much persuasion and collaboration, Berners-Lee and his colleagues managed to make the network function. Since its inception, the web’s popularity has skyrocketed...

More on this topic

By the same author

3 Dark Trends That Could Destroy the Web
3 Dark Trends That Could Destroy the Web
7

Customers who read this summary also read

The Superhero of Artificial Intelligence
The Superhero of Artificial Intelligence
8
Here’s How We Take Back the Internet
Here’s How We Take Back the Internet
9
Move Fast and Break Things
Move Fast and Break Things
8
How To Break Open The Web
How To Break Open The Web
9
The Internet Trap
The Internet Trap
8
Learning Technologies in the Workplace
Learning Technologies in the Workplace
8

Related Channels

Comment on this summary