Nice writeup of International Semantic Web Conference by Helena Deus - mentions Solid

The idea behind Solid is to support social activities on the web (much like those supported by Facebook and LinkedIn) while allowing the people interacting with each other to still own their own data yet co-exist with and link to others’ profiles and posts using the principles of the semantic web, including validation of data shapes. Social apps must ask permission to use attributes of the user data, which means that predatory apps that steal and sell user’s social data for a profit won’t be as easy to build as they are today. Libraries are currently being built as part of the Solid ecosystem which will allow developers to use Solid with Javascript (either using LDFlex or React).


Too bad that linkedin requires a user account to view. Just like facebook, etc. I used to have one but discontinued when MS took over.

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