World Wide Web Without Walls

Unknown author (2007-08-24)

Today's Web is built upon a particular symbiotic relationship betweensites and users: the sites invest capital to create and market a setof features, and users gain access to the sites often in exchange fortheir data (e.g., photos, personal information, creative musings,etc.). This paper imagines a very different Web ecosystem, in whichusers retain control of their data and developers can justify theirexistence without hoarding user data.