A group of scientists got together this week in San Francisco to look for ways to create web 2.0. Tim Berners-Lee came up with the world wide web 27 years ago, originally for scientists to find info easily. Commenting on the present day web, Berners-Lee said “It controls what people see, creates mechanisms for how people interact. It’s been great, but spying, blocking sites, repurposing people’s content, taking you to the wrong websites — that completely undermines the spirit of helping people create.” The New York Times says Berners-Lee and his group are working on coming up with a more peer-to-peer web that would be much less suited to spying on people or hoovering up their information, and might include a micro payment system, so that advertising wouldn’t be the only model to pay for it, and would ease the need for all our information for targeted advertising.
Apple will live stream the keynote for the World Wide Developers Conference Monday, June 13th. According to macrumors.com the stream will be available over apple.com, and via an events app on Apple TV. We’ll cover the hilights of announcements right here.