Facebook, LinkedIn and other popular social-networking resources represent one of the threats to the future of the World Wide Web. Anyway, that's what says Sir Tim Berners-Lee (Tim Berners-Lee), who is known as one of the founding fathers of the modern Internet. The opinion he outlined in an article recently published in the prestigious popular science magazine Scientific American.
According to Tim Berners-Lee, are some of the most successful inhabitants of web space, for example, the same Facebook and large telecommunications companies began to move away from the fundamental principles on which the World Wide Web. For example, the activity of social network resources is able to split the Internet into separate islands, thereby violating its integrity.
This happens because the social network users in fact not able to extract the information that they are placed on the appropriate resource. Thus, according to Tim Berners-Lee, formed "closed silo of content towers" that increases the risk of splitting the total open Internet space into separate components. One of the founders of the World Wide Web believes that the Internet has become a powerful and ubiquitous tool precisely because it was built on the principles of equality and Facebook and similar sites are a threat to these principles.
In addition, a social networking resource can grow to the state monopoly, which leads to a limitation in the innovative development of the entire Internet, Recall, Facebook currently has more than 500 million users worldwide and this number is constantly growing. Among other things, Tim Berners-Lee called disturbing trend when developers create applications for a certain closed-centralized microcosm, separated by a wall from the rest of the Internet, such as it is implemented in the Apple ecosystem.